Tips of the trade

Check out this new video interview of Director of Photography & cameraman, Carl Burke, revealing how he manages his digital workflow, which includes innovative RED cameras and G-Technology drives. Carl’s work spans documentaries, corporate films, commercials, music videos, virals and features. His clients have included MTV, Sky Sports, CNN and Universal Music. Read more about […]

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What Does Independent Film Mean To You?

What Does Independent Film Mean To You? from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. ÉCU asks festival goers “What does Independent film mean to you?” See the answers that we got!

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Scott’s April Update

Hi everyone! After a series of fits and starts it seems that Spring has finally sprung here in France. With the emergence of warm, blue-skied days and the sight of full-budded blossoms hanging low overhead one can’t help but feel slightly drunk with the desire to create and put into action all of the crazy […]

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Publicity & Indie Films

There has been a very interesting debate going on at greencine.com.  We encourage you to have a look at the greencine blog article and if you have any ideas about how to establish the right balance between time spent on ‘social media-ering’, and it’s yet-to-be –defined overall efficacy, versus actually time spent making your films, […]

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Faster, affordable content creation with the new G-SPEED Q

G-Technology has unveiled an affordable addition to its G-SPEED family that allows filmmakers to elevate the speed, quality and safety of their post-production workflow. Launched in Las Vegas at the NAB show in April 2010, the new four-bay G-SPEED Q delivers high-performance RAID storage for Mac users and other creative professionals. The compact and ultra-quiet […]

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Interview with Sharron Ward

We talk to Sharron Ward, producer of the Best European Documentary Feature  “Addicted in Afghanistan.” Q : Describe your festival experience. An amazing experience to not only present the film to a thoroughly attentive audience, but also to sit and watch a dazzling array of fiction and non-fiction films.  A veritable visual feast!  I particularly […]

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Win 5,000 Euros or a G-Tech hard drive

Win 5,000 Euros or a G-Tech hard drive to help fund your next creative project G-Technology also officially announced its exciting Driven Creativity Bursary Competition at the ÉCU. The competition celebrates the hard work and dedication that creative professionals put into their work on a daily basis – the late nights, harsh environments and obstacles […]

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Scott’s Festival Update

With just a small window of time left before preparations for ÉCU 2011 begin, there is a chance to reflect upon on what I believe was a successful ÉCU 2010. First of all I’d like to offer my thanks to the filmmakers who competed in ÉCU 2010’s ‘Official Selection’ and whose films gave our audiences […]

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Our Man Moze’s Post Humour Festival – Part 1

Film festivals have a reputation as glamorous events during which one may overhear egregious name-dropping, brazen attempts at social climbing, and the loathsome clacking of that actress whose heels and career are just a bit higher than yours– how does she do it?  Festivals like Cannes are reputed for the releasing of decent films with […]

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Interview with Jessica Morris

  Reaching Rosie   British director Jessica Morris won the European Documentary Short Category with her poignant and inspiring film Reaching Rosie, charting her young niece’s journey with autism.   To hear more about Reaching Rosie check out this interview with Jessica from the festival!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTD3RhnBp-s, 1.) Describe your festival experience?   I had […]

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Interview with Aliocha Allard and Alessio Rigo de Righi

  ECU prides itself on being a discover point for some of Europe’s most talented independent filmmakers. This year was no exception and saw the premiere of Aliocha Allard and Alessio Rigo de Righi’s short film Catedral, a remarkable documentary charting the daily life of a Catholic monk who has been single-handedly building a cathedral […]

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Interview with Klaus Pas

We interview some of the festival winners about their experience at ECU 2010. Klaus Pas was one of three winners of the audience award for his film Last Supper for Malthus, a documentary tackling the issue of food security throughout the world. Q : Describe your festival experience. My second time at the European Independent […]

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ECU 2010 Festival Winners

Film of the Festival: Das Kind directed by Yonathan Levy Best Director: Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun for Lost Paradise Best Actor: Bogdan Cotlet for Tarantyno Best Actress: Tuvalisa Rangström for Konvex T Best European Dramatic Feature: Las 2 Vidas de Andrés Rabadán directed by Ventura Durall Best European Dramatic short: Das Paket directed by […]

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ECU 2010 Survey

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March Festival Update

Hi and welcome to our last newsletter before the Festival. With only four days to go we’ve been struck by unseasonably cold weather here in Paris – but since we’re spending nearly as many hours as there are in the day working on the million-and-a-half last minute pre-festival details, we are luckily well protected from […]

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Beta Test

“Beta Test”, directed by George Drivas, is a recent submission to ECU 2010′s European Experimental Film category. Check out this teaser!

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The last Confession of Alexander Pearce

“The last Confession of Alexander Pearce” directed by Michael James Rowland, is competing in the European Independent Film festival 2010 (ECU Film Festival) in the Non-European Dramatic Feature Category. check out the official trailer !

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The Happy Life

“The happy Life” Directed by Minos Nikolakakis, is competing in the European Independent Film Festival 2010 (ECU Film festival) european dramatic short film category. Check out this Teaser

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