Interviews

Beki Probst: 2014 European Film Market Remarks

Beki Probst is the Director of the European Film, Market Claus Mueller: You noted several years ago that too many films are produced. At the changing market panel I mentioned the overproduction issue because some panelists seem to encourage more … Continue reading

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NYAFF Goran Interview

Goran Topalovic is  a film curator, writer, and consultant and the co-founder and executive director of New York-based Subway Cinema which has been essential for programming Asian films in the United States. Since 2002, Topalovic is the co-director of Subway Cinema’s … Continue reading

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New York: Interview Update – The New York Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 13th anniversary  from April 30 – May 4 2013, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival  in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the  largest and most influential; helping … Continue reading

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New York Niche Festivals: Japan Cuts

JAPAN CUTS was launched as an annual event by the  film department of the  New York based Japan Society in 2007. It  arranged co-presentations of Japanese films at the New York Asian Film Festival  followed by additional days of programs … Continue reading

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Interview with Wieland Speck, Director of the Panorama Program

Wieland Speck is in charge of the Panorama program of the Berlinale and the famed TEDDY competition, devoted exclusively to films with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender themes.  Set up in 1985 as an official Berlinale program the Panorama focuses … Continue reading

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Interview with Beki Probst, Director of the European Film Market

In 2013, the Berlinale had another successful year as the largest audience-oriented international film festival selling 303,000 tickets. Total professional accreditations reached 19.630 including 3.694 members of the press. 404 films were featured in its public programs and 816 were … Continue reading

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Berlinale 2013: Interview with Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Kosslick is the Director of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival and has been in charge of the festival for 12 years. Claus Mueller           What are the most significant innovations this year? Dieter Kosslick         The native program [indigenous … Continue reading

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Interview with Josh Welsh, Co-President of Film Independent

  Park City, UT- During the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the Co-President of Film Independent, Josh Welsh, took time out of his busy schedule to meet with Film Festival Today and discuss many topics including the upcoming Spirit Awards.  Here … Continue reading

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FFT Interviews Denise Sirovatka VP Marketing of Udi’s Gluten Free

It might sound hard to believe, but the best meals I had during Sundance 2013 was at Udi’s Gluten Free restaurant in Park City, Utah. At first I was hesitant to even go to a Gluten free store, but after … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW with the ARENA CINEMA Theater in Hollywood, California

Given more and more independent filmmakers today are exploring theatrical for their films — as this is one way to help stand out from the many thousands of films in a glutted marketplace — I recently had a chance to … Continue reading

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