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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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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