Here at ÉCU, we pride ourselves on being a truly unique film festival with over 70 partnerships with film-loving institutions and film festivals from all over the world.
From the UK to Hong Kong, from Indonesia to Australia, from United States to Brazil – we showcase ÉCU’s Official Selection as we believe it is important to make sure that filmmaking talents of today are seen by an audience that otherwise might be difficult to reach.
Thanks to the help of our partners – film commissions, film schools and partner festivals, last year ÉCU films were screened in over 10 countries around the world. We believe it can be a truly life changing experience for both, filmmakers and the audience – after all, a good film can really take you to new places.
WHERE ARE WE GOING:
Craft Film Nights (Barcelona, Spain)
July 27th, 2017
Our partner Craft Film Festival in Barcelona, will screen RAGE, the winner of ‘Best European Dramatic Feature Film’ at ÉCU 2017, during their second ‘Craft Film Nights’ event! You can find the event here and here. See you there!
Naperville Independent Film Festival (Naperville, IL, United States)
September 23rd – 30th, 2017
Naperville Independent Film Festival was founded in 2007 when just the right combination of people had a chance meeting that grew into a team united behind one goal: To help independent filmmakers hone their craft. More information about ÉCU films in Naperville here.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN:
Cabriolet Film Festival (Beirut, Lebanon)
June 9th -11th , 2017
Launched in 2009 by Laboratoire d’Art, Cabriolet Film Festival (CFF) is the first outdoor film festival of its kind in Lebanon. Since its inception, CFF has become an annual cultural event taking place over the course of three consecutive nights on Saint Nicolas Stairs – Gemmayze, in the heart of Beirut. This year’s theme is Traveler and ÉCU is proud to have a film Last Seen, which was a part of 2017’s Official Selection, screened at Cabriolet Film Festival. More information here.
ÉCU-in-Viseu (Viseu, Portugal)
7th-9th June, 2017
ÉCU never stops and we are always on road to promote our talented filmmakers around the world. ÉCU-in-Viseu will take place in June 7th to 9th 2017. Viseu, located in the Centro Region of Portugal, is considered to be the “center of art” in Portugal. This historical city is well known especially thanks to both its tasty culinary arts and the presence of a lot of famous monuments, museums and parks. It is also celebrated for the organization of many cultural events that let Viseu be one of the most visited cities in Portugal. More information can be found here.
ÉCU-in-Cannes (Cannes, France)
May 21st – 27th, 2017
ÉCU team went to Cannes for its 70th edition in May 2017. We spent a whole week talking to great people and spreading the indie word. Most importantly – ÉCU launched a call for submissions for its 13th edition, that will take place in 4th, 5th, 6th May 2018. Check out ÉCU’s Youtube channel to see what the team has been up to.
Also check out our travels in previous years here: