Directors in Attendance

SIMON AEBY (Nightfall) is known as one of Europe’s top commercial directors and for his innovative visual style and technical virtuosity. Moving to New York the late 80ties, Aeby started to write and direct films including Three Below Zero (writer/director), starring Wes Bentley and Kate Walsh and the medieval epic Headsman (aka “Shadow of the […]

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Movie Review: Wren boys

Wren Boys, Harry Lighton’s tale of a very unlikely love from Cork, Ireland will be played during Session 2 on Saturday May 5th in the Grande Salle at the cinema les 7 Parnassiens, Paris. To begin, the opening scene starts with a catholic priest ushering the importance of tradition during his sermon, as the scene […]

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Critique du film: Wren Boys

Wren Boys de Harry Lighton conte d’un amour très improbable à Cork, Irlande. Il sera joué pendant la Session 2 du Samedi 5 mai dans la Grande Salle au cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris. La scène d’ouverture commence avec un prêtre catholique qui souligne l’importance de la tradition pendant son sermon, comme la scène transcende, […]

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LAUNCH PARTY 2018

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2018’s LAUNCH PARTY took place at Rive Gauche night club 1 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris on April 11th, 2018. Take a look at the video of the event: ÉCU 2018 LAUNCH PARTY ÉCU 2018 LAUNCH PARTY at Rive Gauche has been an amazing night!Thank you to all […]

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Music and Afterparties at ÉCU 2018

ÉCU promotes all indie artists – not just filmmakers! During the festival weekend we will shine a light on indie music by hosting amazing indie bands and solo artists who will play during the day at the festival location and ALL night at the afterparties. ÉCU, during each day of the festival, will organize three […]

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SÉLECTION OFFICIELLE ÉCU 2018

  La 13e édition d’ÉCU, le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant, présentera 81 films de 37 pays, les 4, 5 et 6 mai 2018 à Paris, France. Long Métrages Dramatiques Européens Court Métrages Dramatiques Européens Documentaires Européens Long Métrages Dramatiques Non-Européens Court Métrages Dramatiques Non-Européens Documentaires Non-Européens Films Étudiants Sélection Spéciale Arabe Vidéos Musicaux Européens […]

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Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Faisant partie des meilleures actrices, et pouvant se vanter d’un éblouissant panels de prix, Reese Witherspoon est sans doute l’une des actrices les plus respectées aujourd’hui. A ÉCU, nous admirons particulièrement Witherspoon pour son rôle productif dans la co- production Pacific Standard: une plateforme defendant une plus grande visibilité des films réalisés par des femmes. […]

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Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Priding her position as an ‘A list’ actress and boasting a dazzling array of awards, Reese Witherspoon is doubtlessly one of the most respected actresses of today. At ÉCU we particularly admire Witherspoon for her producing and acting role in the co-funded production company Pacific Standard: a platform advocating greater visibility of female-led filmmaking. But […]

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#SheShoots 2018

For the second time ÉCU is proud to present #SheShoots, a discussion panel comprised of the female filmmakers in competition at ÉCU 2018. #SheShoots will take place Saturday, May 5th at 10:30am at Cinéma Le Lincoln (14 Rue Lincoln, Paris 75008). For women in the film industry, 2017 was a time of overdue recognition for […]

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Partner Hotels

This year, ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival has established a partnership with Human Hotel and Timhotel in order to help its participants to find an accomodation in Paris during the days of the festival.   HUMAN HOTEL „We’re a community of creatives and visionaries hosting each other at below-market prices. We support artists and social change […]

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Critique du Film: 6ate7

Le film 6ate7 sera présenté dans le cadre de notre festival lors de la soirée d’ouverture ; il se déroule dans l’appartement d’un couple australien, pendant la nuit de leur septième anniversaire. Réalisé par Maggie Kiley, ce film montre Tim et Emma à travers ce qui commence comme une nuit de célébration de leur temps […]

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Movie Review: 6ate7

Set in the apartment of an Australian couple on the night of their seventh anniversary is 6ate7, a film to be featured in our festival on opening night. Directed by Maggie Kiley, this film follows Tim and Emma through what begins as a night of celebration of their time spent together. As the night progresses, […]

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Much More Than A Script Competition – Sélection officielle

  ÉCU – Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant a le plaisir d’annoncer les finalistes 2018 de la 13e édition du concours « Much More Than A Script ». Nous sommes fiers de réaliser à nouveau notre objectif de donner une audience à tous les scénaristes créatifs et talentueux. Cette année la compétition a été […]

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ÉCU 2018 JURY

  JIM BITTERMANN is CNN’s Senior International Correspondent based in Paris. Since joining CNN in 1996, he has covered the death of Princess Diana in 1997, NATO air strikes on Kosovo in 1998, the earthquake in Turkey in 1999 and the World Cup soccer championships, among other stories.   REBECCA CALDER is an actress and producer who […]

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Much More Than A Script Competition – Official Selection

  ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists of the „Much More Than a Script Competition“ for its 13th edition. We are proud to once again fulfill our goal of giving an audience to all the creative and talented script writers out there. The competition this year has been […]

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SPOTLIGHT: CLAIRE DENIS

  Though she didn’t become an established director until the age of 40, Claire Denis quickly solidified her status as one of France’s most important contemporary auteurs. Her films are known for their combination of shocking realism and sparsely gorgeous stylistics, treating postcolonial themes of estrangement, immigration, violence, and the exploitation of those living on […]

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SPOTLIGHT: CLAIRE DENIS

Bien qu’elle soit devenue une vraie metteuse en scène à l’âge de 40 ans, Claire Denis a rapidement consolidé son statut d’une des plus importantes auteures contemporaines françaises. Ses films sont connus pour leur combinaison d’un réalisme choquant et d’une stylistique de rare beauté, traitant les thèmes post-coloniaux de l’éloignement, de l’immigration, de la violence […]

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MARCH UPDATES

You think you know “March Madness”? Trying being an ÉCU intern! This month has been one of our most exciting and manic yet, not least because our Official Selection was announced just a few weeks ago. On Wednesday 14th March, we revealed the 80 films that will coming to Paris for this year’s festival. It […]

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