March 18, 2019

David Zuckerman Kohner: To listen is by far the most important quality in human being and a businessman

Son of Kathy „ Gidget“ Kohner a Marvin Zuckerman is film producer in Hollywood. He is also President of ScriptCoach and Virtual Pitch Fest. and served for many years as Head of Development for Silver Lion Films, where he worked…
February 5, 2019

Alice Schmid – It is my life mission to make films about kids

If there was a term “one-man-show“ in film making, Alice Schmid would be the man, ehm, the woman for that. Zürich based Swiss director was the guest at Zlín film festival and revealed us incredible ways of her filming job.
December 27, 2018

Devery Jacobs - I try to change the image and show who we really are

There are not that many native born Indians in film business. So when we met at Zlín a Canadian actress Devery Jacobs, who belongs to Mohawk tribe and grew up in Indian reservation Kahnawa:ke near Montreal it sparked our interest.…
December 12, 2018

Andrzej Jakimowski - I don´t need to compromise for commercial reasons

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski (1963) is an interesting man. So far he directed 5 feature films but all were different and all had deep meaning. Obviously some of them didn´t go down well with Polish public, since it kind of…
November 28, 2018

Clint Eastwood - I have gained every success despite others suggesting me not to do it

Clint Eastwood (1930) is an actor, director, producer, musician and former Carmel mayor who made it from zero to iconic figure of American film industry, who still makes films despite being 88. In 70´s he was the best paid and…
November 13, 2018

Josh Wiggins - If I am proud of what I have done, I am happy

We often meet young people or would-be- actors who have very distorted views at real values and act if they won 3 Oscars already. While being at Zlín festival we met young American actor Josh Wiggins who introduced two of…
October 4, 2018

Mike Leigh: I want to make only films I want to make

English director Mike Leigh (1943) has pretty unique style of work with actors and making his films. Often his films start without script and develop through improvisation of actors. Nomination for Academy Award, winning Palm´d Or in Cannes or BAFTA…
August 21, 2018

Katinka Farago-Bergman knew his job and nobody could beat him

Katinka Farago (1936) was the guest of Letní filmová škola 2018. She worked with Ingmar Bergman as his script girl and production manager for three decades so one can´t get much closer to great director than talking to her. She…
August 27, 2018

Roland Klick - I was film version of punk rocker, honest, myself and fucked the system

German director Roland Klick (1939) was a guest at Letní filmová škola in Uherské Hradiště. Very interesting person who wrote scripts for films he directed, he also edited them, produced and composed music for some of them. His filmography is…
August 2, 2018

James Cameron: Most successful film self-made man in history, part III.

American film director James Cameron (1954) is an extraordinary man. Despite the fact did didn´t study and art or film school, thanks to his determination, will and creativity, he learnt how to make films and directed two out of three…
July 9, 2018

Tim Robbins - I feel that directors don´t appreciate spectators anymore

American actor, scriptwriter, director, singer and activist, Tim Robbins was main star of International Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2018.  He deserved the Crystal Globus for Outstanding contribution to World cinematography which he received and it was obvious he really enjoyed…
June 21, 2018

Tariq Hager - We feel responsible for students who come to our school

Lebanese born American opened a film school in Prague in 2003 along with Tomas Krasauskas from Lithuenia.Does is sound interesting to you? This guy is called Tariq Hager (1971) and he was a member of International board for student films…
June 7, 2018

Geoffrey Rush - I don´t want to be labelled or boxed

This actor - born in Australia in 1951- is quite big exception in today´s film business, where everybody tries to be seen and spotted and get into Hollywood no matter what. Rush prefers stage acting to film and still lives…
May 25, 2018

James Cameron: Most successful film self-made man in history, part II.

American film director James Cameron (1954) is an extraordinary man. Despite the fact did didn´t study and art or film school, thanks to his determination, will and creativity, he learnt how to make films and directed two out of three…
May 9, 2018

Nicholas Meyer - My definition of cinema is to make something visible when it is invisible

Nicholas Meyer was born in 1945 in New York City.The first film he saw was “The Beggar´s Opera” starring Laurence Olivier and he became a life- long film fan. At the age of 13, his preparation for filmmaking began with…
April 24, 2018

Leos Carax - I think about audience as human beings not as box office mass which decides commercial success of my film

I of the most interesting guests on FebioFest 2018 who was awarded Kristian prize was French director Leos Carax. Despite the fact he was born 58 years ago (22.11.1960) his filmography is pretty modest and there are long gaps between…
April 6, 2018

Catherine Deneuve - I am still curious where the current cinematography is heading to

Main star of Febiofest 2018 was a queen of French cinematography Catherine Deneuve. Although she will be 75 this year (born 22.10.1943) she is still active in making films, sometimes three a year. So far she has made over 120…
March 22, 2018

Mark Gatiss - I don´t care about ratings

One of the main stars of the FebioFest 2018 was English writer, actor and director Mark Gatiss. He earned his fame as a member of League of the Gentlemen, he is also an author of series about Sherlock Holmes and…
March 14, 2018

Marko Škop: I like to depict penetration of our microworld with macroworld

Slovakian director Marko Škop (1974) introduced his feature film debut “ Eva Nová”. Up until now he was predominantly focused at documents for which he got awards at foreign festivals. He established his own production company “Artileria” in order to…
April 3, 2018

James Cameron: Most successful film self-made man in history, I.part

American film director James Cameron (1954) is an extraordinary man. Despite the fact did didn´t study and art or film school, thanks to his determination, will and creativity, he learnt how to make films and directed two out of three…
February 28, 2018

Claude Lelouch: I love filming life, I never know where will story move.

Famous French director Claude Lelouch was born on 30.10.1937.He had dramatic childhood in occupied France, where he had to hide with his half Jewish parents from Gestapo. He is film self- made man and at the beginning of his career…
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