Interviews

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

5663 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 07/05/2021. 581 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Marie Nilsson  • CEO, Mediavision

“It will be interesting to see what happens in the autumn/winter window”

Marie Nilsson • CEO, Mediavision

Our conversation focused on the Nordic region's most recent behaviours and trends in audiovisual consumption  

06/05/2021 | /Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway

Luis Apolinario  • Distributor, Alambique

“We need to fix the market in the long term”

Luis Apolinario • Distributor, Alambique

The general manager of the Portuguese company points out the necessity to address the structural problems hindering the Portuguese market  

06/05/2021 | /Portugal

Lina Vdovîi, Radu Ciorniciuc and Monica Lăzurean-Gorganas  • Directors and producer, Father (Tata)

“It’s a personal investigation”

Lina Vdovîi, Radu Ciorniciuc and Monica Lăzurean-Gorganas • Directors and producer, Father (Tata)

The team behind the winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award sets out to end the cycle of violence  

05/05/2021 | CPH:DOX 2021 | CPH:DOX Industry

Dan Geva • Founder of The Ethics Lab, CILECT, Beit-Berl College

“Our students learn how to become professional and inspiring teachers of cinema”

Dan Geva • Founder of The Ethics Lab, CILECT, Beit-Berl College

Our conversation focused on the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by Beit-Berl College  

04/05/2021 | /Israel

Maria Rua Aguete • Senior Director Media & Entertainment, OMDIA

“SVOD services must brace themselves for a much slower 2021”

Maria Rua Aguete • Senior Director Media & Entertainment, OMDIA

The media expert commented on Netflix’s Q1 slowdown in subscriptions and other emerging trends in the current SVOD landscape  

04/05/2021 | /USA/Europe

Borja de la Vega • Director of Mia & Moi

“I know the actors very well, their fears and concerns”

Borja de la Vega • Director of Mia & Moi

The actors’ agent has taken his first turn behind the camera with a family drama recently unveiled at the 11th D’A Film Festival in Barcelona  

04/05/2021 | D'A 2021

Matthieu Darras • Director, Pop Up Film Residency

“We want to offer a creative frame that would facilitate collaborative practices to hatch out at the stage when stories are being invented and films are being written”

Matthieu Darras • Director, Pop Up Film Residency

The founder and director of Pop Up Film Residency talks about the latest focus of the hub in the Visegrád region  

04/05/2021 | /Czech Republic/Hungary/Poland/Slovakia

Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

“We are anticipating a rough period when cinemas reopen in France, as the number of films will be greater than usual”

Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

The Head of Acquisitions of the French company calls for specific support to address cinemas reopening in France  

04/05/2021 | /France

Tuija Halttunen  • Director of How to Kill a Cloud

"Clouds are like characters and they represent something larger than human understanding"

Tuija Halttunen • Director of How to Kill a Cloud

The Finnish director tells us how she made a film about ethics rather than science  

03/05/2021 | CPH:DOX 2021 | Nordic:Dox Award

Miguel Ángel Blanca  • Director of Magaluf Ghost Town

“You show up there with a camera and immediately you’re the enemy”

Miguel Ángel Blanca • Director of Magaluf Ghost Town

The musician and filmmaker reveals what motivated him to create this very special portrait of the famous Majorcan tourist resort  

03/05/2021 | Hot Docs 2021

Lindsey Dryden  • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

“The idea for the Toolkit came to life in a conversation between Doc Society’s Jessica Edwards, Netflix’s Katy Driscoll and myself back in autumn 2020”

Lindsey Dryden • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

How can we make filmmaking authentically accessible and inclusive for the D/deaf and disabled? The FWD-Doc Toolkit provides some useful answers  

28/04/2021 | /Europe/USA

Antonia Kilian  • Director of The Other Side of the River

“There is this hope for changing something for the better as a woman, for other women”

Antonia Kilian • Director of The Other Side of the River

In this documentary by the German filmmaker, the real fight for women continues away from the frontlines  

27/04/2021 | CPH:DOX 2021 | F:Act Award

Isabel Coixet  • Director

"Films are a collective experience, no matter what we say about the benefits of the online world"

Isabel Coixet • Director

The popular Catalan director looks forward to her participation as Jury President of the In Movie Fest's inaugural edition  

27/04/2021 | In Movie Fest 2021

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen  • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

“My main focus is getting people to go to the cinema, but I would appreciate if more space was devoted to arthouse films on platforms”

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

The Managing Co-Director of the Danish company discusses the distribution market and its current tendencies related to streaming  

27/04/2021 | /Denmark

Vera Lacková  • Director of How I Became a Partisan

“I hope my film will inspire historians to keep excavating this strand of history”

Vera Lacková • Director of How I Became a Partisan

The Slovak filmmaker discusses her resistance against oblivion and unearthing a hidden past from Roma history  

26/04/2021 | goEast 2021

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