“The forgotten” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Maxime Lefebvre

2023 December 11

“The forgotten” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Maxime Lefebvre

-Who is Ignacio Maxime Lefebvre?

Maxime Lefebvre is a young Director/Editor born in Toulouse. After graduating with a degree in sound and image technology, he won the diamond clap in the season 13 competition “Je filme le métier qui me plaît” (I film the job I like) broadcast at the Grand Rex in Paris…

Afterwards, he directed several short films with the help of a group of people from the film industry.

In 2019, he directed his first short film, Roi de cœur. In 2020, the third short film, Spirit, was selected for the New Delhi Film Festival. In addition, in 2021, he directed the animated short film “On the rails”, selected at 5 festivals in France, Romania and Portugal.

Following these numerous successes in short films, and in order to take a new step in cinema, he decided to make a more audacious short film, whose theme cannot leave anyone indifferent

What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

What inspired me was the fact that I was immersed in the culture and environment from a very early age, growing up in the countryside.

-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?

Cinema has the potential to influence and shape society by tackling important issues, raising awareness and inspiring change through a clear message.

-What would you change in the world?

What someone would change in the world is a highly personal matter and can vary greatly from person to person. It could be related to social issues, environmental concerns, or other aspects of global change.

-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?

Predicting the future of the film industry is speculative, but it’s likely that technology will develop and change our businesses considerably, thanks in particular to AI and distribution methods.