Interviews
An interview with Anamaria Kapulica, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Anamaria Kapulica, selected participant of the ESP

As the poet Muriel Rukyser said “The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.”  We genuinely believe that stories are important, and we have a few of our own that we would like to tell.   Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? Taking part in a scriptwriting workshop with such...
An interview with Pilar Palomero, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Pilar Palomero, selected participant of the ESP

Insights and ideas from the Spanish filmmaker.  Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? For me it was important to apply to the European Short Pitch because I knew it was going to be a great opportunity to help develop my project, not only in a narrative sense, but...
An interview with Aino-Maria Suni, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Aino-Maria Suni, selected participant of the ESP

The Helsinki based filmmaker talks about ESP and what she fights hardest for. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? Currently I study screenwriting in an MA course in University of Salford in Great-Britain. During my studies I have gained some understanding in the art of storytelling and my...
An interview with Norika Sefa, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Norika Sefa, selected participant of the ESP

The young Albanian filmmaker shares with us how Nisi Masa influenced her work.   Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I have been following the previous script contest as a fan of their activity, admiring the winners that had the chance to be part of the workshop and...
Hungarians at Venice Film Festival Workshop

Hungarians at Venice Film Festival Workshop

The Biennale College – Cinema is a higher educational workshop for the development and production of micro-budget works, launched at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, 2012. At the close of an international call for participation, the initial submission counted 433 projects from 77 countries from around the world. The BCC’s mission is to promote emerging filmmaking talent...
An interview with Daan Bunnik, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Daan Bunnik, selected participant of the ESP

The young award winning filmmaker Daan Bunnik‘s newest project “Head-butt”  has been selected for the European Short Pitch organised by Nisi Masa – the European network of young cinema. We’ve recently caught up for a quick chat. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? At Bristol Encounters I met head of script...
An interview with Nadiya Koval, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Nadiya Koval, selected participant of the ESP

 With my movie I want to recall the audience that it is better there where we are loved, and happiness is in our hearts – not in wallets or wealthy countries. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? “The Visit” is my newest project. I have not written original...
An interview with Pedro Flores, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Pedro Flores, selected participant of the ESP

The Portuguese writer-director on his connection with short films, Godard and his latest project “Nausea” Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I look at the European Short Pitch as an opportunity to discuss my script with experienced screenwriters, to be able to pitch it to European producers, and...
An interview with Cristina Grosan, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Cristina Grosan, selected participant of the ESP

A discussion with the Budapest-based artist on her newly nominated project “Opening”  Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I applied to several workshops because there are very few opportunities for short film development/funding in Eastern Europe, and we need to use all the available opportunities. One of our...
An interview with Claire Fowler, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Claire Fowler, selected participant of the ESP

The writer-director talks about her bright and dark project, NOODLES. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I’ve wanted to make my short film NOODLES for a couple of years now but no suitable funding opportunities have arisen in my home country in that time. The European short pitch...
An Interview with Ben Gutteridge, selected participant of the ESP

An Interview with Ben Gutteridge, selected participant of the ESP

Young filmmakers are part of a quiet small community, and those who rise to the top always intrigue us. These selected projects command the attention of the European Short Pitch Jury. Who are behind the projects? First we speak with the London-based writer and director about his newest project: Away Break  Why was it important...
"Our best was around -25" - an interview with Marcin Luczaj, programmer of Zubroffka, one of the coldest fests in Europe

“Our best was around -25” – an interview with Marcin Luczaj, programmer of Zubroffka, one of the coldest fests in Europe

Polish short film expert Marcin Luczaj who is still in his early twenties, is the programmer of the Zubroffka International Short Film Festival in Bialstok, which takes place from December 4 to 8th and is one of the coldest film festivals in Europe. Marcin tells us about what kind of influences he gets when programming...