Interviews

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

5132 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/05/2020. 616 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola  • Artistic director and programme manager, Midnight Sun Film Festival

“We want to create a community, just like the one we know from our festival”

Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola • Artistic director and programme manager, Midnight Sun Film Festival

We talked to Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola, the team behind Finland’s legendary Midnight Sun Film Festival, which pledges to remain forever 35 – at least for now  

29/05/2020 | /Finland

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne  • Director of All That I Am

“Abused children don’t have a language for it”

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne • Director of All That I Am

We talked to Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, the director of All That I Am, detailing the story of a sexual abuse survivor as well as her fight to be heard  

29/05/2020 | Hot Docs 2020

Marc Smit  • Distributor, Cinéart

“If the situation lasts longer, additional measures may be required for the sector”

Marc Smit • Distributor, Cinéart

We spoke to Cinéart co-CEO Marc Smit about the situation of the distribution market in the Benelux and their strategy to navigate the current crisis  

28/05/2020 | /Netherlands

Jakub Duszynsky • Distributor, Gutek Film

"For us, the theatre experience is crucial"

Jakub Duszynsky • Distributor, Gutek Film

As part of our #EuropeansAgainstCovid19 series in collaboration with LUX Prize, Polish distributor Jakub Duszynsky talks to us about the current situation  

28/05/2020 | LUX Prize 2020/#EuropeansAgainstCovid19

Olivier Bronckart  • Founder, Moonday

"Simplifying access to information, shaking up the way it’s processed and making it easier to share"

Olivier Bronckart • Founder, Moonday

We met with Olivier Bronckart who is now embarking on a new adventure in the form of Moonday, a collaborative information gathering and processing platform  

28/05/2020 | /Belgium

Menios Carayannis  • Director of The Music of Things

“A documentary takes you wherever it wants, not wherever you want”

Menios Carayannis • Director of The Music of Things

We talked to Menios Carayannis, the director of The Music of Things, named Best Greek Film at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival  

28/05/2020 | Thessaloniki Documentary 2020

Gyda Velvin Myklebust  • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

“Under these circumstances, we could actually succeed”

Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

We talked to New Nordic Films’ programme director, Gyda Velvin Myklebust, about last week’s announcement that the event would be going ahead as planned in...  

27/05/2020 | Haugesund 2020 | New Nordic Films

Christensen Ditte Dafugbjerg • Exhibitor, Øst For Paradis

"Now, we need a cinema to travel for us... and with us"

Christensen Ditte Dafugbjerg • Exhibitor, Øst For Paradis

As part of our #EuropeansAgainstCovid19 series in collaboration with LUX Prize, head of Denmark's Øst For Paradis cinema Christensen Ditte Dafugbjerg talks...  

27/05/2020 | LUX Prize 2020/#EuropeansAgainstCovid19

Ben Rivers  • Director of Krabi, 2562

“We were interested in trying to make a film about somewhere in flux”

Ben Rivers • Director of Krabi, 2562

Ben Rivers climbed to the top of a hill from his home in Somerset to talk to Cineuropa about Thailand and Krabi, 2562, which he co-directed with Anocha...  

27/05/2020 | /UK/Thailand

Katerina Patroni  • Director of The Fourth Character

“You never know how people experience loss”

Katerina Patroni • Director of The Fourth Character

We talked to Katerina Patroni, the director of The Fourth Character, about the art of opening up  

27/05/2020 | Thessaloniki Documentary 2020

Xènia Puiggrós  • Distributor, Segarra Films

"If you have different lines of work you won’t be completely stopped"

Xènia Puiggrós • Distributor, Segarra Films

We talked to Xènia Puiggrós, distribution coordinator of Segarra Films, to discuss the company's work and the current situation in Spain  

26/05/2020 | /Spain

Valentina Pedicini  • Director of Faith

"My idea was to make a film without judgement but not lacking a perspective”

Valentina Pedicini • Director of Faith

Italy’s Valentina Pedicini had the chance to chat to Cinema Femme and talk through the making of her documentary Faith, now selected for DocsBarcelona  

26/05/2020 | DocsBarcelona 2020

Stefanía Thors  • Director of The School of Housewives

“We don’t give ourselves time to just do things any more”

Stefanía Thors • Director of The School of Housewives

We talked to Reykjavik-born director Stefanía Thors about The School of Housewives, the titular old educational institution and how it aroused her curiosity  

26/05/2020 | Hot Docs 2020

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

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