February Newsletter update

The new year has started, our team is expanding, ÉCU 2015 is approaching and the Official Selection of the Festival is finally out!  Yes, dear indie lovers and supporters, we keep working hard for you. If you need inspiration take a look at the Spotlight section – we have a lot of badass women filmmakers […]

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January Newsletter update

ÉCU would like to welcome everyone to a cheerful and wonderful 2015! We hope you all had an amazing holiday and spent plenty of time with your family and friends. We look forward to everything this year has to offer. The staff is returning from the holidays happier, more relaxed and, unfortunately, fatter. After gobbling […]

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August Newsletter Update

Suddenly summer is over again; without warning, you are delved into a crowded metro station with your rainy coat and a nostalgic look. Sure, summer may leave you nice and bronzed but there is so much to look forward in autumn – mornings will be golden and misty, falling leaves, an excuse for hot drinks… […]

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July Newsletter Update

The hot and humid summer days have arrived to Paris among with hordes of tourists reminding everybody that it is a high time for holidays. However, at ÉCU we combine work with fun (no, we do not wear bikinis in the office and drink margaritas the whole day long). So while having the best summer […]

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June Newsletter Update

Things have been heating up in both a literal and figurative sense this month at the ÉCU office. Submissions for the 10th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival are starting to roll in, and we have been thoroughly enjoying going through them while we continue to promote the fantastic films from the […]

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April Newsletter Update

This month was, as you can imagine, the most exciting and important of all…The 9th edition of ÉCU took place on April 4th-6th and it was a real success! A lot of people came over to see the selection of films that we screened and in general they all had a positive response from audience […]

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February Newsletter Update

This month was one of the most important and exciting ones here at ÉCU’s because we finally announced this year’s Official Selection. 85 of the best indie films will be competing for 24 awards during the 9th edition of The European Independent Film Festival! We are very excited and cannot wait what we have in […]

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August Update

The summer might be coming to an end but there are still some events that you should not miss. Open air cinemas are definitely a must at this time of the year, whether you are in Paris or someplace else in the world, we got you covered! Also with this open air setting is the […]

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Newsletter Update

It is the time of  la rentrée here in Paris.. summer is over! But here at the ÉCU office, no one is crying and the festival is getting closer! It’s time to work harder. We have been very busy interviewing new people to join our team, writing articles, judging new submissions and following our partners […]

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August Newsletter Update

ÉCU office at the end of the court yard Summer is in full swing here in Paris and whilst we’re suffering from the heat in the office we love the warm days and blue skies. The month of August is always a great time for film fans in Paris as the open air cinemas are […]

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March Newsletter Update

With the festival literally just around the corner the frenetic pace in the ÉCU office feels like surfing on a 30 metre, fast-breaking wave. Exhilarating, invigorating, and yep, a little bit scary :) For the last seven years, ÉCU has been screening the very best independent films from not only Europe, but around the world. […]

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February Newsletter Update

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival proudly announces its Official Selection. I would like to congratulate the 100 filmmakers who have been chosen to be part of ÉCU 2012’s “Official Selection”. Our office was inundated with tons and tons of amazing films. As you can imagine it was extremely difficult to process more then 700 films submitted but […]

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January 2012 Newsletter Update

ÉCU wishes everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that everyone is energized, re-vitalized and ready to attack everything that 2012 is going to throw at us! Our FINAL, FINAL submission date is January 15th so, if there is anyone still out there with a great story and not already sent it to us […]

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December Newsletter Update

Brrr, it’s freezing cold outside here in Paris but that hasn’t kept the folks here at ÉCU from flying all over the place to screen a selection of our award winning films from ÉCU 2011, and to promote the great submissions that we are getting for ÉCU 2012, on location at some of our partner […]

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November is the month of firsts here at ÉCU!

On to the first of firsts…the launch of ÉCU’s new category, ‘ÉCU Firsts’. This exciting new edition offers first-time filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films at the ÉCU Film Festival in our special “ÉCU Firsts” screening area in Paris, for free, from March 30th to April 1st 2012. Check our website’s Homepage for details […]

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October Newsletter Update

By Ed Millar Suddenly, Paris has become a lot colder and it’s fair to say that autumn is definitely here to stay. Luckily though ÉCU hasn’t been spending much time in Paris at all this month! The first adventure abroad was when ÉCU went to Raindance in London in October to check out what is […]

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September Newsletter Update

By Ed Millar Now that the ‘rentrée’ has officially begun and the whole of Paris is back at work, it is no surprise that ÉCU has been as busy as ever this month! As the days get shorter and the nights get longer and colder, although you wouldn’t guess it with this beautiful Indian summer, […]

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ÉCU August Newsletter Update

It is hot, hot, hot in Paris this month! As Parisians begin to shuffle their way back from their summer vacations, the empty streets of Paris are beginning to clutter up once again. With the month of August swiftly coming to a close, it heralds the bittersweet end of summer and the start of busy […]

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