Calendar- January

Have you got free time and you’re at a loss as to what to do? Are you wondering what’s going on in Paris this month? Is there a good exhibition? Do you want to go to the cinema but you don’t know which film to choose? Here is a selection of exhibitions and movies that […]

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Newsletter Janvier

Une nouvelle année, une nouvelle coordonnatrice du Festival… Alors que nous commençons cette nouvelle année, l’équipe d’ÉCU dit au revoir à Rhiannon Hobbins, qui a été le manager du festival au court de ces quatre dernières années. Maintenant que Rhiannon a quitté Paris pour de nouvelles aventures en Australie, nous souhaitons la bienvenue à la […]

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Sharing more creativity – an interview with the pro film winner of Driven Creativity Competition!

The professional film winner of last year’s Driven Creativity Competition was Adrian Westbrook with the fantastically engaging ‘Et Miaow Alors‘ – a coherent, out-of-genre ‘hybrid’ short about some of the basic difficulties inherent in independent filmmaking; created using a DSLR shooting still jpegs over 24 hours at 1 minute intervals. We recently chatted to Adrian […]

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Exclusive video content: choosing the right storage for your creative film content

If you didn’t get the chance to visit the MacVideo Expo – the UK’s leading shoot and edit event held in London last October – you will have missed our useful presentation about choosing the right external storage for your digital content creation. Thankfully, the presentation is now online so check it out and receive […]

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Wishes for 2011 from ÉCU’s new festival coordinator Teodora Berglund

As we begin this New Year, the ÉCU team says goodbye to Rhiannon Hobbins who has been a dedicated festival Manager over the last four years. As Rhiannon leaves Paris and heads for new adventures in Australia, we welcome ÉCU’s new festival coordinator, Teodora Berglund. Here, Teodora introduces herself and sets out her hopes for […]

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Je ne suis pas morte, Jean-Charles Fitoussi

by Marie-Charlotte Fossard Last Saturday, I went to an event called “Table Ronde: Dessiner le musée” at the Louvre. It hosted architects, set designers and designers who were generally gathered to discuss and debate the subject of Art. “Table Ronde” is an event belonging to a movement called “carte blanche”, which provides the opportunity for […]

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Non-Multiplex Cinema

by Stephanie Carrera By chance in August 2010, I went to a short-film festival and networking event called “Films in the City,” hosted by a London group called Non-Multiplex Cinema. It was at this fun, casual night that I got the chance to view two talented French filmmakers’ directorial debut, Red Balloon. Despite this being […]

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El Guincho

by Marc Rickenbach El Guincho “Bombay” Sure, I’m a little late in bringing up the new El Guincho video for “Bombay”. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really know what to say about it. Or because I’ve just been too busy watching it on repeat, searching out all the films it made me think of, then […]

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Newsletter de Décembre

Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins… Ce mois-ci nous disons  au revoir  à  Rhiannon  Hobbins, Festival  Manager  pendent les quatre dernières  années.  Rhiannon  est devenu resource  ultime  pour  tout ce qui  est  ECU.  Mais  cette année , elle  part pour  sa prochaine aventure  dans  son  pays  d’origine,  l’Australie .  Il n’existe aucun moyen d’exprimer  à quel point  […]

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Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins…

This month we say au revoir to Rhiannon Hobbins, ÉCU’s Festival Manager for the past four years. Rhiannon was the ultimate resource for all that is ÉCU but she is moving on to her next adventure back in her home country of Australia. It’s hard to express how much she will be missed but her […]

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Sharing creativity with G-Technology by Hitachi

Following last month’s exciting announcement of the overall winner of our Driven Creativity Competition, check out this exclusive video of the gallery exhibition of shortlisted work! The video was taken at the private launch night of the exhibition, held in London’s Brick Lane, and looks at what creativity means to the winning entrants. We also […]

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Le Marais

Le Marais, located in the heart of Paris, is known for its mixture of different cultures and personalities. Here you’ll find the Jewish Quarter, Gay nightlife, and great places to go vintage shopping! Katrina and Alice visited le Marais to show you all exactly what goes on, taking you from the delicious falafels to cool […]

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Cineplexx

photo © Roc Herms by Marc Rickenbach Argentinian artist Sebastián Litmanovich is the sort of guy that can’t seem to stay still…creatively speaking. At any given time he is involved in several projects, putting his many talents that span different mediums to good use. While performing or releasing his loveable Spanish-language indie pop, he goes […]

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Parisian Landscapes: Cléo de 5 à 7 in the 14th Arrondissement

Bringing a feminine approach to the largely-masculine dominated cinematic era of the Nouvelle Vague, Agnes Varda has been a pioneer of French feminist cinema for over 40 years. Cléo de 5 à 7 traces 2 hours in a woman’s life as she travels around Paris anxiously awaiting medical test results. One of the key scenes […]

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Azhar Mahmood Interview

Azhar Mahmoud is a Pakistani filmmaker who won the prize for “Best Non-European Documentary” on ÉCU’s 2010 edition with his film “Dhobi Ghaat”. On this interview, he tells us a little bit about his discovering of an innate talent for filmmaking, and more. Where are you from? I am from Lahore, Pakistan. FYI, Lahore is […]

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Destination Christmas, Next Stop: Uncanny Valley

by Lindsay Macdonald The weather’s biting, the lights are up, and the tourists are out for that time of year again under the Paris Ferris wheel, beckoning men, women, girls, boys, Santas and his not-so-magical capitalist helpers to the full kitsch glory of a readymade Winter Wonderland. We welcome now a time of sharing and […]

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The Alphabet of our Paris week

Hey, we’re Elly and Katia, we’re two sixteen year old students from The Latymer School, London, doing work experience at ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival in Paris. We’re currently both (coincidentally) studying French, Philosophy and Ethics, English Literature and History, and have one year left of Sixth Form. As we both write the film […]

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Cinéma la Clef

by Métissa Andre Fans of the dear departed “Cinéma Images d’Ailleurs” brace yourselves, the movie theatre on rue Daubenton has recently reopened! On September 29th it was reborn as the Cinema la Clef thanks to the investment of three enthusiasts. A press officer, a director/producer and a projectionist breathed new life into the old centre […]

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