Interviews

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

5403 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 25/11/2020. 577 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Nuno Bernardo • Producer, beActive Entertainment

“Digital distribution of film and TV programmes became more relevant than ever”

Nuno Bernardo • Producer, beActive Entertainment

We met up with Portuguese producer Nuno Bernardo, one of the experts of the 2020 edition of Erich Pommer Institut’s Digital Distribution workshop  

25/11/2020 | /Portugal/Germany

Ivaylo Hristov • Director of Fear

“I have always been interested in people who find the courage to state and defend their point of view”

Ivaylo Hristov • Director of Fear

We chatted with Bulgarian director Ivaylo Hristov, who is competing at Tallinn Black Nights with his fourth feature, the immigrant fable Fear  

24/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Vit Schmarc • Distributor, Artcam Films

“We certainly hope the MEDIA rules will take into consideration the current situation”

Vit Schmarc • Distributor, Artcam Films

We spoke to Vit Schmarc, CEO of Artcam Films, who shared with us some insight on the situation of independent film distribution in the Czech Republic  

24/11/2020 | /Czech Republic

Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival

"Production companies from all over the world can submit their project in Apulia if they want to do something in the region"

Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival

We had a chat with Alberto La Monica, director of the Lecce European Film Festival, about its recent edition and what the Italian region in which it takes...  

24/11/2020 | Lecce 2020

Jonas Kærup Hjort • Director of The Penultimate

"I wanted the main character to guide us trough existential questions of life"

Jonas Kærup Hjort • Director of The Penultimate

We chatted with Danish filmmaker Jonas Kærup Hjort, who is screening his convoluted and surreal debut feature The Penultimate at Tallinn's Black Nights Film...  

23/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Lauri Randla • Director of Goodbye Soviet Union

“We decided to make the Soviet Amélie

Lauri Randla • Director of Goodbye Soviet Union

We chatted to Estonian-born director Lauri Randla, who, in Goodbye Soviet Union, shows that while the past can be tragic, you can also laugh at it  

23/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Alfonso Zarauza • Director of Ons

“The island has this immense power that’s fuelled by the characters in the film”

Alfonso Zarauza • Director of Ons

We talked to Galician director Alfonso Zarauza following the presentation of Ons, his latest movie, in the Extraordinary Histories section of the Seville...  

19/11/2020 | Seville 2020

Alessandro Giacobbe • Distributor, Academy Two

“We just have to wait and try to be optimistic because the material is there”

Alessandro Giacobbe • Distributor, Academy Two

Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Academy Two, broke down for us the main challenges for independent distributors in Italy  

19/11/2020 | /Italy

Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf • Directors of The Translator

“It's like every government has learned this playbook, a way to delegitimise the peaceful protester”

Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf • Directors of The Translator

Filmmakers Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf talk to Cineuropa about their debut feature, The Translator, playing in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn...  

19/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Eugen Jebeleanu • Director of Poppy Field

Poppy Field is a film mainly about love and the impossibility of love”

Eugen Jebeleanu • Director of Poppy Field

We chatted to Eugen Jebeleanu, whose first feature, Poppy Field, has just had its world premiere in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

19/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Sonia Liza Kenterman • Director of Tailor

“Sewing is a world of small details”

Sonia Liza Kenterman • Director of Tailor

We talked to debuting director Sonia Liza Kenterman about Tailor, after she got to celebrate its world premiere in an actual cinema  

18/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Pablo Maqueda • Director of Dear Werner

“This film has helped me overcome some of my fears”

Pablo Maqueda • Director of Dear Werner

With the documentary Dear Werner, Spaniard Pablo Maqueda follows in Herzog’s footsteps, re-embarking on one of his journeys with the exact same adventurous...  

18/11/2020 | Zinebi 2020

Carlo Lavagna • Director of Shadows

“Directors must showcase their original visions in genre films”

Carlo Lavagna • Director of Shadows

Carlo Lavagna’s second feature film Shadows is a tense psychological thriller shot in English, which is now available on Italian VOD platforms  

17/11/2020 | /Italy/Ireland

Miroslav Mandić • Director of Sanremo

“I have lost the desire for certainty”

Miroslav Mandić • Director of Sanremo

We talked to Miroslav Mandić, the director of Sanremo, which is celebrating its world premiere at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

17/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Nermin Hamzagić • Director of Full Moon

“I had the urge to speak about the dysfunctional society in Bosnia”

Nermin Hamzagić • Director of Full Moon

We spoke to Nermin Hamzagić, who is competing at the Zagreb Film Festival with Full Moon, a socially aware thriller that is also nominated for the EFA Award...  

13/11/2020 | Zagreb 2020

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