Aus der Dunkelheit: Paraguays Nationaler Film

by Rose Stokes Wie könnte man Paraguays Filmschaffen in drei Worten beschreiben? Als „Work in progress“, sagt Luis Aguirre, Autor und Regisseur vonUniverso Servilleta (2010 – dt.: Das Servietten-Universum). Das trifft es ziemlich genau. Filme aus Paraguay waren bis vor Kurzem quasi nicht existent. Dafür gibt es verschiedene Gründe. Einer davon war der kreative Würgegriff, […]

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Vermin

“Vermin”, directed by Adi gelbart, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When three creatures mysteriously appear on earth, the authorities observe them and try to make sense of their peculiar actions. At first the creatures harmlessly wander the fields. Then they are seen collecting plant seeds for growing gigantic onions and lettuce. But when […]

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Das Festival „In The Palace“ 2011 zieht Talente aus 5 Kontinenten an

Von Alexander Acosta Osorio Die neunte Ausgabe des internationalen Kurzfilmfestivals „In The Palace“, die vom 18. bis 25. Juni in Balchik in Bulgarien stattfand, brachte mehr als 150 Filmemacher aus fünf Kontinenten zusammen. Filmemacher aus Nord- und Südamerika, Europa, Asien und Nordafrika präsentierten Ihre Arbeiten in vier Kategorien: Fiktion, Animation, Experimentalfilm und Dokumentarfilm. Die Filme […]

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Legalize

“Legalize” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‚Legalize‘ presents the hard-hitting facts of the costs to the U.S. of its current marijuana laws and the huge benefits that can be reaped by ending this era’s disastrous prohibition policy. It compares the current failed drug policies with the failed 1920’s-era alcohol prohibition, and weaves facts […]

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New Festival Partnership: CinemadaMare Film Festival

ÉCU is proud to announce our latest festival partner CinemadaMare, based out of Rome, Italy. Below are some facts and figures about the festival! The “CinemadaMare” film festival was started in 2003, but eight years of exciting work have earned it a number of distinctions. 1. “CinemadaMare” is the biggest gathering of young filmmakers coming […]

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Live at Cannes

Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring: Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips So stay tuned for more! _______________________________________________________________________ 21.05 Last day in Cannes. […]

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To Honor Asphodels

“To Honor Asphodels” is an official selection of ÉCU 2012, directed by Yana Alliata. Arnaud, the thief, wanders inadvertently onto an estate that curiously echoes the Greek underworld. Before he recognizes the precariousness of his circumstance, the gate closes behind him, imprisoning him with characters whose suffering will force him to unearth his forgotten humanity. […]

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The Living Theatre (Das Lebende Theater) – Eine Rezension

Von Jen Wallace und Marc Rickenbach Ein Tag im pariser Stadtleben Als Folgeartikel zu unserem Beitrag The Living Theatre press eventberichten wir euch nun von der Abschlussvorstellung, welche von einer bunten Zusammenstellung von Schauspielern nach der Teilnahme an dem zweitägigen “Bilingual Acting Workshop” (Zweisprachiger Schauspielworkshop) aufgeführt wurde. Der Workshop wurde von Judith Malina, der Gründerin […]

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ÉCU Film Festival Summer 2011 – Who Are We

Who are we here at ÉCU? Here’s the team for this summer 2011! Qui compose l’équipe d’ÉCU ? Voilà nos membres pour cet été 2011 !

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ÉCU Attends 9th Annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria

ÉCU recently attended the 9th annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival which ran from June 18 to June 25 and took place in Balchik, Bulgaria to network, meet new talent and enjoy the black sea! Winners of the event can be found at this link: http://www.inthepalace.com/en/2011/news ÉCU vient d’assister au 9è Film Festival “In The […]

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METACHAOS

“METACHAOS”, competing in the experimental film category, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When two dichotomous and diametrically opposed reality meet and mix, we enter into the Metachaos… “METACHAOS” en compétition dans la catégorie des films expérimentaux, est une sélection officielle d’ÉCU 2012. Lorsque deux mondes dichotomiques et diamétralement opposés se rencontrent et se […]

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New G-Tech Europe Facebook Page

Check out the new G-Technology by Hitachi Europe Facebook Page (click the screen shot below), and get the details on their 2011 Driven Creativity Competition ! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ it ! Jetez un œil à la nouvelle Page Facebook de G-Tech Europe (cliquez la capture d’écran au-dessous) et découvrez tout les détails à propos […]

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Donate and Support the Three Peaks Challenge

ÉCU would like to inform all our festival fans that starting today, June 23rd, a Hitachi team of eight will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain endurance test where participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. The team will attempt to summit all three mountains in less […]

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June Intern Buzz Video

Meet a few of our newest summer interns! Hear what they have to say about working at ÉCU, the experience they are getting, their favorite things about film, and even why YOU should consider working for ÉCU! Découvrez quelques-uns de nos nouveaux stagiares pour cet été ! Écoutez ce qu’ils ont à dire sur leur […]

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Produkten der Firma G-Technology in der Driven Creativity Competition 2011

Es ruft ein wunderbarer Preis über 5000,-€ und viele weitere Sachpreise in Form von Produkten der Firma G-Technology in der Driven Creativity Competition 2011! Man kann sich bis zum August online und kostenlos bewerben! Die Teilnehmer haben die Möglichkeit, für ihre Mühen, ihre harte Arbeit und für ihre kreativen Ambitionen belohnt und anerkannt zu werden. […]

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New And For Sale – „Candid“

Here is a short preview to New And For Sale’s music video „Candid“ by filmmaker Andreas Janzen is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. Deep down in his lonely mansion, Cody Runner feels haunted by the beast in himself. In a city, where planes fly deep and lightning strikes in dangerous heights, he seeks help in […]

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Terms of Employment

“Terms of Employment” by filmmaker Glynn Turner is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. A young woman gets stuck in an elevator with a man who’s lost his mind because of how his boss has mistreated him. The man has decided to go in and take care of his boss ‚his own way‘ today and then […]

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Juni Updates

Juni 2011 Newsletter Guten Morgen Fans, Mitglieder und all diejenigen die süchtig sind nach ÉCU! Keine Angst, der Juni Newsletter ist hier. Setzten Sie sich und geniessen Sie das monatliche Update. Wie Sie wissen, hat ÉCU eine spezielle Filmvorführung im Café Coutume in Paris organisiert und dies war ein grosser Erfolg. ÉCU zeigte zwei am […]

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