UNA GUNJAK – BONA FIDE STORYTELLER

Una Gunjak is a London-based film editor who was born in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1986.  She graduated with a BA in Film Studies at the Universita’ degli Studi di Torino in 2008 after which she earned an MA in Editing at the National Film and Television School in 2010.  Describing […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2016

The Independent European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award winners for 2016. After screening, 77 films from 31 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in […]

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SUNDAY AT PETITE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 12 Sunday, April 10th @ 11:40 AM                                                                                  BUY YOUR SESSION TWELVE TICKET HERE* INVENTING […]

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SUNDAY AT GRANDE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 8 Sunday, April 10th @ 11:00 AM BUY YOUR SESSION EIGHT TICKET HERE* TRANQUILITY OF BLOOD by Senad Sahmanovic (Serbia) Here’s the thing about revengeful people: they are angry, driven, and passionate as hell. Vindictive motives are propelled to motion despite the outrageous trajectory followed. And when this fire wears off into muddled submission, where […]

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SATURDAY AT PETITE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

 SESSION 5 Saturday, April 9th @ 11:40 AM                                                                              BUY YOUR SESSION FIVE TICKET HERE* PRESTIGE INGREDIENTS by Adrian Rubi […]

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SATURDAY AT GRANDE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 1 Saturday, April 9th @ 11:30 AM                                                                               BUY YOUR SESSION ONE TICKET HERE* RAINBOW PARTY by […]

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Rick Limentani – Engineer Turned Filmmaker

RICK LIMENTANI is a former Cambridge engineering student turned award-winning filmmaker turned playwright. His latest short film Put Down is screening at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2016. Brief intro!  I’m 37, I live in London, and I’m primarily a writer. I originally studied Engineering at Cambridge University, then went on to study film-making in […]

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Die österreichische Indie Filmszene

Vor einigen Wochen kam ich in den Genuss eines Gesprächs über das österreichische Kino mit meinem amerikanischen Sitznachbarn im Bus. Die erste und einzige Sache, die diesem dazu einfiel war der Film „The Sound of Music“, der ganz nebenbei noch nicht einmal eine österreichische Produktion ist. Einige Kritiker setzen Österreichs Filmszene herab und gehen sogar […]

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Was man im Oktober in Paris machen könnte

Was man im Oktober in Paris machen könnte Hach ja…die Blätter verändern sich, die Morgenluft ist frisch und die Sonne ist manchmal so hell, dass man Angst haben muss, zu erblinden! Ausserdem, wenn die Leichtigkeit des Sommers verschwindet, die Schulwochen beginnen und die Arbeitsroutine einkehrt, sucht doch jeder nach etwas Schönen, nicht?! Nun dann, hier […]

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ÉCU beim Toronto International Film Festival

Das Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) sind Nordamerikas meist geliebte 11 Tage für unabhängige Filme. In den letzten 36 Jahren hat TIFF eine Publikumnahe Umwelt gesichert, wo unabhängige Filmemacher ihre Arbeit zeigen können, und kanadische Filme haben die Chance auf internationalem Level präsentiert zu werden. Ich dachte an Filmfestivals und Kanada, während ich auf das […]

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LES POISONS – OFFICIAL TRAILER

„Les Poisons“, competing in student film category is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Story of Jules, a little boy, who discovers some aspect of the love, in this nature furrowed by ants.

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MARCEL CARNÉ

  This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and […]

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HAAL – Official Trailer

In 1977, the military staged a coup in Pakistan, replacing the populist socialist leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the Islamist General Zia-ul-Haq. What followed are now known as the black years of Pakistan’s history, with brutal enactments of barbaric laws to persecute minorities, suppress women and silence dissent. People were flogged in the streets for […]

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ÉCU’s Partners Four River Film Festival and Youth Film Festival – The Yellow carpet

From 12th to 15th September 2012, the 17th Youth Film Festival and the 5th Four River Festival will become the most important place for Croatian as well as international high school film. Thanks to the organization of the Croatian Film Association and the Cinema Club Karlovac, the city of Karlovac will again “become yellow” and […]

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What to do in Paris in September

Sigh…. It is the time of the la rentrée, or the return from vacation for most Parisians and we all know what that means… summer is almost finish. But that’s no reason to cry! With everyone back in town again, and the hustle and bustle about, there are plenty of  things to do and see! […]

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