Interviews

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

4879 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/01/2020. 580 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Chris Marcich  • Head, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

"There is a certain efficiency in smaller countries grouping together"

Chris Marcich • Head, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

At the recent DOK Leipzig, we met up with head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) Chris Marcich and talked about the current situation for Croatian...  

14/11/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Lech Majewski  • Director of Valley of the Gods

“There is always a touch of the unexpected when making art”

Lech Majewski • Director of Valley of the Gods

As he was honoured with a Special Camerimage Directing Award, Cineuropa met up with Polish director Lech Majewski to discuss his latest star-studded...  

13/11/2019

Jesper Kurlandsky and Fredrik Wenzel  • Directors of Charismatic Megafauna

“You have to find that one perfect minute, there and then – it’s truly nerve-wracking”

Jesper Kurlandsky and Fredrik Wenzel • Directors of Charismatic Megafauna

We chatted to the well-travelled Swedish duo of Fredrik Wenzel and Jesper Kurlandsky about their joint directorial effort, Charismatic Megafauna  

13/11/2019 | Stockholm 2019

Oskar Alegría  • Director of Zumiriki

“It was important to me to hold on to what is left of our natural heritage”

Oskar Alegría • Director of Zumiriki

With his second film, Zumiriki, unveiled at Venice, Spanish filmmaker Oskar Alegría has been hopping from festival to festival; we caught up with him before...  

12/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Štepán Altrichter  • Director of National Street

“The story is just not that important”

Štepán Altrichter • Director of National Street

Cineuropa met up with Czech director Štepán Altrichter, who, after Schmitke, returned to the Cottbus Film Festival with his second feature, National Street  

12/11/2019 | Cottbus 2019

Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos • Director and writer of The Plague

“Filming a show like this is like running a marathon”

Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos • Director and writer of The Plague

Director Alberto Rodríguez and screenwriter Rafael Cobos continue to work side by side on the second series of Movistar+'s The Plague, presented at the...  

11/11/2019 | Seville 2019

Alejandro Díaz Castaño  • Director, Gijón International Film Festival

"We’re bolstering the industry days because they get more and more interesting all the time"

Alejandro Díaz Castaño • Director, Gijón International Film Festival

Just a few days before the 57th Gijón International Film Festival kicks off, its director, journalist and filmmaker Alejandro Díaz Castaño, gives us a sneak...  

08/11/2019 | Gijón 2019

Nadia Paschetto  • Director, Arras Film Festival

"We decided to position ourselves differently to other festivals"

Nadia Paschetto • Director, Arras Film Festival

We met with Nadia Paschetto, the director of the Arras Film Festival whose 20th edition is unspooling 8 -17 November  

08/11/2019 | Arras 2019

Marie Masmonteil • Producer, Elzévir Films

"This could result in a flow between the two mediums, allowing film talent to demonstrate their range"

Marie Masmonteil • Producer, Elzévir Films

Funding and the cost of films, negotiations with TV networks and streaming platforms… Producer Marie Masmonteil gives us her opinion on these matters on the...  

07/11/2019 | Dijon Film Meetings 2019

Alessio Liguori • Director of In the Trap

“We should create a system which takes Italy’s glorious genre offerings abroad”

Alessio Liguori • Director of In the Trap

We met with Alessio Liguori, the director and producer of In the Trap which has already been sold in 23 countries, on the occasion the Trieste...  

06/11/2019 | Trieste Science+Fiction 2019

Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen  • IDFA industry head

"If you want to develop a healthy documentary film ‘climate’, the key is thinking about ways to nurture talent"

Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen • IDFA industry head

We had the chance to chat with industry head Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen, who talked us through the main industry initiatives at this year’s IDFA  

05/11/2019 | IDFA 2019 | IDFA for Professionals

Marcus Vetter • Director of The Forum

"This film is the beginning of a journey both for us and for the audience"

Marcus Vetter • Director of The Forum

We talked to German filmmaker Marcus Vetter, whose latest documentary, The Forum, opened the DOK Leipzig International Documentary and Animated Film Festival  

05/11/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Jani Pösö • Producer of Snot and Splash

“Kids are humans too, just not as tall as the adults”

Jani Pösö • Producer of Snot and Splash

Cineuropa chatted to Jani Pösö, producer of Snot and Splash, which was awarded the Eurimages Co-production Development Award during the Junior Co-production...  

31/10/2019 | Cinekid 2019 | Cinekid for Professionals

Nini Bull Robsahm • Director of Lake of Death

"Lake of Death gave me the opportunity to add a more personal touch"

Nini Bull Robsahm • Director of Lake of Death

Norwegian director Nini Bull Robsahm introduces us to Lake of Death, her horror film released in Norway a few days ahead of Halloween. But is this movie a...  

31/10/2019

Maria Veijalainen • Director of Diva of Finland

“This film is not just for girls”

Maria Veijalainen • Director of Diva of Finland

Cineuropa talked to Finnish director Maria Veijalainen about her debut feature Diva of Finland, now playing in cinemas in her homeland  

31/10/2019