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