Spotlight – Jessica Lange

The latest talk of the indie film scene is the release of ‘In Secret.’ Set in nineteenth century Paris, France ‘In Secret’ tells the story of a young girl who is forced by her domineering aunt to marry her sickly cousin whom she does not love. None other than the legendary actress Jessica Lange plays […]

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Submission – „Are We Apart“

The European Music Video follows Kid Exodus as he descends from the underground of his native city Tromso. „Are We Apart“ by Viktor Enoksen is a submission to ÉCU 2014 and part of the Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Chains of Love – Submission

Hannah who wants to surprise the love of her life.. But instead it is her the one to be surprised. “Chains of Love” is a Student Film by Martina Plura and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Submission – 7 Hours

This is the story of a long distance relationship and about how 7 hours can change everything. „7 Hours“ is directed by the Kuwaiti filmmaker Farah Alhashim and it is a film in ÉCU2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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New submission – „Desolate Road“

A couple on their way to start a new life runs into car trouble on a desolate road in Texas. „Desolate Road“ is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Marwan Abderrazzaq and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Interview – „Blanche Nuit“

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of „Blanche Nuit“, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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„What Have We Done With Us“ – New submission

A boy and a girl are trying to sort out their feelings for each other, sitting on fallen leaves in the park. The European Music Video “What Have We Done With Us” by Roman Olkhovka is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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November Update

November rhymes with Barcelona ! Oh it doesn’t ? At least it does at the ÉCU office where all and everyone has had their hands on the preparations for the 3 days screening. The event will start Thursday the 14th and runs until Saturday 16th. We will showcase 24 films from 12 different countries – all from […]

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Interview mit Matthias Rosenberger

Das ÉCU-Filmfestival hatte das Vergnügen ein Interview mit Matthias Rosenberger, dem Regisseur des für den besten europäischen Kurzfilm  nominierten „Spaghetti für Zwei“ zu führen. „Spaghetti für Zwei“ ist ein beeindruckender Kurzfilm, der in 18 charmanten Minuten das Schicksal eine Lanze für die Humanität brechen lässt. Adaptiert nach Federica de Cescas gleichnamiger Kurzgeschichte, führt Matthias Rosenberger […]

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Exklusives Interview mit Abu Bakr Shawky, dem Regisseur von `Things I Heard On Wednesdays`

Das ÉCU-Filmfestival stellt in diesem Jahr sechs arabische Filmmacher ins Scheinwerferlicht, die um den Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking konkurrieren. “Things I heard on Wednesdays von Abu Bakr Shawky war bereits in der offiziellen Auswahl des New York Film Festival und ist einer der sechs Filme, die für die Arabic Section berücksichtigt […]

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ecu spotlight – Helen Hunt

Um auf dem neuesten Stand der indie Filmwelt zu sein, präsentiert ÉCU diese Woche Helen Hunt und ihre letzte Rolle in The Sessions (2012). Der inspirierende Film hat den Sundance Audience Award 2012 gewonnen (und reglich verdient) und wird nächste Woche in den Kinos erscheinen. Dieser unabhängige Film erforscht und meidet die konventionellen Konzepte der […]

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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 Guide to Italian Gestures

ÉCU OFFICE EPISODES Episode 6 – The Italians Over the years ÉCU has had interns from all over the World. We’ve had Poles, Danes, Brazilians and Roastbeefs; We’ve shared our laughs, wine, beers and tears with Aussies, Hungarians, Chinese and even the Irish. But for some reason for the last two years we have had […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Lena Dunham

This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed […]

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Ludwig-265

Ludwig-265, directed by Oxana Vertinskaya, is competing in ECU 2010’s European Student Film category! Check out this teaser!

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