Interviews

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

4415 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 18/04/2019. 519 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Ingelore König • Producer, Grown Up Films

"Why should a female director not make a zombie film?"

Ingelore König • Producer, Grown Up Films

German Films chatted with Ingelore König, producer for Grown Up Films, to discuss her latest works, Paula and Ever After, and her upcoming projects  

26/03/2019

Nikolaus Geyrhalter  • Director of Earth

"Earth can be regarded as a description of the state of things, but also as a fundamental critique of civilisation"

Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Director of Earth

Nikolaus Geyrhalter talks about his most recent documentary, Earth, which screened at the Diagonale after competing in the Forum section of this year’s...  

26/03/2019 | Diagonale 2019

Mikel Rueda  • Director of El doble más quince

“There’s more than one way to love”

Mikel Rueda • Director of El doble más quince

Basque filmmaker Mikel Rueda makes his return to the official competition at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival with El doble más quince, five years after...  

22/03/2019 | Malaga 2019

Bas Devos  • Director of Hellhole

“The need to find a home is what binds us; it’s a strong part of our shared story”

Bas Devos • Director of Hellhole

We met up with Belgian filmmaker Bas Devos to discuss his second feature, Hellhole, which is set to go on general release in Belgian cinemas on 20 March  

20/03/2019

Agnès Varda  • Director of Varda by Agnès

“I’m fed up with talking about my own films and my own work”

Agnès Varda • Director of Varda by Agnès

We caught up with seasoned French director Agnès Varda in order to discuss her Berlinale-premiered master-class film Varda by Agnès  

19/03/2019

David Súkup  • Co-director of Of Unwanted Things and People

"Since the beginning, there has been this idea to have a united artistic approach"

David Súkup • Co-director of Of Unwanted Things and People

We caught up with David Súkup, one of the directors of Of Unwanted Things and People, the project that won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at...  

19/03/2019

Ivan Kavanagh  • Director of Never Grow Old

“This was an extremely ambitious film on our budget, but I think we pulled it off”

Ivan Kavanagh • Director of Never Grow Old

We met up with Ireland's Ivan Kavanagh, the writer-director of the western Never Grow Old, set to be released in the USA on 15 March  

15/03/2019

Alessandra Pastore  • Head of industry, Meeting Point – Vilnius

“I want to give emerging talents a chance to ask ‘stupid’ questions”

Alessandra Pastore • Head of industry, Meeting Point – Vilnius

Cineuropa talked to Alessandra Pastore about her new role as head of industry at Meeting Point – Vilnius  

14/03/2019 | Vilnius 2019 | Meeting Point Vilnius

Carla Simón  • Director of Alcarràs

"I need to believe that my characters and my themes really matter to me"

Carla Simón • Director of Alcarràs

We chatted to Catalan director Carla Simón to find out more about her Eurimages Award-winning upcoming and very personal film, Alcarràs  

14/03/2019 | Berlin 2019 | EFM

Mira Staleva  • Head of Sofia Meetings

"We are a platform with the principal ambition to present new media and new distribution models in the rapidly changing world of cinema"

Mira Staleva • Head of Sofia Meetings

We spoke to Mira Staleva, the driving force behind Sofia Meetings, about the challenges of organising one of the biggest co-production platforms in Eastern...  

13/03/2019 | Sofia 2019 | Sofia Meetings

Sarah Hirtt • Director of Escapada

"A mix of stories about heritage and resistance in order to talk about living together"

Sarah Hirtt • Director of Escapada

We spoke to the young Belgian filmmaker Sarah Hirtt, whose first feature film, Escapada comes out in Belgium theatres tomorrow  

12/03/2019

Patrick Huang  • Producer, Flash Forward Entertainment

“In China, there is now an audience that also appreciates sophisticated animated films”

Patrick Huang • Producer, Flash Forward Entertainment

Bridging the Dragon met up with Patrick Huang, producer at Flash Forward Entertainment, a production company based in Taiwan  

12/03/2019

Olga Chajdas  • Director of Stillborn

"The film will be a modern punk story, a depiction of a historical moment as seen by a young, struggling, rebellious woman"

Olga Chajdas • Director of Stillborn

Cineuropa talked to Polish director Olga Chajdas about her inspiration behind her new project, Stillborn, and its current production status  

12/03/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | IFFR Pro

Lorenzo Cioffi • Producer, Ladoc

“A documentary producer needs patience, a lot of patience”

Lorenzo Cioffi • Producer, Ladoc

Interview with Lorenzo Cioffi, producer for Italian outfit Ladoc and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

08/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Anna Herza Tydlitátová • Producer, Telekinetic

“As a producer, I insist on having fun and fuelling my curiosity”

Anna Herza Tydlitátová • Producer, Telekinetic

Interview with Anna Herza Tydlitátová, producer for Czech outfit Telekinetic and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

08/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019