APRIL NEWSLETTER UPDATE

April is easily shaping up to be one of the nicest months Paris has seen, but that doesn’t mean we have come out of our post-festival depression just yet! The 2013 European Independent Film Festival was one of the most incredible events of the year and the entire ÉCU staff is more than grateful for […]

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Spotlight: Catalan Independent Film

Independent films are on the rise. Low budget films are breaking through into huge feature films, movies are being made without the help of major studios, and film festivals are premiering some of the world’s best independent talent. With the announcement of The 2013 European Independent Film Festival winners, this week’s Spotlight is featuring the […]

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NEW EMPIRE – OFFICIAL TRAILER

“New Empire” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Soviet iconography, the cyclicity of history and extreme free-market capitalism tell the story of a civilization that rises amidst melting snow in the ruins of a magnificent fallen empire. A sci-fi documentary on Modern day Russia and the failure of the communistic Utopian dream, told through imagery […]

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What To Do In Paris in October

What To Do In Paris in October Ah, yes… the leaves are changing, the morning air is crisp and fresh, and the sun is so ridiculously bright at times you may fear blindness! Plus, with the summer ease disappearing and the year’s school schedules and work routines just starting setting in, everyone is in need […]

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PUPPETEER – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Shaun is a lonely urbanite trapped in an uninspiring job and disconnected from those surrounding him in a metropolis. Yearning for human connection, he frequents the spot where his father died to revisit childhood memories when they practised the art form of puppetry; the metropolitan train stations to try engaging himself with fellow travellers; and […]

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ÉCU at the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is North America’s most favoured 11 days for independent film. For 36 years, TIFF has provided an audience driven environment where independent filmmakers can premiere their work, and Canadian film has the opportunity to be presented on an international level. Film festivals and Canada were on my mind as […]

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LES POISONS – OFFICIAL TRAILER

“Les Poisons”, competing in student film category is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Story of Jules, a little boy, who discovers some aspect of the love, in this nature furrowed by ants.

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ÉCU’S PARTNER The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

The first edition of the The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival was held from the 17th to the 22rd of September 2012 in Luxor, Egypt. The festival was organized by Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts (NOONCA) with the contribution of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as well as public and private organizations in Egypt […]

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A Beautiful Impurity – Official Trailer

“A Beautiful Impurity” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Story of Noah, a young and naive member of a clandestine underground group of neo Nazi’s in East London called the NDP. Although Noah feels that for him the NDP is like a surrogate family where he feels accepted and at home, his loyalties become seriously […]

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MARCEL CARNÉ

  This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and […]

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HAAL – Official Trailer

In 1977, the military staged a coup in Pakistan, replacing the populist socialist leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the Islamist General Zia-ul-Haq. What followed are now known as the black years of Pakistan’s history, with brutal enactments of barbaric laws to persecute minorities, suppress women and silence dissent. People were flogged in the streets for […]

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ÉCU’s Partners Four River Film Festival and Youth Film Festival – The Yellow carpet

From 12th to 15th September 2012, the 17th Youth Film Festival and the 5th Four River Festival will become the most important place for Croatian as well as international high school film. Thanks to the organization of the Croatian Film Association and the Cinema Club Karlovac, the city of Karlovac will again “become yellow” and […]

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