BIG FRED TUESDAY with MATT MICUCCI. My weekly show on FRED Film Radio on all-things cinema with a particular focus on independent filmmaking and the international film festival scene. Every show conversations with guests (film directors, actors, producers, festival directors, scholars etc.), news and all sorts of fun stuff. (Click on images to listen to the show.)

BIG FRED TUESDAY #58 – 31/8/2021

GUESTS: Soso Bliadze, director of Otar’s Death from the 2021 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Gren Bay Grant, director of True Mirror from the EFP’s Future Frames 2021 selection.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #57 – 24/9/2021

GUESTS: Tea Lukač, director of Roots; German Golub, director of My Dear Corpses.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #56 – 17/8/2021

GUESTS: Stefan Jager, director of Monte Verità; Rok Bicek, director of Penalty Shot.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #55 – 10/8/2021

GUESTS: Saeed Taji Farouky, director of A Thousand Fires; Ninna Pálmadóttir, director of All Dogs Die.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #54 – 3/8/2021

GUEST: Jay Weissberg, artistic director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival

BIG FRED TUESDAY #53 – 27/7/2021

GUESTS: Ella Manzheeva, director of White Road! // Stefanie Plappert, curator of Catastrophe, a new exhibition at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #52 – 20/7/2021

GUESTS: Ali Atassi, producer of Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege // Author Chris Cipollini.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #51 – 13/7/2021

GUESTS: Udi Nir, co-director of Viral // Spela Cadez, director of Steakhouse.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #50 – 6/7/2021

GUESTS: Karin Rywkind Segal, artistic director of Docaviv in Tel Aviv, Israel // Daniel Sivan, director of Dirty Tricks.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #49 – 29/6/2021

GUEST: Peter Schernhuber, co-artistic director of the Diagonale in Graz, Austria.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #48 – 22/6/2021

GUEST: Sara Mesfer, director of The Girls Who Burned the Night.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #47 – 15/6/2021

GUESTS: Visual artist and creative director Jonathan Rosen // Carolina Martins, assistant producer of the International Conference on Stereo and Immersive Media in Lisbon, Portugal.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #46 – 8/6/2021

GUEST: Kateryna Gornostai, director of STOP-Zemlia.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #45 – 1/6/2021

GUESTS: Leena Pasanen, director of the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy // Olamide Ojegbenro, director of the Chroma International Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #44 – 25/5/2021

GUESTS: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman, founders of the Sembene Across Africa Project // David Walsh, head coordinator of FIAF’s Training and Outreach.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #43 – 18/5/2021

GUESTS: Farbod Ardebili, director of Forbidden to See Us Scream in Tehran // Jo Muhlberger, deputy managing director of European Film Promotion // Author Chris Cipollini.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #42 – 11/5/2021

GUESTS: Jonas Bak, director of Wood and Water // Annabel Verbeke, director of Four Seasons in a Day // Mohamed El Aboudi, director of School of Hope.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #41 – 4/5/2021

GUESTS: David Mitjans, board member of the BCN Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain // Tuija Halttunen, director of How to Kill a Cloud // Sadri Centinkaya and Venla Varha, co-director and co-writer/co-director of Lost Boys.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #40 – 27/4/2021

GUESTS: Bruno Gascon and Ana Moreira, director and actress of Sombra // Guido Hendrikx, director of A Man and a Camera.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #39 – 20/4/2021

GUESTS: David Herdies and Georg Gotmark, directors of Bellum – The Daemon of War // Volkan Uce, director of All-In // Tiny Mingwe, producer at Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (STEPS).

BIG FRED TUESDAY #38 – 13/4/2021

GUESTS: Algirdas Ramaska, CEO of the Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania // Matthew Rankin, director of The Twentieth Century // Margje de Koning, artistic director of the Movies That Matter Festival.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #37 – 6/4/2021

GUESTS: Fradique, director of Air Conditioner // Saule Bliuvaite, director of Limousine // Dani Rosenberg, director of The Death of the Cinema and My Father Too.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #36 – 30/3/2021

GUESTS: Oren Gerber, director of Africa // Mira Staleva, head of Sofia Meetings // Marteinn Thorsson, director of Backyard Village.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #35 – 23/3/2021

GUESTS: Eefje Blankevoort and Els van Driel, directors of Shadow Game // Thomas Quain, director of Poxy Bleedin Shop.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #34 – 16/3/2021

GUESTS: Christian Schwochow, director of Je Suis Karl // Julio Maria Martino, director of Country of Hotels // Kemal Yildirim, director of The Haunting of the Lady Jane.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #33 – 9/3/2021

GUESTS: Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini, directors, writers and actors of District Terminal // Hades Ben Aroya, director of All Eyes Off Me // Gustavo Pizzi, director of The Last Days of Gilda.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #32 – 2/3/2021

GUESTS: Felia Allum, curator of the Donne Di Mafia Film Festival // Samaher Alqadi, director of As I Want // Norika Sefa, director of Looking for Venera.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #31 – 23/2/2021

GUESTS: Karen Cinorre, director of Mayday // Isabelle Gattiker, director of the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland // Stephen DeBro, director of 18th and Grand: The Olympic Auditorium Story.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #30 – 16/2/2021

Guests: Jean-Christophe Folly, actor of I Comete – A Corsican Summer // Félix Dufour-Laperrière, director of Archipelago // Nino Martinez Sosa, director of Liborio.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #29 – 9/2/2021

Guests: Tristan Loraine, co-director and protagonist of Everybody Flies // Marta Popidova, director of Landscapes of Resistance // Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., director of Wild Indian.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #28 – 2/2/2021

Guests: Tim Leyendekker, director of Feast // Francesco Giai Via, head of studies at the Alpi Film Lab // Itonje Soimer Guttormsen, director of Gritt.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #27 – 26/1/2021

Guests: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen, director of My Favorite War // Baris Sarhan, director of The Cemil Show // Juja Dobrachkous, director of Bebia à mon seul désir.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #26 – 19/1/2021

Guests: Ilaria Gomarasca, head of First Cut+ // Dasha Korol, co-producer of Russian Film USA // Nicoletta Romeo, co-director of the Trieste Film Festival.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #25 – 22/12/2020

Guests: Ivana Mladenovic, director and actress of Ivana the Terrible // Hristo Simeonov, director of Nina // Uta Beria, director of Negative Numbers.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #24 – 15/12/2020

Guests: Mayye Zayed, director of Lift Like a Girl // Amir Ramses, director of Curfew.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #23 – 8/12/2020

Guests: Evi Romen, director of Why Not You // Wissam Tanios, director of We Are From There // Bruno Smadja, founder of the Mobile Film Festival.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #22 – 1/12/2020

Guests: Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, director of Memory House // Braden King, director of The Evening Hour // Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, directors of This Is My Desire.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #21 – 24/11/2020

Guests: Nisan Dag, director of When I’m Done Dying // Mian-Mian Lu, director of Mickey on the Road // Maria Komninos, head of the Greek Film Archive.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #20 – 17/11/2020

Guests: Simone Bitton, director of Ziyara // Dario Oliveira, director of Porto/Post/Doc // Jonas Kaerup Hjort, director of The Penultimate.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #19 – 10/11/2020

Guests: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe, directors of The Last Hillbilly // Diana Tabakov, executive director of DAFilms // Alexandr M. Vinogradov, director of Bare.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #18 – 3/11/2020

Guests: Maya Zinshtein, director of ‘Til Kingdom Come // Jay Weissberg, artistic director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival // Sine Skibsholt, director of Long Live Love.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #17 – 13/10/2020

Guests: David Martinez, festival producer of London’s Raindance Film Festival // Film historian Steve Massa talks about his new book on Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle // Andreas Leimbach-Niaz, co-director of the 11mm Berlin International Football Film Festival.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #16 – 6/10/2020

Guests: Chris Hastings, head of the Satisfied Eye International Film Festival // Enrique Ceballos, founder of the Mexico International Silent Film Festival // Pauline Durand-Vialle, CEO of the Federation of European Film Directors.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #15 – 29/9/2020

Guests: Janneke Brasecke, general manager of Blue Water Africa // FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti shares her thoughts on the Venice Film Festival.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #14 – 22/9/2020

Guests: Logan George and Celine Held, directors of Topside // Emilie Boucheteil, head of cinema at the French Institute // Tomm Moore, director of The Secret of Kells.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #13 – 1/9/2020

Guests: Tony Warner and Kunle Olulode, programmers of BFI’s African Odysseys Presents: Injustice // Ninian Doff, director of Get Duked! // Frank Roumen, head of collection at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #12 – 25/8/2020

Guests: Shahnaz Dulaimy, co-creator of the Independent Iraqi Film Festival // Jeannette Nordahl, director of Wildland // Karin Rywkind Segal, artistic director of Docaviv in Tel Aviv, Israel.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #11 – 18/8/2020

Guests: Maori Karmael Holmes, founder and director of Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival // Julia Scotti and Susan Sandler, protagonist and director of Julia Scotti: Funny That Way // Toni Booth and Alice Parsons, curators of a new exhibition on Robert Paul at Bradford’s Science and Media Museum.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #10 – 11/8/2020

Guests: Nils Daniel Peiler, co-curator of The Sound of Disney, a new exhibition at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, Germany // Alan Kryszak, music composer on his score for the 1920 classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde // John Ewing, co-founder and director of the Cleveland Cinematheque.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #9 – 4/8/2020

Guests: Karlo Funk, head of the Tallinn Lab of the European Genre Forum // Author and poet Chris Cipollini // Fernando Vasquez, head of programming at FEST – New Directors, New Films in Portugal.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #8 – 28/7/2020

Guest: Giona Nazzaro, general delegate of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week // Lili Hinstin, artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland // Trent Haaga, writer on a new film project, Mad Heidi.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #7 – 21/7/2020

Guest: Mihai Chirilov, artistic director of the Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj, Romania // Philip Doherty, director of Redemption of a Rogue // Vjosa Berisha, co-founder and head of the Prishtina International Film Festival in Kosovo.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #6 – 14/7/2020

Guest: Boyd van Hoeij, programmer of LuxFilmLab // Lodovica Fales, researcher and filmmaker // Anthony Andrews, co-founder and creative director of We Are Parable.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #5 – 7/7/2020

Guests: Annick Barbezat-Perrin, head of communications of Chaplin’s World // William Fitzgerald, artistic director of the Galway Film Fleadh // Mira Staleva, head of Sofia Meetings // Hulya Sungu, programming director of the International Migration Film Festival in Turkey.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #4 – 30/6/2020

Guests: Waad Al-Kateab, director of For Sama // Hugo Rosak, head of film industry office of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival // Nabwana Igg and Alan Hofmanis, director and producer of Crazy World.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #3 – 23/6/2020

Guests: Neasa Hardiman, director of Sea Fever // Malgorzata Goliszewska, Karatzyna Mateja, directors of Lessons of Love // Fabio Mollo, director of Curon // Alexis Hamaide, online marketing advisor with FirstCut+

BIG FRED TUESDAY #2 – 16/6/2020

Guests: Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, directors of My Little Sister // Sandra Beerends, director of They Call Me Babu // Mercedes Fernandez Alonso, managing director of the TorinoFilmLab.

BIG FRED TUESDAY #1 – 9/6/2020

BIG FRED TUESDAY #1 – 9/6/2020

Guests: Leena Pasanen, director of the Biografilm Fest in Bologna, Italy // Jay Weissberg, artistic director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy // Christoph Schwarz, director of the Vienna Shorts award-winning film, The Best City Is No City At All.