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136 articles available in total starting from 26/09/2002. Last article published on 18/05/2021.

Yoram Schaffer • General director, Movie Discovery

Interview: Yoram Schaffer • General director, Movie Discovery

“An entrepreneur must have both a deep understanding of his or her potential clients, and a great passion”

A breakdown of how a small Israeli start-up is helping independent filmmakers, production companies, distributors, film festivals and film bodies to better organise their work  

18/05 | /Israel

Alessandro Raja  • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

Interview: Alessandro Raja • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

“I think that the majority of festivals will develop their own online strategy and be somehow hybrid”

A privileged observer of the film festival landscape, the CEO and co-founder of Festival Scope offers his insights on the future of online and hybrid film festivals  

14/04 | /Europe

Gilles Fontaine  • Head of Department for Market Information, European Audiovisual Observatory

Interview: Gilles Fontaine • Head of Department for Market Information, European Audiovisual Observatory

“Except for cinema admissions, COVID-19 can be seen as an accelerator of pre-existing trends rather than a disruption element”

Our discussion revolved around two of the body's most recent studies exploring the impact of the pandemic on Europe's audiovisual industry  

09/03 | /Europe

Bernie Stampfer, Martin Diesbach, Nuno Bernardo  • Heads of studies, Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

Interview: Bernie Stampfer, Martin Diesbach, Nuno Bernardo • Heads of studies, Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

“The change in the funding schemes around Europe will dramatically impact the industry”

EPI’s heads of studies present their views on the trends and prospects in the audiovisual industry for the coming years, topics that were dealt with in a series of online workshops  

17/02 | /Germany

Jane Mote  • Consultant Editor, The Whickers

Interview: Jane Mote • Consultant Editor, The Whickers

"It remains clear that in 2020 documentary filmmakers are not able to make a healthy living from their work"

Jane Mote helps us to grasp the changing landscape for documentary filmmakers, with an eye on the post-Covid / post-Brexit world  

23/12/2020

Kathrin Kohlstedde • Head of Programme, Filmfest Hamburg

Interview: Kathrin Kohlstedde • Head of Programme, Filmfest Hamburg

“Though there are many differences between them, the students find out they also have a lot in common, and the films help them to discover and articulate that”

Filmfest Hamburg head Kathrin Kohlstedde tells us about the European University Film Award, the 2020 winner of which will be announced on 10 December  

03/12/2020 | European Film Awards 2020

Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

Interview: Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

“The goal is to encourage South-South co-productions by giving them the means to be more solid”

Enrico Chiesa tells us about Clap ACP, a project financed by the European Union to support South-South co-productions  

14/09/2020 | /France

Hülya Sungu  • Programme director, International Migration Film Festival

Interview: Hülya Sungu • Programme director, International Migration Film Festival

“Migration isn't something to be afraid of; on the contrary, it develops a sense of empathy”

We chatted to Hülya Sungu, programme director of Turkey’s International Migration Film Festival, about the takeaways from this year’s edition of the gathering  

30/06/2020 | /Turkey

Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Interview: Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

"The initiative aims to open a window of mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue"

Giorgio Ficcarelli, head of Culture at EC's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, discusses the "Meet the Neighbours of the Neighbours During COVID-19 Time" initiative  

05/06/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay  • Director of Oray

Interview: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay • Director of Oray

“Humans are too complex to be able to choose between two sides; we have to learn to combine different identities”

We chatted to German filmmaker of Turkish heritage Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay about his Cineuropa Prize-winning Oray at the Mons Film Festival  

16/03/2020 | Mons 2020

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