Who’s Afraid Of The Water Sprite?

„Who’s Afraid Of The Water Sprite?“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. It is an enchanting short film shot on location in the ancient mountains of Slovenia. Check out the trailer! «Who’s Afraid Of The Water Sprite?» vient d’être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. Il s’agit d’un court-métrage envoûtant tourné dans les montagnes slovènes. Jetez […]

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Cherry

„Cherry“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Story of Brian Cherry, a sensitive young man, who falls for the beautiful Jules. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best friend, Sam. Check out the trailer! <<Cherry>> vient d’être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. Brian Cherry, un jeune homme sensible, […]

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Overall winner of the G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition is…

We recently revealed the overall winner of our Driven Creativity Competition as the professional photographer, Iain Weir with his entry The Henley Swim – a wonderfully unique image that captures the misty, early morning gathering of swimmers set to embark on a journey down the Henley-on-Thames river. We announced the overall winner at the launch […]

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8th Wonderland

„8th Wonderland“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. There exists a virtual country on the internet, its name: 8th WONDERLAND. Check out the trailer! <<8th Wonderland>> vient d’être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. Internet renferme un pays virtuel, son nom : 8th WONDERLAND. Jetez un coup d’oeil à la bande-annonce!

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Russian Ark

A few weeks ago, Russian director Alexander Sokurov came to the Forum des Images to present a short documentary and his feature film Russian Ark, in honor of the program dedicated to Moscow and St. Petersburg. One of the many elements that the filmmaker spoke about in his master class was the idea that there […]

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Parisian Landscapes: The geography of Michael Haneke’s „Hidden“

by Jennifer Wallace Parisian landscapes are frequently manipulated by directors to create a self-contained world for the protagonists. In Michael Haneke’s ‘Hidden’, clues to unravelling the mystery of the film are deeply embedded in its location. Jen Wallace visits the Cité florale to unearth some answers. If you were to ask people what films they […]

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Wondering about the ÉCU hand?

You may have noticed that we sneakily changed our graphics for ÉCU 2011 and you may have asked yourself, “What the…?” Well let us explain. The ÉCU Team realizes that making an independent film is a lonely venture and The ÉCU Hand symbolises the festival’s commitment to letting these talented story-tellers know that ‘You are […]

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Girl Talk: Art and Copyright

by Marc Rickenbach American mash-up master Girl Talk has been the subject of much controversy due to his copyright-bending art and wild live shows. With a new album out (available as a free download), we take a look at an artist who calls attention to the possibilities of the Internet in enhancing creativity via mash-up […]

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Creative Commons: the Robin Hood of 21st century culture?

by Ana Soares It’s tough to be an artist in the era of copyright, so knowing that organizations like Creative Commons are out there, looking out for your right to be creative, can be at least reassuring. Whether you’re an independent or mainstream filmmaker, a musician or a scientist, a writer or an ayahuasca appreciator […]

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Driven Creativity Award

Scott, festival president attended G-Tech’s Driven Creativity Competition awards ceremony in London on the 16th of Nov. Want to find out, who was the winner? Then check out the video! Scott, le president du festival, a assisté cérémonie d’attribution des prix de G-Tech Europe Driven Creativity Competition a Londres le 16 Novembre. Voulez-vous découvrir le […]

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Intern interviews: Ana asks Ellen about her ÉCU experience

Ellen Dumbadze is the newest addition to the ÉCU staff. In an interview with Ana (our “creative content” intern) she tells us about her origins, her expectations, and her hands. Ana: Hey Ellen, funny that we should meet at ÉCU! Tell me, where are you from? Ellen: Hi, I am from Georgia – the country […]

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The April Chill

„The April Chill“ by Tornike Bziava is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. The story of a Soviet military serviceman and a male Georgian dancer. An anti-violence film about the awakening of human instinct in an invader. Check out the trailer! <<The April Chill>> de Tornike Bziava vient d’être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. C’est l’histoire […]

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La Blogothèque’s Take-Away Shows

by Marc Rickenbach With well over 100 videos shot and published, La Blogothèque‘s Take-Away Shows are hardly a well kept secret anymore. They have become a standard stop for bands and artists of all styles and status that tour through the French capital. Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Phoenix have all walked the streets of […]

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Pink Subaru

„Pink Subaru“ by Japanese filmmaker Kazuya Ogawa is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Meet Elzober, widower and father of 2, who works in a restaurant and is finally able to fulfil his dream: to buy a brand new black Legacy. Check out the official trailer! /// ‹‹ Pink Subaru›› par Kazuya Ogawa est une […]

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The Lost Cause

“The Lost Cause” by Guillaume Mazloum is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Check out the teaser!

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Een Kleine Duw

„Een Kleine Duw“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. „Een Kleine Duw“ is by Belgium filmmaker Philippe Verkinderen. Check out official trailer!

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Language of a Broken Heart

“Language of a Broken Heart” is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. “Language of a Broken Heart” is by American filmmaker Rocky Powell. Check out the teaser!

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Il Cercatore

„Il Cercatore“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. „Il Cercatore“ is by Italian filmmaker Giacomo Arrigoni. Check out the teaser!

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