Interviews

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

5119 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 25/05/2020. 608 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Paul Manate  • Director of Paradise

"In Tahiti, there is a respect for ancestral beliefs: ghosts, the powers of the Tahu’a, taboos"

Paul Manate • Director of Paradise

France's Paul Manate talks about his first feature Paradise, shot in Tahiti and mixing ancestral magic together with contemporary realism, against a...  

25/05/2020 | /France/French Polynesia

Fabrice du Welz  • Director

"It’s high time for us to get back to work and to carry on with our lives"

Fabrice du Welz • Director

In light of the lack of commitment over any possible resumption of film activities in Belgium, director Fabrice du Welz reflects on a situation which he...  

25/05/2020 | /Belgium

Seppe Vanhaecke  • Distributor, MOOOV

“As a subsidised organisation we want to support cinemas as much as possible”

Seppe Vanhaecke • Distributor, MOOOV

We caught up with Seppe Vanhaecke, responsible for distribution at MOOOV, to discuss the Benelux distribution and the current situation  

21/05/2020 | Belgium

Marcin Pieńkowski  • Artistic director, New Horizons Film Festival

“Festivals are not just about showing movies”

Marcin Pieńkowski • Artistic director, New Horizons Film Festival

We talked to the artistic director of Poland’s New Horizons Film Festival, Marcin Pieńkowski, about the gathering’s new November dates – and his kids’ love...  

21/05/2020 | New Horizons 2020

Joan Gonzàlez  • Director, DocsBarcelona

"There’s a documentary for every single viewer"

Joan Gonzàlez • Director, DocsBarcelona

We chatted to Joan Gonzàlez, the head of the Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival, the 23rd edition of which kicks off today on Filmin  

19/05/2020 | DocsBarcelona 2020

Daniel Hoesl and Julia Niemann  • Co-directors of Davos

“Dialogue between the public and the world leaders doesn’t happen”

Daniel Hoesl and Julia Niemann • Co-directors of Davos

We chatted to Austrian filmmakers Daniel Hoesl and Julia Niemann about their latest documentary, Davos, which looks at the everyday life of people living in...  

19/05/2020 | Visions du Réel 2020

Vesela Kazakova  • Producer, Activist38

“Producing is a skill that will always be applicable and that’s where my ambition lies”

Vesela Kazakova • Producer, Activist38

Part of the EFP’s Producers on the Move, UK-based Bulgarian producer Vesela Kazakova talks about the advantages of being part of two worlds  

18/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Manuel Chiche  • Distributor, The Jokers

"We’re not trying to predict the future anymore"

Manuel Chiche • Distributor, The Jokers

French firm The Jokers head Manuel Chiche sheds light on the dilemmas currently faced by independent distributors who must either wait for cinemas to...  

18/05/2020 | France

Danijel Pek  • Producer, Antitalent

"I am driven by stories that tell us something important about ourselves and the society we have built"

Danijel Pek • Producer, Antitalent

We talked to Danijel Pek, producer for Croatian company Antitalent, on the occasion of his participation in EFP's Producers on the Move  

15/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Aleksi Hyvärinen • Producer, Don Films

“I am a guy from Finland and everything I do stems from that”

Aleksi Hyvärinen • Producer, Don Films

Cineuropa caught up with Don Films’ Aleksi Hyvärinen, selected for EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move, now working on the upcoming horror The Twin  

15/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Hans Kok  • Distributor, Arti Film

“VOD is not yet an alternative, so we are missing a lot of things at the moment"

Hans Kok • Distributor, Arti Film

We chatted with Hans Kok of Dutch distribution company Arti Film about their strategies, the challenges of the market and the lockdown caused by the coronavirus  

14/05/2020 | Netherlands

Marta Habior  • Producer, No Sugar Films

“If you don’t travel and you don’t participate in events you lose touch and visibility”

Marta Habior • Producer, No Sugar Films

Poland’s Marta Habior, of production company No Sugar Films, has been selected as one of EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move and she talks to us about it  

14/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Mikuláš Novotný  • Producer, Background Films

“It will turn out well”

Mikuláš Novotný • Producer, Background Films

Mikuláš Novotný is the Czech producer selected for EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move, and talked to us about how the current situation impacted his projects  

14/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Marija Razgutė  • Producer, M-Films

“You always have to walk an extra mile when you’re representing a smaller film industry”

Marija Razgutė • Producer, M-Films

We talk to Lithuanian producer Marija Razgutė, who established M-Films and has been now selected as one of the 2020 Producers on the Move by EFP  

14/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

Monica Hellström  • Producer, Final Cut for Real

"I am interested in complex relationships between people"

Monica Hellström • Producer, Final Cut for Real

Denmark’s Monica Hellström has been selected for EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move, and we talked about her interests and the films she is currently working on  

14/05/2020 | Producers on the Move 2020

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