Interviews

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

4538 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/06/2019. 545 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Jonatan Etzler  • Director of Get Ready With Me

"Film is a powerful tool, and now suddenly we’re in a time of social media when everybody’s a filmmaker"

Jonatan Etzler • Director of Get Ready With Me

As his short film Get Ready With Me prepared to screen at EFP’s Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, we caught up with Swedish filmmaker Jonatan Etzler to talk...  

18/06/2019 | Future Frames 2019

David Duponchel  • Director, Al Este Film Festival, Lima

"The main objective is to keep putting on the festival and continue to grow as we have done so far"

David Duponchel • Director, Al Este Film Festival, Lima

We met up with David Duponchel, director of the Al Este Central and Eastern European Film Festival, to take stock of the first decade of the gathering’s...  

18/06/2019 | Al Este 2019

Orwa Nyrabia  • Artistic director, IDFA

"This is not us being nice, smart and progressive; this is us surviving"

Orwa Nyrabia • Artistic director, IDFA

We sat down with IDFA artistic director Orwa Nyrabia to get the low-down on the raft of changes that have just been announced for the upcoming edition  

17/06/2019 | IDFA 2019

Myriam Achard • Chief, New Media Partnerships and PR, Centre Phi

"We actively look to put our experience to good use by projecting it outwards"

Myriam Achard • Chief, New Media Partnerships and PR, Centre Phi

We met with the woman who plays a key role in exporting the expertise acquired by Montreal’s Phi Centre in the field of virtual reality: Myriam Achard  

17/06/2019

Ben Gibson  • Director, DFFB

“DFFB is consistently capturing real audiences for real filmmaking”

Ben Gibson • Director, DFFB

We sat down with British film producer Ben Gibson to chat about his experience so far as head of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)  

14/06/2019

Carlos Marques-Marcet • Director of The Days to Come

"The biggest challenge is to show what the characters are thinking"

Carlos Marques-Marcet • Director of The Days to Come

Carlos Marques-Marcet presented his third film The Days to Come at the 47th Huesca International Film Festival, two weeks ahead of its release in Spanish...  

13/06/2019

Dorina Oargă  • Project manager, TIFF Unlimited

“We aim to have a portfolio that is as dynamic as possible”

Dorina Oargă • Project manager, TIFF Unlimited

At its 18th edition, the Transilvania IFF became even more audience-friendly thanks to the VoD service TIFF Unlimited; project manager Dorina Oargă told us...  

12/06/2019 | Transilvania 2019

Mads Brügger • Director of Cold Case Hammarskjöld

“I love mysteries which refuse to be demystified”

Mads Brügger • Director of Cold Case Hammarskjöld

We spoke with the Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger about his Sundance-award-winning documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, now in competition at...  

12/06/2019 | Biografilm 2019

Gints Zilbalodis  • Director of Away

“I was working on it alone for a long time, and I really didn’t know if people would like it or not”

Gints Zilbalodis • Director of Away

We caught up with Latvian director Gints Zilbalodis to chat about his fairy tale-like animated adventure Away, which is screening at the Annecy Film Festival  

11/06/2019 | Annecy 2019

Rachel Leah Jones, Lea Tsemel • Director and protagonist of Advocate

“A shared sense of humanity is essential”

Rachel Leah Jones, Lea Tsemel • Director and protagonist of Advocate

We met with Advocate's co-director Rachel Leah Jones and protagonist Lea Tsemel at Bologna's Biografilm Festival to discuss the documentary, harshly...  

11/06/2019 | Biografilm 2019

Mihály Schwechtje and Genověva Petrovits  • Directors of Democracy Work in Progress

“Everyday corruption is poisoning our democracy”

Mihály Schwechtje and Genověva Petrovits • Directors of Democracy Work in Progress

We talked to Mihály Schwechtje and Genověva Petrovits, the recipients of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, after their win at the Transilvania...  

11/06/2019 | Transilvania 2019 | TIFF Industry

Lluís Miñarro • Director of Love Me Not

“I like to make the audience uncomfortable by way of my creations"

Lluís Miñarro • Director of Love Me Not

Lluís Miñarro opened the Filmadrid International Film Festival 2019 with Love Me Not, his second fiction film which world-premiered at the recent...  

07/06/2019

Aneta Zagórska  • Producer, Krakow Film Cluster

"As a producer, it is not enough to have an interesting story; we have to know how we can cooperate on the project"

Aneta Zagórska • Producer, Krakow Film Cluster

Polish producer Aneta Zagórska sat down with us at Lima’s Al Este Central and Eastern European Film Festival to share her thoughts on her experience...  

07/06/2019 | Al Este 2019

Burak Çevik  • Director of Belonging

“I was trying to discover something that only cinema can”

Burak Çevik • Director of Belonging

We talked to Turkish director Burak Çevik about his Transilvania-screened second film, Belonging, inspired by true events  

07/06/2019 | Transilvania 2019

Benjamin Langeland • Director of Once Aurora

"I’m too impatient a person to work with fiction"

Benjamin Langeland • Director of Once Aurora

Cineuropa met with Norwegian director Benjamin Langeland on the occasion of the international Oslo Pix festival, where he was presenting his title Once...  

07/06/2019