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Interviews

2012 Feel Good Film Festival

2012 Feel Good Film Festival - Aug 3-5, 2012

Interview with Award Winning Documentarian Ian Rosenberg

By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2012   Ian Rosenberg (IR) is a producer and Award winning documentarian who lives in New York and married to co-director and producer Caroline Laskow. He is co-founder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective. In 2003, Rosenberg co-produced the Award winning documentary “Ashtanga, NY.” In 2006, he produced “The World's Best Prom" and directed “Grand Street" documentary short. In 2009, his HBO Documentary “Fin...

Dimitre Dinev: Living different lives through the characters one creates, is much more interesting than writing about oneself

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Writer Dimitre Dinev has been living in Austria for years now. As a co-writer of Anja Salomonowitz’ debut feature Spain, he was a special guest at the 16th Sofia IFF. The following are excerpts from the press conference that turned into a cosy conversation between Dinev and the film critic Antonia Kovacheva, and the P.S. for four eyes and two swings in front of the festival center Matti’D. How did you meet Anja Salomonwitz and how did you work together on the script of Spain?   An...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste. Q and A with Jeremy Irons. Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental documentary come from? ...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste.   Q and A with Jeremy Irons.   Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental ...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons at premier of 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speak about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY

Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival.     Q: Was it easier to make your second film?   Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it&r...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY at Cannes

Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Q: Was it easier to make your second film? Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it’s not money or...

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes for RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985). Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY gave a Masterclass at the American Pavillion on Monday 21st May. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes for RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985). Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY gave a Masterclass at the American Pavillion on Monday 21st May. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Omer Pasha-Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 2

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http://youtu.be/4eV0A_5ZCY8   ...

Omer Pasha-Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 1

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Omer Pasha-Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 1 http://youtu.be/U9xJL5o8NNI   ...

MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George: ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? Nawazuddin: I did a movie...

‘BAAD EL MAWKEAA’ (‘AFTER THE BATTLE’, 2012)

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Andrei Konchalovsky, directs the The Runaway Train, Cannes Classics 2012

I can see the film many times, and like to watch the faces of the people watching. In a runaway train it is very important to burn the bridges behind you.

'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

   The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés Arango held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause.     ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you t...

‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO

   The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause.     ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you t...

'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

On the Palme d'Or terrace after interview with Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO of 'LA PLAYA D.C.' (2012) at 65th Cannes Film Festival. photo by Vanessa McMahon

LAFF Media Coverage

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The latest commercial for LAFF can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJg225C5Usw&feature=g-upl. And eginning Thursday, May 31, you can see local media coverage of LAFF at http://lancasteronline.com/ . ...

Free ebook: ‘Independent Filmmaking in the Developing World’

Launch of the free downloadable ebook, 'The Making of a Feature Film in the Developing World'      Viewer & Download Link => http://tinyurl.com/indie-filmmaking-ebook Discussing the process of developing and producing an independent feature film in a developing country environment, this ebook examines the Cambodian based independent feature, 'Freedom Deal' as a case study.  Written by the film's co-producer & writer-director, ...

"Three Sisters and Andrey" paved the way for my career

Sebastian Leutner creates animated worlds, which combine reality and fiction. 34 y.o. VFX producer from German Pixomondo received an Oscar for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 2012. In 2008 Sebastian Leutner co-produced Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov’s German-Bulgarian co-production Three Sisters and Andrey. The animation won many awards, including Jameson Award for Best Bulgarian Short at Sofia International Film Festival in 2009. Leutner is also among the co-producers o...
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