DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“I became very intrigued by the collapse of surreal situations and human relationships during extreme periods. “
Interview to David Zamorano, director of Senseless – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
I’m interested in escapism when it comes to movies, both as a maker and as a viewer. Film offers the opportunity to dive into other worlds, it offers an alternative to the world in which we have to live.
Interview to Henning Backhaus, director of The Best Orchestra in the World – 3rd Edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“People could get along so much differently if they weren’t all trying to relate through the same homogenous narratives piped through commercial film channels.”
Interview to Brian Karl, screenwriter of Local Gangs – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
I have become increasingly interested in the power of two-handers, just two people, the dialogue, the conflict, the plot – with only two people!
Interview to Andrew Vidgen, screenwriter of Madam – 3rd Edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“As in life, I think that when a conflict arises between two people, both of them can be completely sure of their righteousness, and in many cases, if we look from the side without judging them in advance, we can relate to both sides and understand them.”
Interview to Roy Zafrani, screenwriter of Start Over- 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“ The dramatization of some primary relationships in my life is very present in this text. And it is set in and around the town where my mother’s family lived in this country until her generation moved away. ”
Interview to Kristina Valada-Viars, screenwriter of 2 Spruce Street – 3rd Edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“Inspiration can come from anywhere and anything. I usually start to get enthusiastic about an idea if I feel like it’s cinematic; a story I can only tell through images instead of text or words.”
Interview to Niels Bourgonje, director of Barrier- 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“Usually something, some particular moment, event or character stays in my mind and I can’t get rid of it, so I just have to start writing about it.”
Interview to Sanja Milardović, director of I’m not telling you anything, just sayin – 3rd Edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“Every film that taps into human misery or in the search for the unknown wins me over easily.”
Interview to Daniel Howlid, director of Ballast – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“As a historian I have had the honor of reading stories and talking to people who have experienced things that most people have no idea about. Through my writing I hope to show the wonderful parts of history that have remained in the shadows for so long. “
Interview to Mike Sorrinni, screenwriter of The Postcard – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“”We have to work to be free, so that we can discover the creative flow. In this way we create an expression of our true core. For me, this is a lifelong process because judgment is all around us and within us and judgment is the enemy of creativity. “
Interview to Marco Ruggio, screenwriter of Earthjacked – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“”Before creating a character, I analyze every aspect of them. This approach allows me to be neutral about them. As a screenwriter, I don’t like to command or dominate a character. I usually wonder where that character can take me and travel with him / her. ”
Interview to Hakan Ünal, screenwriter of Purgatorio – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“”I always start from the end. I need to know where I’m going before I start writing. Even if the way you get there changes, I think the best stories always have a good ending. The important thing is to never give up. If you have a story worth telling, you have a reason to keep writing. “
Interview to Karl Mather, screenwriter of Featherfoot man – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“You need to give freedom to actors, this is the only way you can catch a real life with a camera, like with a butterfly net. I am afraid to frighten off this magic and become a prisoner of my own expectations.”
Intervew to Olesya Yakovleva, director of Slozhnopodchinennoe – 1st edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“I think that for a film-maker there is nothing more beautiful and exciting than discovering something hidden – both good and bad – that cries to be brought to the attention of as many people as possible.”
Intervew to Edoardo Ferrero, director of Né leggere né scrivere – 1st edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“At my age, I am very aware that the cinema I grew up on is long gone and the filmic experience I now know will be radically different in the coming decades. Cinema has to die to change otherwise it will be forever stuck in past that becomes increasingly meaningless to the present.”
Intervew to Fadi Baki, director of The Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow – 1st edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“A good film challenges the viewer, doesn’t treat him as an idiot and gives him a genuine emotion.”
Intervew to Robertas Nevecka, director of Snow Shelter – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“I try to provoke debates and raise awareness on issues that feel important to me, but I also want to tell powerful stories that will move the audience.”
Intervew to Pier-Philippe Chevigny, director of Rebel – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“Seeing this film after its made will open the eyes of many people, showing that there are real living “legends” and fighters who are doing all that they can for their betterment.”
Intervew to Tolga Akcayli, writer of Young Rebels – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“What makes a good film for me is his truth. The truth in the way he says what he wants to say, the truth in the form used, the truth in the emotions he wants to be felt.”
Intervew to Bertrand Lissoir, director of Lost Rabbit- 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“At the end of the day, what matters is if the movie makes you feel something or not. That’s how you determine whether or not the movie was effective: if it affected you emotionally.”
Interview to David Barbeschi, screenwriter and producer of Pawns
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“I love films about multi dimensional characters with ever present flaws. Dealing with our own shortcomings is a humbling and funny truth.”
Interview to Vincent Groos, director of Lieve – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“A film is good if it touches something in you, if it gives you what you need in that moment. This is why there can be no good or bad film, but why it’s really about the viewer and his or her relationship with the film.
Interview to Nicolas Neuhold, director of Faleminderit – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“With screenplays you invite the reader to create the image in their mind, giving them broad directions, but allowing them to impose their own creativity on the scene you have created.”
Interview to Matthew Preston-Bloom, screenwriter of The Ripple – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“My selected screenplay is centered on the couple Pierre & Maria. It is the story of the brief meeting of two “losers” of life and their desperate escape to the sea and freedom: a story of love and death, redemption and dignity.”
Interview to Alma Carrano, screenwriter of Pierre & Marie – 3rd edition
SCREENWRITER’S SPOTLIGHT
“My screenwriting professor at university always said you can’t write about something you haven’t experienced yourself, and at the time I wasn’t really buying that, I thought I can write about whatever I want, but with time I started to understand it must be true.”
Interview to Milena Viitman, screenwriter of Birthing – 3rd edition
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
“The Winter is one of four short films in series called The Seasons. Each short film represents a feeling relate to a season in a year. “
Interview to Xin Li, director of The Winter – 3rd edition