The ÉCU Much More Than A Script Competition Selection!

With only 4 days to go until the Festival kick-off, The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 is proud to announce the finalists of our Much More Than A Script Writing Competition! We received many great entries, and would like to thank everyone for taking part. However, we have managed to choose the final six […]

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 Survival Guide!

The wonderful thing about Paris is that, despite being a relatively small city , there is so much to do. Though a map may seem daunting, it is surprising how far you can get on foot. A lot can be seen in one short weekend! The European Independent Film Festival 2010 (ÉCU) is taking place […]

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Workshops: Drive your creativity with an enhanced film production workflow

G-Technology will hold two workshops at ÉCU that will challenge the way filmmakers think about their entire workflow process. The workshops will demonstrate how G-Technology is working, in partnership with other world-leading capture and post-production brands, to help elevate the quality of film production by reducing costs, speeding up production and giving filmmakers more time […]

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The ÉCU team’s guide to bars, cafés and restaurants in the 5th and 6th arrondissements:

Amber says: “I love Fish LA BOISSONNERIE (69, Rue de Seine).Run by anglophones, there’s a great atmosphere and the food is delicious. A mixed crowd of French, expats, tourists, locals. The name is a play on words on the French poissonnerie, meaning “fishmonger”, and boisson meaning “drink”. Drink like a fish!” Amber also likes the […]

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Top tips for your next film production

As the late American Film Director, Robert Altman, once said: “You can’t know it all. You don’t have the time”. There’s no faster way of learning quickly than seeking the advice of others who have been in the same profession for a while – learning from their successes and failures. Click here to see exclusive […]

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Our Paris Series Part VII: Return to the Latin Quarter

    By Sophie Nellis         Is it a yo yo? Is it a thermometer? No, it’s the…Pantheon If you visit the Pantheon, you will undoubtedly marvel at its enormity but you may also ask yourself, “What is it?” This is a good question, and one that has long puzzled both tourists and […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About European Directors

By Greta Lorez Did you know… … Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple. Born in Paris, he spent his childhood in Switzerland and at the age of 18, moved back to Paris where he studied Ethnology at the Sorbonne. Godard, however, never severed […]

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New partnership with 6nema!

We are happy to announce a new partnership with 6nema.com! A place for short films on the Internet. Shorts can be seen in high quality streaming, it’s free and we share our ad and sponsoring revenue with the films according to the views!

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G-Tech Unveils Portable ‘Production Assistant’

G-Technology have created the perfect assistant to your next film production – the G-DRIVE mobile USB andG-DRIVE mobile – perfect for storing all your stills, music, documents and graphic files in a Mac-styled, pocket-sized design. Launched in Europe at this week’s Broadcast Video Expo and Production show 2010 in London, they are available initially as […]

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Scott’s February Festival Update

Hi! Due to the enormous work done by our far-flung selection committee of 40 judges, and my amazing staff, the ÉCU2010 ‘Official Selection’ is done, whew.. Thank you everybody for your professionalism and commitment I congratulate those filmmakers selected to compete at ÉCU2010. We have an amazing slate of films that stick to the festival’s […]

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ÉCU 2010 Official Selection on Screen Daily!

The Official Selection has been announced! Check out Screen Daily (www.screendaily.com) who have written about The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 Selection here. Only three weeks to go until showtime!

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Independent Film Television

With our minds on keeping all our supporters entertained in the final lead up to ÉCU 2010, we invite you to check out the pandora’s box of independent film that is Independent Film Television (IFT). ÉCU is delighted to have entered into a new partnership with IFT, the French freebox channel dedicated exclusively to the […]

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Contemplations of a Culture-Shocked Movie Goer

By Moze Halperin   Those of you who live in Paris have likely noticed the frightening abundance of misery-stricken, wet, baffled, crushed, torn, tempest-tossed Korean widows plastering the Paris metro stations.  Lurking behind every endearingly Parisian puff of urine with that worn mien, waiting to shatter commuters’ iPoded complacency, silently bemoaning the woes, the burdens, […]

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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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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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