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40 Filmmaker Interviews from This Year's Tribeca Film Festival

Indiewire By Brian Brooks | Indiewire April 23, 2011 at 3:22AM

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is now in its first full weekend. Get a heads up on this year's crop of filmmakers with 40 interviews indieWIRE published in the two weeks to the launch of the event this past week. Three filmmakers were spotlighted each day in the lead up to the fest's start, with all 40 who participated in the series now up and live. iW is focusing on directors with work in TFF's Narrative Feature Competition, World Documentary Competition and its new Viewpoints sidebar, which the festival describes as a "snapshot of international independent cinema that immerses audiences in distinctive perspectives."
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Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Rober De Niro and Jane Rosenthal at the festival's awards ceremony last Spring. Photo by Brian Brooks.

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is now in its first full weekend. Get a heads up on this year's crop of filmmakers with 40 interviews indieWIRE published in the two weeks to the launch of the event this past week. Three filmmakers were spotlighted each day in the lead up to the fest's start, with all 40 who participated in the series now up and live. iW is focusing on directors with work in TFF's Narrative Feature Competition, World Documentary Competition and its new Viewpoints sidebar, which the festival describes as a "snapshot of international independent cinema that immerses audiences in distinctive perspectives."

Below are links to the filmmakers' interviews, written in their own words.

Here is the Tribeca Film Festival's 2011 lineup.

Friday's full-length Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/22):

"Stuck Between Stations" Director Brady Kiernan

"The Good Life" Director Eva Mulvad

"Splinters" Director Adam Pesce

"Cairo Exit" Director Hesham Issawi


Thursday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/21):

"The Bully Project" Director Lee Hirsch

"Grey Matter" Director Kivu Ruhorahoza

"Treatment" Directors Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson


Tuesday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/19):

"Rid of Me" Director James Westby

"Give Up Tomorrow" Director Michael Collins

"Flowers of Evil" Director David Dusa


Monday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/18):

"Semper Fi: Always Faithful" Directors Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon

"The Swell Season" Directors Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis

"Romantics Anonymous" Directos Jean-Pierre Ameris


Friday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/15):

"The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" Director Marie Losier

"Despicable Dick and Righteous Richard" Director Joshua Neale

"Black Butterflies" Director Paula Van Der Oest


Thursday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/14):

"The Miners' Hymns" Director Bill Morrison

"The Carrier" Director Maggie Betts

"She Monkeys" Director Lisa Aschan


Wednesday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/13):

"Marathon Boy" Director Gemma Atwal

"Blackthorn" Director Mateo Gil

"Maria My Love" Director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle


Tuesday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/12):

"The Journals of Musan" Director Park Jungburn

"Jesus Henry Christ" Director Dennis Lee

"Our School" Directors Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma


Monday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/11):

"Love During Wartime" Director Gabriella Bier

"Artificial Paradises" Director Yulene Olaizola

"Magic Valley" Director Jaffe Zin


Friday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/8):

"Koran by Heart" Director Greg Parker

"Love Always, Carolyn" Directors Maria Ramström, Malin Korkeasal

"The Kite" Director Prashant Bhargava


Thursday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/7):

"Lotus Eaters" Director Alexandra McGuiness

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" Director David Gelb

"The Last Rites of Joe May" Director Joseph Maggio


Wednesday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/6):

"Cinema Komunisto" Director Mila Turajlic

"Turn Me On, Goddammit" Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

"Gnarr" Director Gaukur Ulfarsson


Tuesday's Tribeca Film Festival filmmaker interviews (4/5):

"Angels Crest" Director Gaby Dellal

"Donor Unknown" Director Jerry Rothwell

"Bombay Beach" Director Alma Har'el

This article is related to: Features, Filmmaker Toolkit, Interviews, Tribeca Film Festival





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