Interviews

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

5535 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 01/03/2021. 557 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Martijn Lakemeier  • Actor

"Acting is a craft, something you can practice"

Martijn Lakemeier • Actor

The young Dutch actor talks the beginning of his career, challenges and role-picking, as well as the directors he would love to work with  

26/02/2021 | Shooting Stars 2021

Firat Sezgin • Producer, Institute of Time

“It’s hard to calculate what the impact of online networking will be“

Firat Sezgin • Producer, Institute of Time

Selected for the 2021 Emerging Producers, the Amsterdam-based producer discusses the role of documentary in the current society  

26/02/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu • Director of Mia Misses Her Revenge

“The characters and the plots are a collage of various situations I witnessed or heard about around me”

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu • Director of Mia Misses Her Revenge

We talked to the Romanian director about his low-budget tragicomedy, which screened at this year's online edition of Slamdance  

26/02/2021 | Slamdance 2021

Michele Pennetta • Director of Il mio corpo

“The neglect I show in my doc mirrors the type we see in Europe”

Michele Pennetta • Director of Il mio corpo

The Italian director discusses the documentary he shot in Sicily, which is a Silver Ribbon nominee and is released on-demand in Italy today, 26 February  

26/02/2021 | /Switzerland/Italy

Antonella Di Nocera • Producer, Paralello 41

“The pandemic epoque will have an effect on people’s habits”

Antonella Di Nocera • Producer, Paralello 41

The Italian producer, selected for the 2021 Emerging Producers, discusses the present and future of documentary film  

25/02/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Seidi Haarla  • Actress

"I think that actors can be good directors"

Seidi Haarla • Actress

The emerging Finnish actress talks about her artistic drive and how it's shaping her career, as well as who she wishes to work with  

25/02/2021 | Shooting Stars 2021

Oana Furdea • Distributor, Transilvania Film

“There is an enthusiasm for cinema-going that we haven’t seen for a very, very long time”

Oana Furdea • Distributor, Transilvania Film

The distribution manager of the Bucharest-based company discussed the current challenges posed by the pandemic and the Romanian film distribution landscape  

25/02/2021 | /Romania

Niccolò Castelli • Director of Atlas

“A universal story to tackle fear of what is different”

Niccolò Castelli • Director of Atlas

We met with the director of this movie starring Matilda De Angelis, which is competing in the 2021 Swiss Film Prize and will be presented at the EFM by...  

24/02/2021 | /Switzerland/Belgium/Italy

Fionn O'Shea  • Actor

"I've been really lucky that people have given me the opportunities to try a lot of different things"

Fionn O'Shea • Actor

The Irish actor talks about his work so far, what he has been offered through his career and who he would love to work with in the future  

24/02/2021 | Shooting Stars 2021

Jorge Caballero • Producer, Gusano Films

“It has never been so easy to make films and it has never been so difficult to show them”

Jorge Caballero • Producer, Gusano Films

The Spanish producer selected for the 2021 Emerging Producers discusses the role of documentaries in our current society  

24/02/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Stefano Massenzi  • Distributor, Lucky Red

“We have been asking for stronger support in 2021, because it is needed”

Stefano Massenzi • Distributor, Lucky Red

The head of acquisitions of the Italian company and co-president of Europa Distribution’s board guides us through the current situation of the market  

23/02/2021 | /Italy

Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė  • Actress

"I want to work with interesting people I can learn from"

Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė • Actress

The young Lithuanian actress discusses going from theatre to film and what her career might lead her to, as well as the director she would love to work with  

23/02/2021 | Shooting Stars 2021

Marek Novák  • Producer, Xova Film

“It is painfully clear how important the missing social element of our work is”

Marek Novák • Producer, Xova Film

One of the 2021 Emerging Producers, the Czech producer tells us what he thinks about the social importance and the future of documentaries  

23/02/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Samuele Franzini  • CEO, WYTH

“WYTH offers a unique user experience where people can naturally meet and interact, adding the missing factor of the human connection”

Samuele Franzini • CEO, WYTH

The WYTH cloud suite recently powered When East Meets West’s Digital World, and we took the opportunity to find out more about it, as well as the future of...  

23/02/2021 | /Switzerland

Martina Bleis  • Head, Berlinale Co-Production Market

“Despite all the challenges, people are hopeful and are continuing to focus on their projects”

Martina Bleis • Head, Berlinale Co-Production Market

As the 18th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market gears up to run online from 1-5 March, its head told us about what to expect, and the differences...  

23/02/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | EFM

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