This January ÉCU-on-the-Road tour stopped in São Paulo, Brazil, to screen a selection of the best independent films from the previous editions of ÉCU. From January 14th to February 4th, screenings and workshops were held at Caixa Belas Artes.

We were very happy to screen these films in São Paulo, such a cultural and vibrant city. It is considered home to many important monuments, parks and museums but also it is known for the great music and the crazy nightlife.

For the first time, Caixa Cultural São Paulo has brought 25 films selected among the winners of the last eight years of the festival. As well as the film screenings, festival attendees had the possibility to participate in a wide variety of activities such as the workshop with Eduardo Raccah and our own Festival President Scott Hillier.

The Festival was held at the Caixa Belas Artes, which is one of the main supporters of culture with an emphasis on visual arts exhibitions, film screenings, performance theatre, dance, music, theatre and dance festivals throughout Brazil.

Take a look at the catalogue and full program of the event here:

ECU SP catalogue

Films screened:

82 by Calum Macdiarmid (UK)
ACHANTE by Emily McMehen (Canada/ United Kingdom)
APOCHRYPHAL by Ernesto Fundora (Mexico)
APRIL CHILL by Tornike Bziava (Georgia)
BERLINOISES by Rocco Labbé (France)
BROKEN CLOUDS by Yuri Alves (USA)
BUZKASHI BOYS by Sam French (Afghanistan / USA)
CAVEDIGGER by Jeffrey Karoff (USA)
CHARLIE CASANOVA by Terry McMahon (Ireland)
FOUR ROSES by Kris De Meester (Belgium)
GOOD NIGHT by Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK)
I’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN by Elias Koskimies (Finland)
MARIA by Elmar Freels (Germany)
OTHELLO by Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font (Spain)
PATHS OF HATE by Damian Nenow (Poland)
POINT ZERO by Andreas Schaap (Germany)
PROTOPARTICULAS by Chema García (Spain)
STILL LIFE by Mark Maxwell (Spain)
THE FOREST IS RED by David Jakubovic (USA)
THE GAME by Marcin Janiec (Poland)
THE MECHANISM OF LOVE by Liran Hutmacher (France)
THE POET by Mauro John Capece (Italy)
TRIKALA PHOTOGRAPHER by Vasilis Kosmopoulos (Greece)
WITHERING LOVE by Samanou A. Sahlstrøm (Denmark)
YOU CANNOT WRITE A LETTER by Guillaume Levil (France)

The art, the music and the nightlife are only a few elements that make São Paulo a desirable destination and it was a pleasure being there.

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