April 26, 2017

Fatmir Koci - Independent film scene doesn´t exist yet but´s is being built

Albanian cinematography is not the best known in the world so to meet an Albanian director and have a chance to talk to him is very useful thing.We have met Fatmir Koci, well established and very likeable film maker from…
March 20, 2017

Jeroen Krabbé - I see the end of my career behind camera

This Dutch actor was born in 1944 to the family of well known impressionist painter.He studied acting on Amsterdam Academy of dramatic Art. His first big chance was offered to him by friend, director Paul Verhoeven in film “Soldier of…
March 6, 2017

Mikk Granström: For me movie means telling stories

First moving picture was showed in Estonia already in 1896.First cinema was opened 12 years later in Tallin In 1930 local actress Miliza Korjus was nominated for Academy Award and she had successful career in Hollywood. Later the film was…
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…
January 13, 2020

Ivan Passer: In 60´s we supported each other, success of one paved the way for others

Ivan Passer (1933) is Czech script writer and director, member of famous Czech new wave in 60´s.He was close collaborator to Miloš Forman with who he is on friendly terms up until today. Mr.Passer was a star guest of Letní…
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

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…
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…
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…