Prize Announced For ÉCU 2010 Experimental Film Award Winner!

ÉCU is proud to announce its partnership with Modul8 for ÉCU 2010! Brought to you by GarageCUBE based out of Geneva, the winner of the ÉCU 2010 Experimental Film category will be awarded a Modul8 editing package, “a revolutionary MacOS X application designed for real time video mixing.” From veejaying to contemporary art to video […]

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A la Carte at Le Grand Action

If you think there aren’t any advantages to being young and broke, allow cinema Le Grand Action to prove you wrong. For the price of a tarte, those under the age of 26 can purchase the Carte Ciné Passion at 2€ and enjoy 3€ movies for the entire year. As for the older and wiser, […]

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Scott’s November Festival Update

Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you’d best work on locking that picture and send us a screening copy as soon as possible! You’ll find submission details at www.ecufilmfestival.com. While everyone seems to have spent the year being battered from […]

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Film Festival Dos and Don’ts

By Clémentine Briand ECU would like to spotlight author Paul Osborne and his article „Film Festival Dos and Don’ts,“ which outlines rules for filmmakers on the collaboration between filmmaker and film festival that must take place to have a successful screening. Take a look at our own Scott Hilllier’s comment in reponse to this intuitive […]

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The Perfect Pitch November Update

Rodrigo Vila pitching his project „Hero of Two Sisters Mountain“ to a professional panel at ECU’s Perfect Pitch 2009 By Sarah Schutzki Voisin From London (Good Pitch) to Scotland (The Edinburgh Pitch) to Barcelona (DocsBarcelona) to Paris (ECU’s The Perfect Pitch!!), workshops, forums and presentations on the art of pitching have become one of the […]

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Our Paris Series Part III: Belleville

The view of Paris from Parc de Belleville By Sophie Nellis Next stop on our tour of Paris is the area of Belleville. Straddling the 19th and 20th arrondissements, Belleville is located between Rue de Belleville, Rue des Pyrénées, Rue de Ménilmontant and Boulevard de Belleville. It is situated on and around a hill and […]

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Our Paris Series Part II: The Nouvelle Vague

Belmondo and Seberg By Sophie Nellis The French New Wave – known as la nouvelle vague– was a celebration of youth, Paris and, above all, cinema. Many people don’t know that the term nouvelle vague was first used in 1957 to describe the new generation of French youth, emancipated 18 to 30 year olds who […]

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OpenIndie

Four-Eyed Monsters co-creator Arin Crumley has launched a new project, OpenIndie, which aims to democratize the distribution of independent film. OpenIndie is using Kickstarter to raise $10,000. The campaign has only 8 days left and still needs $5,000. So lets all get behind this exciting project and contribute!

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Scott’s Festival Update

Scott Hillier, Festival President It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years already. Five years of hard work, five years of listening to the disbelievers who said that this event would never happen. My reward is a mind full of the great films that we have screened, the pleasure I’ve seen in our audiences […]

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WE HAVE A NEW VENUE!!!

The European Independent Film Festival is excited to have a new location in the heart of the Latin Quarter! Check out the hippest cinema joint in town, Le Grand Action Cinema (5 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris) where this year’s festival will take place March 12-14th, 2010.

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Our Paris Series Part I: The Latin Quarter

The bustling Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement In our first of a series of exposés, ÉCU will bring you tips and insights into a different quartier of Paris with each newsletter. By the time the festival rolls ‚round, you’ll be able to fit in like a true Parisian! (That does not mean buying a […]

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News From Our ÉCU 2009 Award Winners

Director Sam Bozzo accepting the Best Ecology Film award from Scott Hillier at the European Independent Film Festival 2009 in Paris, the European Premier of „Blue Gold: World Water Wars“. If 6 awards, 40 international film festivals, and over 250 public screenings aren’t enough reason to find out about ÉCU’s 2009 Ecology Now winner Sam […]

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The Perfect Pitch is Back

Perfect Pitch participant and ÉCU Official Selection filmmaker Patrick Froehlich, pitching to the panel during Perfect Pitch 2009 Sunday’s session. The Perfect Pitch premiered at The European Independent Film Festival 2009 and will be back at ÉCU 2010. The Perfect Pitch begins with a series of workshops conducted by cinema industry professionals, addressing various aspects […]

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