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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Un Occhio Non Dimentica (An Eye Doesn`t Forget), directed by Giuseppe Chiesa, is a recent submission to ECU 2010’s Experimental category! The eye records, but memories fade with time. In the realization of this short film I used old 8mm films and I treated them with acid. Check out this Teaser!!
Plus Loin Encore (Even further), directed by Derdérian Stéphane, is a recent submission to ÉCU 2010’s European Dramatic Short category! A dying gangster finds himself the possibility to change his destiny after a mysterious young girl healed his bloody wound. Check out this Teaser!!
Mama, L’Chaim! (Mama, To Life!), directed by Elkan Spiller, is a recent submission to ECU 2010’s European Documentary Short category! The Holocaust is still alive in the 21st Century in the children and grandchildren of concentration camp survivors. Mama, L’Chaim! (Mama, To Life!) The film takes a non-judgmental look at the way in which the […]
The ÉCU team is delighted to confirm that this year’s festival will now be held in two new venues right in the heart of Paris. In addition to our main venue Cinéma Le Grand Action, ÉCU 2010 will also be hosting events at the independent theatre Le Triomphe. Situated in the heart of the Latin […]
Hi everyone! Welcome to our last newsletter for 2009. It’s amazing to look back and see how quickly the year – in fact the last decade – has gone! The ÉCU 2010 team is moving at warp speed trying to keep up with the new submissions streaming in, getting them off to the submission judges, […]
The ÉCU Film Festival is proud to announce that Lomography is now at ÉCU 2010! «It was in the early 1990s when two students in Vienna, Austria, discovered a small enigmatic Russian camera, the Lomo Kompakt Automat.» They took distinctive pictures with no rules but one: enjoyment. Headed by Peter Boesch, Paris Lomography will be […]
International Film and Music Festival Küstendorf will take place from January 13-19, 2010 in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia. Festival is founded by the famous film director, Emir Kusturica, and is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. Like in previous two years, this third edition is dedicated to future […]
What’s there to do in Paris during the holidays? Check out ÉCU’s guide to holiday time in Paris. Click on the links for more information. By Sophie Nellis 1. Do some window shopping. Paris’ department stores – Galeries Lafayette, Au Printemps and BHV go all out during the festive season, with haute couture-meets-Christmas window displays and […]
By Sophie Nellis The best place to go if you’re looking for atmosphere… In addition to the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est, one of the key landmarks in the 10th arrondissement is the Canal St-Martin. Although the northern part of the canal has a slightly industrial feel to it, the southern part […]
Don’t miss Club Positif‘s monthly event this December at Le Grand Action! Tuesday, the 22nd of December at 8pm, Le Grand Action will be holding its monthly débat animé, this month lead by Pierre Eisenreich from Club Positif. Each month Club Positif shows a selected film and holds a discussion after the screening. The film […]
Director Joao Salaviza pictured center. Salaviza won the Palme d’Or Short Film award for his film “Arena” at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe) Porguese director, João Salaviza, awarded “Best Short Film” at Cannes 2009 for his film, “Arena” Born in Lisbon in 1984, Salaviza majored in cinema at the […]