Margarethe von Trotta will discuss her work and the future of European cinema during this year's Binger - Screen International Interview at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on Sept 28.

Screen International's US Editor Mike Goodridge will conduct the public interview with the lauded German director, actress and screenwriter.

Von Trotta started her career in 1965 as an actress, starring in films for Fassbinder and Volker Schloendorff. In the 1970s she moved into writing and directing. Her most well-known films include Rosentrasse, The Lost Honor of Kath arina Blum, The Promise and The Long Silence.

The annual interview is a collaboration between Binger Filmlab, Screen International and Holland Film Meeting.

In other Binger news, Binger has welcomed a new group of writers and writer/directors to its semeester-long Script Development Programme. They are Inez Baranay from Australia, Bero Beyer from The Netherlands, Carlos Contreras from Mexico, Heleen Dankbaar from The Netherlands, Yann Demange from France/UK, Cushla Dillon from New Zealand, Matan Guggenheim from Israel, Albert ter Heerdt from The Netherlands, Fadi Hindash from Palestine/Lebanon, Witi Ihimaera from New Zealand, Guido Kalwill from Argentina, Maaik Krijgsman from The Netherlands, Nicola Mills from the UK, Annemarie van de Mond from The Netherlands, Marta Parlatore from Italy/Poland, Gabrielle Provaas from The Netherlands, and Fiona Seres from Australia.

Marietta von Hauswolff von Baumgarten has come on board as one of Binger's international advisors, while US screenwriter Susan Shilliday will serve as this year's advisor in residence.