Interviews

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

6464 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 08/08/2022. 642 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

"'Honesty' was actually our key word when it came to directing, cinematography and overall choices during production"

Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

The director of the Polish Netflix hit told us about his cinephilic background, making films for young audiences and working with actors  

08/08/2022 | /Poland

Cinzia Masòtina • Lecturer, Scientific Committee of Milan's Alta Scuola di Serialità Cinetelevisiva

“We need to fill the void when it comes to professional training in the field of series”

Cinzia Masòtina • Lecturer, Scientific Committee of Milan's Alta Scuola di Serialità Cinetelevisiva

We spoke with the Italian screenwriter-story editor about the Milanese school’s training initiative aimed at professionals looking to specialise in the...  

04/08/2022 | /Italy

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

“Public funders should take the opportunity to reflect on their role and how they can become more diverse and dynamic”

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

The British analyst disclosed the possible scenarios European public funders could face in a landscape increasingly dominated by the streaming giants  

03/08/2022 | /Europe

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

“Collaboration with partners is essential at all stages of our programme”

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

The two heads expanded on the goals and working methods involved in the industry initiatives planned for this year’s Locarno Film Festival  

03/08/2022 | Locarno 2022 | Locarno Pro

Olivier Assayas • Director of Irma Vep

“I liked the idea of connecting American filmmaking with French independent filmmaking”

Olivier Assayas • Director of Irma Vep

The ever-hip French filmmaker regales us about his just-concluded new HBO series, and its many past echoes and reference points  

02/08/2022 | /USA/France

Sona Karapoghosyan  • Project manager, GAIFF PRO

“I’m optimistic about the future of Armenian projects and film development”

Sona Karapoghosyan • Project manager, GAIFF PRO

At Golden Apricot International Film Festival we chatted with the project manager of the industry about the latest edition and the future of Armenian cinema  

01/08/2022 | Golden Apricot 2022 | GAIFF PRO

Fariborz Kamkari • Director of Kurdbûn - Essere curdo

“How each of us reacts to the existence of a dictatorial system makes all the difference”

Fariborz Kamkari • Director of Kurdbûn - Essere curdo

Cineuropa spent some time with the Kurdish director who chatted with us about his documentary exploring the siege of Cizre in 2016  

28/07/2022 | /Italy

Yuan Rothbauer and Andreas Rothbauer • Sales agents, Picture Tree International

“We are very confident about our business model in this fast-changing industry”

Yuan Rothbauer and Andreas Rothbauer • Sales agents, Picture Tree International

We take a closer look at the work carried out by the Berlin-based sales agency and its editorial strategy  

26/07/2022 | /Germany

Sabine Chemaly • EVP of International Distribution, Newen Connect - TF1 Studio

"When the sales business started about 30 years ago, it was very much about French companies dealing with French titles"

Sabine Chemaly • EVP of International Distribution, Newen Connect - TF1 Studio

We take a closer look at the market strategies carried out by the sales division of the French giant  

25/07/2022 | /France/Europe

Sabine Gebetsroither  • Festival Director Crossing Europe Linz

"Crossing Europe has a important role for the distribution of European films in Austria, as well as the platform for lokal filmmakers to meet European film industry"

Sabine Gebetsroither • Festival Director Crossing Europe Linz

In this interview, Sabine Gebetsroither, director of the Austrian festival Crossing Europe, gives advice on attracting and choosing the right sponsors for a...  

25/07/2022 | Euro Film Fest

Inna Sahakyan • Director of Aurora’s Sunrise

“Aurora just refused to be reduced to a victim or to an object of history”

Inna Sahakyan • Director of Aurora’s Sunrise

The Armenian documentary filmmaker reveals key details around the artistic decisions made throughout the working process of her first animated film  

21/07/2022 | Golden Apricot 2022

Raúl Cerezo, Fernando González Gómez, Javier Trigales and Rubén Sánchez Trigos • Directors and writers of The Elderly

“We liked the theme of older people rebelling against the society that is putting them down”

Raúl Cerezo, Fernando González Gómez, Javier Trigales and Rubén Sánchez Trigos • Directors and writers of The Elderly

The directors and the writers of this twisted new feature, in which older people are done being ignored, talk about it  

20/07/2022 | Fantasia 2022

Pierre Salvadori • Director of The Little Gang

"I could make an adventure comedy whose secret screenplay would be full of possibilities"

Pierre Salvadori • Director of The Little Gang

The French filmmaker explains his new arthouse comedy, where desires for friendship and togetherness in the twilight years of childhood overlap with the...  

20/07/2022 | France

Mariam Khatchvani • Founder and artistic director, Svaneti International Film Festival

“When I am in Svaneti, I always come up with good ideas”

Mariam Khatchvani • Founder and artistic director, Svaneti International Film Festival

The filmmaker talks to us about the future of the festival she created  

18/07/2022 | /Georgia

Gabriel Achim • Director of Snowing Darkness

"As a child, I daydreamed about killing Nicolae Ceauşescu"

Gabriel Achim • Director of Snowing Darkness

The Romanian director discusses the premises of probably his most personal and cryptic film to date  

18/07/2022 | /Romania

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