June 13, 2019

Jim Loach - You need to be interested in people in order to make a good film

British director Jim Loach is a son of much respected and acclaimed director Ken Loach. He arrived to Zlín Film Festival between shooting just for 17 hours during which he managed to open screening of his film Measures of the man…
May 28, 2019

Bille August - I am only interested in films about human relationships

One of the star guests of FebioFest 2019 who received Kristian award was Danish director Bille August. He was born on 9.11.1948, studied photo-documentary school in Stockholm and graduated from Danish film school. He is one of the few directors…
May 14, 2019

Steve Krikris - It was always tough to make films in Greece cos there is s small market

Greek-American film maker Steve Krikris was invited to Febio Fest 2019 and showed here his film “ The Waiter”. We knew nothing about him but the fact that he moved from America to Greece and not vice versa, to make…
April 26, 2019

Peter Strickland: I always wanted to be a filmmaker, it´s that inner urge in me.

British director Peter Strickland was an unknown quality for us before FebioFest. We never heard about him and didn´t see any of his films. But when we read he put his inherited money to sponsor his debut film and had…
April 18, 2019

Isabella Eklof - I don´t need money from producers, I only get money from state

Three days before FebioFest we didn´t know anything about this Scandinavian director, so hastily tried to get some information but they were all about her latest film Holiday which she also introduced in Prague When we met her and told…
April 1, 2019

Louis Garrel: I want to make films that can be watched by anyone anywhere

Very interesting guest or FebioFest 2019 was French actor and director Louis Garrel. He was born on 14.6.1983 in the family of director Phillippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy. His grandfather Maurice was also an actor as well as Godfather…
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…
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 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 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…
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