Interviews

Weekly feature introducing you to film professionals from all over Europe sorted by name.

4778 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/10/2019. 581 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Sandra Seeling Lipski • Director, Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

"It’s really important to keep the level of quality very high"

Sandra Seeling Lipski • Director, Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

We chatted to Sandra Seeling Lipski, founder and director of the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival, the eighth edition of which will unspool...  

17/10/2019

Lorcan Finnegan  • Director of Vivarium

“There is an element of horror in the everyday”

Lorcan Finnegan • Director of Vivarium

We talked to Lorcan Finnegan, the Dublin-born director of Vivarium, a brand-new take on the suburban dream  

17/10/2019 | Sitges 2019

Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia • Director of The Platform

"Humanity will have to move towards the fair distribution of wealth"

Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia • Director of The Platform

Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia triumphed at the 52nd Sitges Film Festival, winning four awards for his first work The Platform, including Best Film in the Official...  

16/10/2019 | Sitges 2019

Boris Lojkine • Director of Camille

"Camille is me"

Boris Lojkine • Director of Camille

French filmmaker Boris Lojkine tells us about his second feature, Camille, revealed in Locarno and distributed in France by Pyramide  

16/10/2019

Leopold Grün  • Managing director of AG Verleih, organiser of European Work in Progress Cologne

“We wanted to do something for the benefit of European arthouse cinema and movie theatres”

Leopold Grün • Managing director of AG Verleih, organiser of European Work in Progress Cologne

We talked to Leopold Grün, managing director of AG Verleih and organiser of European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP), ahead of the second edition of the...  

15/10/2019 | European Work in Progress Cologne 2019

Raffaella Delvecchio and Roberto Corciulo  • International production manager and film fund manager, Apulia Film Commission

“A model for the good use and proper spending of European funds”

Raffaella Delvecchio and Roberto Corciulo • International production manager and film fund manager, Apulia Film Commission

Raffaella Delvecchio and Roberto Corciulo of the Apulia Film Commission talk to us about the advantages of shooting in Puglia and the new funds made...  

15/10/2019 | Apulia Film Forum 2019

Luca Ferrario  • Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission

“Foreign productions are discovering a new side of Italy”

Luca Ferrario • Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission

The Manager of the Trentino Film Fund and Commission, Luca Ferrario, tells Cineuropa how productions filmed in an environmentally friendly fashion are being...  

15/10/2019

Rose Glass  • Director of Saint Maud

“I was interested in the idea of having a film where the central relationship took place inside someone’s head”

Rose Glass • Director of Saint Maud

Cineuropa caught up with British helmer Rose Glass to talk about Saint Maud, her highly acclaimed debut film that has just screened at London  

14/10/2019 | London 2019

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

“So many projects were overbooked, a sign that our selection had attracted considerable interest”

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

We spoke with the director of the Apulia Film Forum, Alberto La Monica, about this year’s tenth edition which unfolded in Brindisi between 10-12 October  

14/10/2019 | Apulia Film Forum 2019

David Bogi  • Head of International Distribution and Business, RaiCom

“International players, both in the fields of production and distribution, are looking to Italy with great interest”

David Bogi • Head of International Distribution and Business, RaiCom

We spoke with David Bogi, Head of International Distribution and Business at RaiCom, on the eve of his departure for MIPCOM  

14/10/2019

Jessica Woodworth  • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

“Laughter is power”

Jessica Woodworth • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

We talked to Jessica Woodworth, one of the directors of this year’s Warsaw opening film, The Barefoot Emperor, about Europe turning sour and learning how to...  

11/10/2019

Ligia Soare  • Programmer and organiser, Animest

“Animated films can help children open up”

Ligia Soare • Programmer and organiser, Animest

We chatted to Ligia Soare, who is in charge of the kids’ events and sidebars at Bucharest’s Animest International Animation Film Festival  

10/10/2019 | Animest 2019

Sergi Doladé  • Director, Medimed

“The Mediterranean doesn’t separate us; it brings us together”

Sergi Doladé • Director, Medimed

We chatted to Sergi Doladé, the director of the Euromed Docs Market, which focuses on the promotion and distribution of projects from the EU and the...  

10/10/2019

Ognjen Sviličić  • Director of The Voice

"I wanted to avoid this grey feeling of despair that you find in Eastern European films"

Ognjen Sviličić • Director of The Voice

We caught up with Croatian writer-director Ognjen Sviličić, whose sixth feature, The Voice, has just premiered in the World Cinema section of the Busan...  

09/10/2019

Lachezar Avramov  • Director of A Picture with Yuki

“Seeing the reality we are so used to through the eyes of a foreigner was really tempting”

Lachezar Avramov • Director of A Picture with Yuki

We chatted to Lachezar Avramov, a Bulgarian director whose film A Picture with Yuki has just won a Special Mention at this year’s Golden Rose Film Festival  

09/10/2019 | Golden Rose 2019