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“This Festival attracts a crazed bunch of misfits, visionaries – and terribly creative people.”

– Scott Hillier, President of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.

Scott Hillier Giedre Bumbulyte Sophie Gardiner Mathilde Wistoft
Kate Kennelly Jingqi Weng Sara Craig Autumn Palen
Sophia Khatsenkova Marian Roarty Emma Cary Maria Jose Bustamante
Rachel Waiganjo Steffi Marquet Stephanie Root Rachele Ciulli
Amelia Underwood Rena Iizawa Felix Trench Agnese Tomba
Patrizia Canziani Andrea Brixius William Swinburne Nina Petit
Carolina Simbaqueba Anastasia Akerman Antonis Lagarias Julia Hoelzle
Molly Bookner Ying Zhang Danielle Hillman Audrey Williams
Nicole Fersko Nikolett Ofella Alvaro Hernandez Alison Shafer
Regina Henderson Elliot Laker Casey Burgess Lottie Paul
Ashley Siyu Tang Alessandro Mangione Christian Ferrarie Julian Denzel
Saffy Mirghani Laura Murphy Tamas Javori Lauma Kaudzite
Joanna Warzala Lucas Pellerin Grace Reynolds Victoire Mandonnaud
Lechen Sun Laetitia Collier


Do you have a lot of ideas and you’re not sure how to make them come true? Look no further. Here at ÉCU we are looking for creative people who also know how to have fun.

Do you love films and want to spend your life making them? Check, we’ve got it. Perhaps you love writing and you’re simply looking for an opportunity to write some more? Check. Maybe you’re more into marketing and social media secrets – check, check check. We’ve got it all.

If you want to dedicate your time to one of the biggest independent film festivals in Europe, we offer you an unpaid internship that will give you a great learning experience, fantastic networking opportunities and mind-blowing references. ÉCU had over 300 interns from more than 40 countries within the last 12 years, some of which have moved on to become film producers, journalists, production managers, and skilled team players in international film festivals. One alumnus even started her own festival! Working hours are flexible and initiatives are welcome, but we are looking for solid commitment to ensure the success of the festival.

If you want to apply to this crazy rollercoaster ride, please fill in the volunteer form here.


Important part of the European Independent Film Festival is Mr Léon Desclozeaux, who has been an ÉCU’s Godfather for four years!

Léon Desclozeaux was born on March 3, 1951 in Paris, France as Bernard Desclozeaux. He is a producer and director, known for Chittagong: The Last Stopover (2000), Mora (1982) and Tokyo detective (1985).


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