April is almost done, this month was, as you can imagine, the most exciting and important of all. The 10th edition of ÉCU took place on April 10th-12th and was a great success.
On our website you can still have a taste of how we lived during those crazy three days: the team wrote few moment that they had during the weekend, so you can get a sense of how it was to be behind-the-scenes of the realization of the festival. Also, you can watch videos from our live streaming to see what happened during our workshops, Q&As and Ceremonies.
Our Official Selection presented the best indie films from all around the world. Moreover, we hosted SEVEN World Premieres – exciting event for the audience, but mainly an intense and emotional experience for the filmmaker. Check all the world premieres of the 10th edition of the festival here !
After screening of 84 films from 32 countries, it all came down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. The jury had a lot of hard work to do to pick a winner for each category but at the end they all agreed and we were glad to announce that the Best European Independent Film 2015 award went to HERE LIES byDuncan Ward. Check out all the winners of ÉCU 2015 here.
Because we are so proud of all the films in our Official Selection, and desire to help further the careers of these passionately driven artists – who created incredible movies without the benefits of large production budgets – we are taking them with us to ÉCU-on-the-Road tour.
We are happy to share with you that ÉCU Team is going to Cannes Film Festival where we will be launching our call for submission for ÉCU 2016! HOW EXCITING! If you can’t come to Cannes, we’ll take you with us. You just have to follow us on our social media platforms. Cannes Film Festival will be the first stop for our Team, check out the ÉCU-on-the-Road to find out more!
The European Independent Film Channel (euroifc.com) is growing fast thanks to new films that filmmakers have sent us. We are uploading new films from our 2015 festival as well as you can see many of older films that have competed in our festival in previous years… so you now have a huge range of choices to watch great indie films for free!
Also check out our Spotlight section of the newsletter – there are some great filmmakers we wanted to highlight this month.