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With August ending we all start to long for careless summer, as autumn is on the doorstep, quietly reminding about the work that has been postponed.  And yet the month of September promises a lot of new exciting things to do in Paris. Walking through the streets you notice that not only trees are turning golden yellow but also the faces of the people are still nicely bronzed; city air dwells with happiness and calmness after all the holiday fever, announcing the new beginnings!

RUSSIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 'KOROCHEÉCU team had an amazing  and productive summer- always putting all our hearts into work we do, looking forward towards upcoming XI edition of the ÉCU Film Festival on April  8-9-10, 2016. We are super excited that even throughout the quietest months of the summer we received a lot of new submissions. So go ahead and check out some of the trailers on our social media channels (Facebook,TwitterTumblr).  And more, new festivals have joined our partners’ network: Koroche ( Фестиваль короткометражного кино «Короче» ) Film Festival in Kaliningrad (Russia),  Italian Film Festival: Documentaristi Emilia Romagna Festival and Aarhus Independent Pixels in Denmark.

Jean-Luc Godard

Whenever you have a minute or simply look for inspiration make sure to check our social media as we are constantly posting exciting articles and updates about what we have been up to, as well as the news about the captivating cinema world. Just to name few good reads see this month’s Fridays’ spotlight articles about James Cameron, Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Fuller.


We are always on the go and ÉCU recently took a fresh breath of air in Portugal, Viseu : 3 days, 22 best indie short films and many happy faces! Million thanks to Carmo’81 and Acrítica for helping ÉCU-in-Viseu festival to happen!

The summer might be over, though it is only the beginning of the fruitful autumn. See for yourself as our interns are constantly coming up with some creative ideas- here’s the latest video. Just a small reminder- after lazy summer it is about the time you showed your talent to the world so just grab your cameras and start shooting! Submit your films early and stay cool for the autumn.

Stay tuned as ÉCU team have many exciting things planned ahead for the month of September!

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