G-Technology by Hitachi launches Driven Creativity Awards

Aspiring and professional filmmakers can have their unique work recognised and rewarded by entering G-Technology’s Driven Creativity competition With a grand prize of €5,000 up for grabs, online entry is available through the G-Technology website. The competition celebrates creativity across not only the film sector but in music and photography too. Entrants will be rewarded […]

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HDSLR Cameras: The Latest Hot Trend

By Rhiannon Hobbins, Festival Manager I was in serious post-festival daze when I first watched G-Technology’s “Faces of the Festival” film. And I’ve got to admit that I was truly impressed. Sure, it brought back great memories from the festival. But the image quality was amazing and I was intrigued to learn that they filmed […]

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Scott’s June Festival Update

With a lot of Europe preparing itself for a nice long summer break we seem to have stepped up a gear and had an incredibly busy month here at ÉCU this month – and the cool thing is that there appears to be no end in sight as we head down various roads and avenues […]

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IX Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival BEGINNING

B E g i n n i n g IX Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival October, 1 – 6, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia St.Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union invites you to take part in IX Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival ‘Beginning’ which will be carried on October 1 – 6, 2010 in St.Petersburg, Russia. 69 film schools […]

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ÉCU 2010 Filmmaker Louisa Mayman at LFA

Louisa Mayman at LFA from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. We had an amazing ECU presentation last night at The London Film Academy with Louisa Mayman (winner of ECU 2010’s Best Student Film). Lousia’s story of recovery from a car accident (which broke her into a zillion pieces) is a truly inspirational story and I break out […]

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Winner of the Festival 2010: Das Kind

Winner of the Festival 2010: Das Kind from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. Winner of the Best European Independent Film Festival 2010, Das Kind directed by Yonathan Levy. Check out this revisited moment at the peak of our awards ceremony!

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Death of the Big Screen?

Inspired by the Blog article: “How Long Until A Feature Film Made on the iPhone is in Theaters” by Peter Hall, our Intern Heather Poole gives her opinion on the future of Filmmaking: The new iPhone 4G is the latest edition to the Apple revolution but is it the beginning of the end for the […]

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Faces of the Festival

G-Tech ECU Festival Compilation filmed on Canon EOS 7D

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ECU Filmmakers Win Awards at Worldfest Houston

ECU is happy to announce our new partnership with Worldfest Houston! Established in 1961, Worldfest is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.  Serving as a venue for both international and independent filmmakers, Worldfest holds competitions in a variety of categories, including TV Production, Documentary, Corporate & Business Films, Student & Experimental, TV […]

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ECU’s Secret Tips: How to Submit a Film

Call for Submissions: How to Submit a Film 1. Independent films: Digressing from over-indulgent, celebrity-clad films that cover billboards so big that they eclipse the sky, we welcome low budget films that do not run solely on the fame of its movie stars…except maybe a cameo by Steve Buscemi. 2. Subtitles: At an international film […]

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Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions 2011 from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. Submissions for ÉCU 2011 ARE NOW OPEN! Submitting your films to The European Independent Film Festival is easy. We have two submission methods: the first with our partner Withoutabox, and the second direct to the Festival with payment via PayPal or cheque. Film Submission Deadlines Early Bird […]

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Interview with Director Philippe Lamensch

Director Philippe Lamensch won the award for Best Editing at ECU 2010 for his film Legend of John the Inverted. Q : Describe your festival experience. Very limited in time because of me, but rich, intense and exciting, indeed Q : What does it mean to you to win at ECU 2010 ? This was […]

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My Impressions of Cannes by ECU Filmmaker Fabien Dubois

This year I was at the festival presenting my short film High/Low, which was entered in the Short Film Corner. This meeting place for short films is pretty interesting because it facilitates the exchange with other people from the industry (filmmakers, producers, screen writers, actors) Unfortunately, it is difficult to get around to everything because […]

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Scott’s Cannes Update

Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes – although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously […]

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Louisa Mayman Screening Cambridge International Student Film Festival

Congratulations to one of this year’s ECU winners Louisa Mayman (who won the G-Technology sponsored category ‚Best Student Film‘ for her inspiration film The Highest Low). Her film will also be screened at this year’s Cambridge International Student Film Festival on June 18th-20th!

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Learn from the Best

Learn from the best – meet G-Tech’s latest film ambassadors There are new case studies on the G-Technology website looking at the successful careers and technology set-up of three more established filmmakers.  All three trust their creativity to G-Technology:   There’s ECU’s very own Founder and President, Scott Hillier revealing why he thinks G-Tech understand […]

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Tips of the trade

Check out this new video interview of Director of Photography & cameraman, Carl Burke, revealing how he manages his digital workflow, which includes innovative RED cameras and G-Technology drives. Carl’s work spans documentaries, corporate films, commercials, music videos, virals and features. His clients have included MTV, Sky Sports, CNN and Universal Music. Read more about […]

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What Does Independent Film Mean To You?

What Does Independent Film Mean To You? from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. ÉCU asks festival goers „What does Independent film mean to you?“ See the answers that we got!

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