Interviews with filmmakers and other politically interesting people.

    Volker Schlöndorff

    Volker Schlöndorff – Full of hope for Africa

    ENVIRONMENT: «It's about changing mindsets», says Volker Schlöndorff. Jokingly, the German veteran director refers to his new documentary on agronomist Tony Rinaudo's reforestation projects in Africa as propaganda.
    Laura van Halsema Joost Daamen IDFA

    «You can feel the confidence and lack of compromise in the...

    IDFA: Modern Times Review speaks head programmers Laura van Halsema and Joost Daamen on the breakdown of programming such a vast selection of films, how to maintain a balanced lineup, the reasoning behind its 2022 focus programmes, and more.
    Øystein Egge

    «We are a festival that tries to make a difference and...

    MOVIES ON WAR: Modern Times Review spoke with Festival Director Øystein Egge on the nature and mission of the festival, the importance of presenting a balanced programme, and, the highlight films throughout.
    Thomas Hailer

    «Every festival should be keen to offer a good platform for...

    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck: Artistic Director Thomas Hailer on the festival's unique communal approach, evolution, programming philosophy, and more.
    Marek Hovorka

    «Visual artists are the quickest ones to reflect on what’s happening...

    JIHLAVA IDFF: Marek Hovorka on the festival's place within the wider industry landscape, his thoughts on the art vs content debate, and on its extensive film and event programme.

    The Philippines: Thousands of islands, thousands of positions and themes of...

    THE PHILLIPPINES: The following text introduces the concept of the retrospective of Philippine documentary cinema that will be presented at this year’s festival in Ji.hlava IDFF.

    «In times where so many definitions are demanded, we believe that...

    DOCLISBOA: Ahead of its 20th edition, Modern Times Review once again speaks with its Doclisboa Director Miguel Ribeiro on its role in the wider industry landscape, its 2022 focus on colonialism, and more.
    Majordocs Mallorca Artistic Director Miguel Eek

    «Mallorca is an island full of secrets»

    MAJORDOCS: Ahead of its fourth edition, Modern Times Review speaks with the Mallorca-based «slow» film festival Artistic Director Miguel Eek, on this year's edition and the wonders of its host island.
    Nordisk Panorama Anita Reher Maja Moberg

    «We see it as an excellent way to reach audiences who...

    NORDISK PANORAMA: Ahead of the 33rd edition, Modern Times Review spoke with its Director and city-wide Cinema Walk coordinator on this year's festival as it further aims to connect local businesses and the community.
    AJB DOC Edhem Fočo

    «Bosnia & Herzegovina needed a significant festival of documentary films, and...

    AJB DOC: Modern Times Review spoke with its Director Edhem Fočo on the history and impact of Al Jazeera Balkans, the kick start to its Industry Days platform and more.