Interviews

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

4290 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 23/01/2019. 511 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Diana Elbaum  • Producer

"My job as a producer is to translate an artist’s work into a product that can be placed on the market"

Diana Elbaum • Producer

We met up with the Belgian producer Diana Elbaum, who embarked on a new adventure by founding Beluga Tree last year  

26/11/2018

Mohamed Hefzy  • Director, Cairo International Film Festival

“We’re helping to give a great image of the country, and it just needs to be communicated”

Mohamed Hefzy • Director, Cairo International Film Festival

We sat down with Egypt’s Mohamed Hefzy, a big name in the world of production who is currently helming his first-ever Cairo Film Festival  

25/11/2018 | Cairo 2018

Marianne Slot  • Producer

“I find co-productions very enriching”

Marianne Slot • Producer

Cineuropa sat down with award-winning producer Marianne Slot in Zagreb to talk about her experiences with different types of co-productions  

22/11/2018 | Zagreb 2018

Venia Vergou  • Director, Hellenic Film Commission

“Greece offers a plethora of choices to producers and location managers”

Venia Vergou • Director, Hellenic Film Commission

We chatted to director of the Hellenic Film Commission Venia Vergou to find out more about how the organisation is attracting film shoots to Greece  

22/11/2018

Felix Van Groeningen  • Director of Beautiful Boy

"Filming Beautiful Boy in the USA was a very profound experience for me"

Felix Van Groeningen • Director of Beautiful Boy

We met up with the Flemish director Felix Van Groeningen to talk about his new feature, Beautiful Boy – the first film he’s shot in the United States  

21/11/2018

Costanza Quatriglio  • Director of Just Like My Son

"The film's narrative structure reflects my own journey of knowledge"

Costanza Quatriglio • Director of Just Like My Son

We caught up with the Italian filmmaker Costanza Quatriglio, whose film Just Like My Son screened in competition at the Zagreb Film Festival, after...  

21/11/2018 | Zagreb 2018

Markku Pölönen  • Director of Land of Hope

“I walk on the sunny side of the street”

Markku Pölönen • Director of Land of Hope

We met up with Finnish helmer Markku Pölönen to discuss his latest period film, Land of Hope, which is out now in Finnish theatres  

20/11/2018 | \ Black Nights 2018

Steve McQueen  • Director of Widows

“I don’t know: what is me? I just try to do the best I can”

Steve McQueen • Director of Widows

As his fourth film, Widows, hits cinemas around Europe, we chat to British director Steve McQueen about the process behind making the movie  

20/11/2018

Tito Rodríguez  • Head of FICX Industry Days, Gijón International Film Festival

“It’s a bit of a collaborative effort”

Tito Rodríguez • Head of FICX Industry Days, Gijón International Film Festival

We interviewed Tito Rodríguez, head of FICX Industry days — the professional platform at the Gijón International Film Festival, now into its second year  

19/11/2018 | Gijón 2018 | Industry

Marta Ribeiro and Joana Peralta  • Director and producer of Undergrown

“The main element that characterises the film are those youthful emotional impulses”

Marta Ribeiro and Joana Peralta • Director and producer of Undergrown

The winners of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at Thessaloniki, director Marta Ribeiro and producer Joana Peralta, discuss their project Undergrown with us  

19/11/2018 | Thessaloniki 2018 | Industry

Anna Odell  • Director of X&Y

“I have decided that art is more important than fear”

Anna Odell • Director of X&Y

We sat down with Swedish director Anna Odell to talk about how she explores gender identity in a limitless world between fiction and reality in X&Y  

16/11/2018 | Stockholm 2018

Frédéric Brillion  • President, Union of Film Producers

"There's no good or bad side"

Frédéric Brillion • President, Union of Film Producers

Producer Frédéric Brillion, president of France's Union of Film Producers, gives his point of view on the new agreement linking Canal+ to the French film...  

15/11/2018

Víctor Moreno  • Director of The Hidden City

"Going back to the roots of cinema by constructing with images and sound"

Víctor Moreno • Director of The Hidden City

Tenerife-born Víctor Moreno is in competition at Seville with The Hidden City, which takes us on a sensory and symphonic voyage down to the dark,...  

14/11/2018 | Seville 2018 | Competition

Orwa Nyrabia  • Artistic director, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

"During the process of watching the films, we started to see our world as it is today"

Orwa Nyrabia • Artistic director, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

We chatted to the IDFA’s new artistic director, Orwa Nyrabia, about how he curates the world’s largest documentary film festival  

14/11/2018 | IDFA 2018

Almudena Carracedo, Esther García  • Director and producer of The Silence of Others

"I hope this film will stir people’s consciences and help to stimulate dialogue"

Almudena Carracedo, Esther García • Director and producer of The Silence of Others

We spoke to co-director Almudena Carracedo and producer Esther García, two of the most important people behind The Silence of Others, which has been...  

14/11/2018 | Seville 2018 | Special Screenings