Every year at the New York Film Festival, Film Comment brings together a group of intrepid filmmakers whose work is screening in the festival. It’s a rare chance to share stories about the art, craft, and angst of filmmaking, and to compare notes on inspirations and what makes a good collaboration. This year, Film Comment Editor-in-Chief spoke with an all-star lineup of filmmakers from across the festival: Pietro Marcello, director of Martin Eden, Corneliu Porumboiu, director of The Whistlers, Justine Triet, director of Sibyl, and from the Projections program, Akosua Adoma Owusu, director of Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us, and Luise Donschen, director of Entire Days Together.