Spotlight – Gianfranco Rosi

This week we will be focusing on film director Gianfranco Rosi and his most recent achievement, prestigious Golden Lion award for the best film at the Venice Film Festival 2013 that he won with his documentary film Sacro GRA. An important fact to begin with is that the film was a first documentary to win […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2014

Whether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain driven, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries that make their stories a reality. Through this dedicated quest and passion […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival 2013

Here we are people: ÉCU has finally landed in Cannes! Like every year, ÉCU is here to search new indie talents around the world, to run from meetings to meetings and, of course, to enjoy the fabulous parties. Also look out, we might even cross you on the red carpet. Don’t you think that Cannes […]

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Spotlight – Audrey Tautou

Cannes is just around the corner, and in honor of this year’s utterly adorable MC, this week’s SPOTLIGHT is none other than Audrey Tautou! The classic beauty is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival and will make the perfect hostess for this year’s 2013 Cannes Film Festival opening and closing ceremonies.  The internationally known […]

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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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Join the ÉCU Team

Budding young filmmaker? Creative writer? Marketing genius? Social Media Pro? Here is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience in the fantastic world of cinema while working with a cool international team in the heart of Paris. ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading festivals for Indie filmmakers, needs […]

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Intern buzz: Ireland v France

ODI ET AMO. A little story of love and hate between our interns! On the one hand France, on the other, Ireland, common areas and debates, ending in a new friendship!

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Intern buzz: Ireland v France

ODI ET AMO. A little story of love and hate between our interns! On the one hand France, on the other, Ireland, common areas and debates, ending in a new friendship!

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ÉCU on the Streets

Do you know what an écu is? The ÉCU team took to the streets of Paris to talk to people about their favourite films. Submit to ÉCU 2013!

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Indie tips for Bastille Day

The Champs-Elysees shakes with the pounding of hundreds of hooves as French soldiers march their horses past the Arc de Triomph. The strumming of guitars and pounding of drums flows through every street of Paris and the sky above the Eiffel Tower sparkles with red fireworks. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and […]

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Line Up for the 24th Galway Film Fleadh announced

Last week in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, the programme for Ireland’s premier film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, was unveiled. Among festival staff, industry professionals and film entusiasts, Festival Programmer Gar O’Brien said at the launch “This year is without doubt a banner year for Irish film…alongside the usual mix of the best in world […]

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“Halfway Home” – Trailer

Have a look at “Halfway Home” by David Schroeder, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Gabriel Matthews, a twenty-year old athlete recovering from a paralyzing injury, reluctantly takes a summer job as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Through their series of comic and tragic adventures, they find emotional and […]

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July in Paris: What Are You Doing This Month?

The usual hustle and bustle of Paris starts to slow in July as Parisians head off on les vacances. But that does not mean that Paris is left at a stand still – it’s quite the contrary in fact…   Event: Paris Fashion Week  (Mode à Paris) Details: For all you fashionistas out there — […]

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Intern Buzz July 2012: Les Canadiens à Paris

The ÉCU office has been swarmed with crazy Canadian interns for the past month. In celebration of Canada Day weekend that just passed, the interns made their way to Bercy Park to reminisce about the motherland and spend some time with the ducks and trees. All work and no play makes for a dull intern… […]

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ÉCU interviews stars at “All Senses”

The ÉCU team enjoyed a night of fantastic indie films and delicious sushi at the “All Senses” event at the Palais de Toyko on Friday night. Fashionistas and film enthusiasts alike flooded onto the patio to enjoy a drink (or two) and take in the stunning view of the Eiffel Tour. We shot an interview […]

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ÉCU’s Partner IN THE PALACE Film Festival: A Short Film Festival with Royal Status

IN THE PALACE Film Festival is the first and only festival of its kind in Bulgaria. Located in the quaint and romantic town of Balchik, the festival was first established in 2003.  The title of the festival originated from its venue, an architechural park, called “The Palace.” “The Palace” was summer residence of the British […]

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Hip Hop Hassidic – Trailer

Have a look at “Hip Hop Hassid”, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Hip Hop Hassid is the story of Shneur Hasofer, a 28-year-old Hassidic Jew and hip-hop producer from Crown Heights, a neighborhood normally populated with African-American rappers. Born and raised in a Chabad Hassidic family in Austraila, Shneur moved to Israel at the […]

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Crowdfunding: A new, viable resource for independent filmmakers

Over the last decade, the internet has heralded the arrival of a new way to allow independent filmmakers across the globe to obtain funding for their latest projects. With the rise of websites like KickStarter and IndieGoGo, online crowdfunding has become a much more viable resource, not only for budding inventors and entrepreneurs, but for […]

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