Interviews

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

7311 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 01/12/2023. 622 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

“Art in general, and cinema in particular, remain a window onto hope”

Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

The director of the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival shares his views on current conflicts, the genesis of auteur films, and the debate regarding...  

20/10/2023 | Cinemed 2023

Lucija Stojević • Director of Pepi Fandango

“I didn't know there were so many French concentration camps”

Lucija Stojević • Director of Pepi Fandango

The Croatian filmmaker based in Barcelona talks about her second feature film, a physical and emotional road movie set to flamenco music  

20/10/2023 | Warsaw 2023

Sergi Doladé  • Director, Medimed Doc Market

“Delegates from the main digital platforms regularly attend Medimed, looking for both projects in development and completed films”

Sergi Doladé • Director, Medimed Doc Market

Following a successful 24th edition, the event’s head explains the main challenges for, and impact of, the Euro-Mediterranean Documentary Market  

20/10/2023 | /Spain

Eliza Jäppinen  • CEO, Visible Realms

“Most of the social-media breakthroughs seem to be happening stateside”

Eliza Jäppinen • CEO, Visible Realms

The Finnish executive and producer gives us a taste of the keynote speech about animation and social media that she will host at the upcoming Cartoon...  

20/10/2023 | Cartoon 2023 | Cartoon Springboard

Jarmila Outratová  • Head of Industry, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

“Our market is a melting pot of various industry players”

Jarmila Outratová • Head of Industry, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

The Industry head homes in on the festival's market transition from virtual to physical, its emphasis on co-productions, and nurturing global talent through...  

20/10/2023 | Jihlava 2023 | Jihlava Industry

Jawad Rhalib  • Director of Amal

“I chose to tackle this subject through fiction, because it was very difficult to do so through the documentary format”

Jawad Rhalib • Director of Amal

Cineuropa met with the Belgian-Moroccan filmmaker whose new film takes us to the heart of the educational powder keg that represents a Brussels school  

18/10/2023 | Ghent 2023

Pau Calpe Rufat  • Director of Werewolf

“We chose the inner conflict between social life and nature”

Pau Calpe Rufat • Director of Werewolf

The producer-turned-director’s sophomore feature involved several challenges when it came to adapting a Catalan novel for the big screen in a realistic way  

18/10/2023 | Warsaw 2023

Pak Dosin  • Senior programmer, Busan International Film Festival

“I am pleased to see that a considerable number of young female filmmakers are emerging and imposing themselves”

Pak Dosin • Senior programmer, Busan International Film Festival

The senior programmer explains the status of non-Asian movies at South Korea's biggest film festival and shares the gathering’s goals  

18/10/2023 | Busan 2023

Axel Petersén  • Director of Shame on Dry Land

“I personally love a straight thriller, but I don't think I could ever make one, even if I tried!”

Axel Petersén • Director of Shame on Dry Land

The Swedish director discusses his latest film, centred on a former crook seeking forgiveness  

17/10/2023 | London 2023

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano  • Directors of A Difficult Year

“When we live through major events, there are experts to explain where we’re at, and artists to interrogate the moment”

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano • Directors of A Difficult Year

Cineuropa met with the directing duo, who told us about their eighth feature, a grating comedy on a backdrop of end of the month and end of the world  

17/10/2023 | /France

Irina Malcea  • Manager, Astra DocTank

“Participating in workshops like this is as important as a first test screening”

Irina Malcea • Manager, Astra DocTank

The Romanian producer, appointed as the new manager of Astra’s industry platform, breaks down how vital industry events are for developing a compelling...  

17/10/2023 | Astra 2023 | DocTank

Xavier Giannoli  • Co-director of Of Money and Blood

"I’m not interested in the events, but in their shadow"

Xavier Giannoli • Co-director of Of Money and Blood

The director of Lost Illusions, along with Frederic Planchon, co-directed the series based on the book of the same title by journalist Fabrice Arfi and...  

13/10/2023 | South Series 2023

Naqqash Khalid  • Director of In Camera

“The intention was to create this portrait of what it's like to exist in our late capitalist society”

Naqqash Khalid • Director of In Camera

The Manchester-based writer-director discusses his debut feature, centred on an actor desperate for a part to play  

13/10/2023 | London 2023

Giovanni Esposito  • Member of the board of directors, AIR3 Associazione Italiana 
 - Registi

“With this new initiative, we offer collaboration with foreign productions in Italy”

Giovanni Esposito • Member of the board of directors, AIR3 Associazione Italiana Registi

The directors' network, together with the Italian Film Commissions, offers the possibility of hiring an Italian director in the area  

13/10/2023 | MIA 2023

Daniela Elstner  • Executive director, Unifrance

"We want to tell young people about cinema in an entertaining way"

Daniela Elstner • Executive director, Unifrance

We discuss the innovative project organised by Unifrance, the festival of young European cinema MyMetaStories, taking place in Minecraft from 13 to 16 October  

12/10/2023 | /France

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