AngloINFO – The Perfect Paris Guide

Don’t get lost in translation when getting ready for Paris.  AngloINFO (www.angloinfo.com) is one of the world’s top online media companies providing information and support for English-speakers living abroad – everything you need for life in another country. So whether you need tips for travelling on the metro and what passes to buy, the location […]

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Our Paris Series Part VII: Montmartre

In pursuit of pleasure… By Sophie Nellis As we zig zag across Paris, I think it’s time to take a stroll around my own neighbourhood, the 18th arrondissement. At the heart of this quartier is the Butte Montmartre, at the top of which is the brilliantly white, looks-like-a-wedding-cake, Sacré-Coeur. Whether they come to visit the […]

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Recto Recto Gancho

“Recto Recto Gancho”, directed by Santiago Maza, is a recent submission the European Independent Film Festival’s Student Film category. Check out this teaser!

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Get A Room with Roomorama!

The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 is delighted to confirm their partnership with  Roomorama (www.roomorama.com) to offer you short term rentals in Paris. Started by two New Yorkers wanting to make some quick cash to go on holiday, Roomorama.com is a website that connects you with hosts who provide short-term rentals.  Apartments range from professionally-managed suites […]

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Club Positif, Débat Animé

By Ben Margereson Tuesday, the 23rd of February at 8pm, Le Grand Action will be holding its monthly débat animé, this month lead by Franck Kausch from Club Positif. Each month Club Positif shows a selected film and holds a discussion after the screening. The film of choice for this month is The New World, […]

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Let’s Go Ride A Couch (moviemaker.com)

Rhett and Burke Lewis giving couch-rides at the Cinequest Festival. (Source:www.moviemaker.com) What an amazing article, this is a PERFECT guide on how to promote your film on the festival circuit! The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will be held from 12-14 March at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Theatre […]

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The Art of the Subtitle (directorsnotes.com)

At the European Independent Film Festival, we receive films from all over the world and in many different languages – French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Icelandic, English and even Aussie (*do* they qualify as speaking English in the land down under?). This ultimately raises the following question: how can filmmakers and subtitles work together to appeal to the international audience?

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Trolley Boy

Trolley Boy, directed by Teemu Auersalo, is competing in ECU 2010’s European Animated Film category! Check out this teaser!

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Das Paket (The Package)

Das Paket (The Package), directed by Marco Gadge, is competing in ÉCU 2010’s European Dramatic Short category. Check out the teaser!

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Committed

Committed, directed by Isold Uggadottir, is competing in ECU 2010’s Non European dramatic short category! Conquering insecurity is easier said than done. Icelanders Eva and Vidar find out the hard way as they take their relationship to the next level in a mid-nineties Reykjavik story. Check out this teaser!

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ÉCU Partners with G-Technology by Hitachi

ÉCU is delighted to announce a new partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi – premium external storage solutions that are trusted by creative professionals. G-Tech will be leveraging its platinum sponsorship of the Festival to celebrate and support the independent filmmaking community. This support builds upon G-Technology’s sponsorship of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival taking place […]

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Scott’s January Festival Update

Hi everybody! With less then two months to go, activities are reaching warp-speed here at The European Independent Film Festival! Screeners are being spirited off to our submission judges, poster designs OK’d and printed, venue floor and seating plans are being scribbled upon and tickets being sold… Whew, what excitement for The ÉCU 2010 team […]

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Don’t Think, Just Shoot!

As announced in our December newsletter, The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) is partnering up with Lomography for this year’s festival edition. Originating from the former USSR, Lomography is a special kind of camera  that defies all the rules of taking pictures. Keeping the tradition of film alive, Lomography allows photography lovers to experience the passion […]

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Now For A Short History…

For the first time the European Independent Film Festival will be held at the cinema Le Grand Action, in the heart of Paris’ intellectual hub, the Latin Quarter. The site is currently a honeypot for cinephiles, but through the centuries has housed a club during the Revolution, a ballroom and a theatre before starting life […]

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Our Paris Series Part VI: Chinatown

By Sophie Nellis Chinatown: A taste of modern Paris… High-rise buildings are so unusual in Paris that getting off the metro at Olympiades often feels like stepping into a different city. Welcome to the 13th arrondissement, where sixties architecture meets Paris’ main Chinatown. During the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, […]

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Milk Man

Milk Man, directed by James Rumsey, is competing in ECU 2010 European Dramatic Short category. A neurotic voyager’s late night quest for a carton of milk forces him to see what he is really capable of, what that means for his future and the girl next door. Check out this Teaser! Click HERE to meet […]

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L’Asilo di Brea

L’Asilo di Brea, directed by Dae-Hoon Kim, is a recent submission to ECU 2010’s Non-European Dramatic Short category! One night in Los Angeles, strangers make a twisted discovery after a casual night of intimacy. Check out this Teaser!!

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Tarantyno

Tarantyno, directed by Mircea Nestor, is competing in ECU 2010’s European Dramatic short category! In-between an irritating big brother and an attractive girl who fails to fall for his charm, Tarantyno decides to take what he wants. But that doesn’t go as planned. A brutally comic story about a “brutally” lacking young man. Check out […]

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