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Avanca Filmfestival 2011

AVANCA Filmfestival 2011 Seit seinem Beginn im Jahr 1997, wuchs das “International Meetings in Cinema, Television, Vídeo and Multimédia – AVANCA ’11″ Festival beständig bezüglich seiner Publikumszahl und der Filmeinreichungen an. Avanca wurde während der letzten 15 Jahre ebenfalls erfolgreich als einer der größten audiovisuellen Workshops Europas bekannt. Jedes Jahr kommen Kinofans und Professionelle von […]

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Orchids – My Intersex Adventure

„Orchids – My Intersex Adventure“ directed by Phoebe Hart is competing in the non-European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart, comes clean on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition. Despite her mother’s outright refusal to be in the […]

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ÉCU offers some tips to celebrate La Fête de la Bastille – July 14, 2011

In France, July 14th, also know as ‘Bastille Day’ is celebrated to commemorate the start of the 1789 French revolution and the country’s long road to becoming a republic thereafter. Much in the same way American Independence Day or Canada Day are celebrated, La Fête de la Bastille offers one the chance to attend a […]

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Don Justino Neve

“Don Justino Neve” directed by Daisy Jacobs is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. One man, his dog and a trail of broken women. He’s filthy and gorgeous, cruel and mean, and irresistible to women with low self-esteem. A satirical and comic portrait of Don Justino, a beautiful, stylish and truly nasty […]

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Mossadegh

“Mossadegh” is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. Set in Iran in 1959, the film follows ex-Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh living under house arrest and suffering from a life-threatening condition. Mossadegh must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American physician that is sent to treat him. “Mossadegh” est en compétition […]

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Long Time Coming

Drowned in sorrow after the death of his wife, Morris (52) drifts back into his father’s old barbershop one night, to reminisce. But his past comes charging back at him, and maybe this has all been a long time coming. Noyé dans la tristesse après la mort de sa femme, Morris (52) rentre de nouveau […]

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Eldorado

“Eldorado” directed by Henning Fromme is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the European Experimental Film category. “Eldorado” is an ÉCU 2012 European Experimental Film submission . ‘Being Rich, or How You Can Take It With You‘ – a short film directed by Henning Fromme, written and played by Geoffrey Steinherz in the style […]

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Melt

“Melt” directed by Noemie Lafrance is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the Non-European Dramatic short category. Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that melt away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light. “Melt” realisé par Noemie […]

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Gael Garcia Bernal season at the MK2 Bibliothèque

Aye aye aye, swoon! Ladies (and gents), grab your smelling salts and prepare to be won over by ‘Gael Garcia Bernal’ season at the MK2 Bibliothèque, running from now until July 12th, 2011. Mexican’s finest (and let’s face it, most caliente) actor is presiding over a retrospective of Mexican cinema at the MK2 Bibliothèque, which […]

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Sabeel

“Sabeel” directed by Khalid Al-Mahmood is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the Non-European Dramatic short category. A story of two young boys who are taking care of their sick grandmother. They spend their days growing and selling vegetables in order to buy medicine for their grandmother. Having the road as the main source […]

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Lavan Director Interview

Check out a recent interview with Guilhad Emilio Schenker, director of ÉCU 2011 winner of Best Cinematography film “Lavan” at the IN THE PALACE film festival located in Balchik, Bulgaria that took place June 18-25, 2011. Découvrez cet interview récent avec Guilhad Emilio Schenker, réalisateur du film gagnant du prix “Meilleure Cinématographie” ÉCU 2011 au […]

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Neue Kategorie – europäische Filme von Jugendlichen

ÉCU- Das europäische Festival für unabhängige Filme lanciert eine neue Kategorie für die 2012 Ausgabe des Filmfestivals und zwar „europäische Filme von Jugendlichen“. ÉCU gibt europäischen Jugendlichen die Chance ihre Arbeiten einer unterstützenden und engagierten internationalen Gemeinschaft zu präsentieren und  ermöglicht ihnen so fachgerechte und hilfreiche Kritik für ihre Filme zu erhalten. Daneben bietet ihnen […]

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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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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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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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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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