February 1, 2017

Legendary Smyczek: Beginning filmmaker should have desire that what he film will interest somebody

Karel Smyzcek was born on 31.3.1950 in Mělník.He made his acting debut in 1959 in film made by Milan Vošmik called “ Zpívající pudřenka” and since he was good, more offfers came later.He attended FAMU (Film and musical academy) and…
January 26, 2017

Steven Wouterlood: There is always something educational in my films

When we saw the name of this director in the program of Zlín film festival, we thought it could be good to meet him, specially if he is an independent director. He was very friendly an approachable and the interview…
January 4, 2017

Stanley Kubrick: Film classic, who never repeated himself and always pushed the envelope with each film

British director Stanley Kubrick is considered to be one of the most extraordinary directors of all time. Some of his colleagues even say that film history is divided into two parts BEFORE Kubrick and AFTER Kubrick.
November 11, 2016

Frank Berry: I have always been passionate about films

Irish director Frank Berry was a guest of Zlín film festival 2015 where he introduced his brand new film “ I used to live here”.Since we don´t know much about Irish film and the topic of his film was interesting,…
October 12, 2016

John Carpenter: I had to write my way into the film business

John Carpenter (1948) made many films on the field of horror and sci fi between 1970- 1980 which became cult movies and influenced many other film makers. He not only wrote screenplays, directed and produced films, he also edited them…
October 5, 2016

Kurt van der Basch: Storyboarding helps to calculate a film budget

One of the most interesting guests of Letní filmová škola in Uherské Hradiště was Canadian storyboarder of Dutch origin, living in Prague, young Kurt van der Basch.He was there only for one day since the following one he flew to…
September 19, 2016

Respected and versatile Czech director Jiři Strach

Jiří Strach (1973) is well respected and versatile Czech director who can direct well either: war movie, drama, fairy tale or comedy. Former young film star swapped his position from “in front” of the camera to “behind” the camera but…
September 8, 2016

Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc: Story being the most important

Every film fan surely saw“ Aliens“ or“ Terminator“ and spotted handsome bloke helping and protecting Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton .That was Michael Biehn (born 31.7.1956) who celebrates 60th birthday this year. We thought it would be good idea to…
August 18, 2016

Simon Fitzmaurice: Triumph of strong human will and determination

When we were at Zlín Film Festival, there was screening of a film called “ My name is Emily” directed by Simon Fitzmaurice. Probably it wouldn´t be anything special in flood of other films but we read that this director…
July 15, 2016

Andrew Holmes: Cameras have fascinated me and I always loved creating images

Andrew Holmes is Canadian filmmaker who we were recommended by another director from country of Maple Leaf Jesse James Miller.It took some time since Mr. Holmes was shooting film but worth waiting for since his story is just incredible.
June 28, 2016

Paul Wells: Guys like Spielberg or Lucas liked and were inspired by Karel Zeman

When we came to Zlín film festival we knew nothing about Paul Wells. Artistic director of the festival Markéta Pášmová told us he is interesting man and worth an interview. So we applied for that, hastily produced questions and waited.…
June 16, 2016

Anders Øvergaard - What really matters is that you have a great time telling your story

From a small country town in Norway to world-round fame. Ever since early childhood, Anders Øvergaard dedicated everything to becoming a film maker when he started with his father's Hi8 analog camera. Now, at 27 years old, his merits include…
June 16, 2016

Derya Durmasz: It´s very difficult for young film makers to make a film

Turkish cinematography is not the one we would know very much about so we jumped at a chance to talk to the top Turkish actress and director Derya Durmasz at the Zlín film festival. It was really an eyes opening…
May 30, 2016

Nils Malmros - I have filmed my own life

Sometimes the most known personalities don´t have the most interesting story, but those less known are just the opposite. That is the case of a Danish director Nils Malmros whose name didn´t ring the bell to us before the Zlín…
May 30, 2016

Peter Morgan - I saw many people whose first successful screenplay destroyed their career

This British film writer is a very interesting person. His mother was a Polish who escaped from Russians who killed her parents. His father was a German Jew who escaped from Hitler. They met in England. Peter is a son–in-law…
May 27, 2016

Emilie K Beck: Meaningful storytelling before Hollywood

Born in Fredrikstad, Norway, she became involved in film making since only 14 years old. At 17 years old, she starred in a feature film directed by Emmy nominee Eva Dahr, The Orange Girl. She spent a year in a…
May 24, 2016

Jan Votýpka - Rocky changed my life

Jan „Super 8“ Votýpka. One of the few pioneers of the photochemical process among the indie film makers. In the time when everyone succumbs to the comfort of the digital medium, this artist makes the effort to realize his ideas…
May 19, 2016

Antonio Saura- I always want to produce films I am proud of

This Spanish producer, son of famous father Carlos Saura appeared on Prague FebioFest 2016 three years after Geraldina Chaplin, who was a part of Saura´s family for many years. It would be a sin not to meet and talk to…
May 6, 2016

Rebecca Cremona: Making film is an art of compromise

When we spotted the name of director Rebecca Cremona from Malta on the guest list of FebioFest 2016 we applied for an interview. Since we knew nothing about film industry in this country, who better to ask than the first…
April 1, 2016

Peter Mullan - We should be grateful for what we have and not complain all the time

Honestly speaking, about three weeks before FebioFest 2016 we didn´t know who Peter Mullan is.Although he acted in films like “Braveheart”, “ Trainspotting”, “War horse” or “Harry Potter” one can´t know everybody and also doesn´t watch everything.But he won our…
March 22, 2016

Daniel Brühl: It is nice when film helps to change for better something in the world.

The main star of FebioFest 2016 was German actor Daniel Brühl. Despite having many awards under his belt and starring in films in Europe and America, he has both feet on the ground. He can be described as intelligent Mr.…
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