ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival proudly announces its Official Selection.

I would like to congratulate the 100 filmmakers who have been chosen to be part of ÉCU 2012’s “Official Selection”. Our office was inundated with tons and tons of amazing films. As you can imagine it was extremely difficult to process more then 700 films submitted but in the end we have selected 100 films from 33 countries, who will compete in 14 categories for 24 awards.

For those of you who were not selected, please, please, please continue to create and tell your stories. The world is always in need of a good story.

A giant thank you is needed for our selection judges who are, as usual, scattered across the globe. From Serbia to Spain, Romania to Greece, from Germany to Portugal and of course, France. We sent you loads of films to score and I know that we’ve left your heads dizzy, but your time is greatly appreciated. Our “Official Selection” is outstanding and it wouldn’t have been possible without your help.

Now to the important stuff, the festival itself!

With much anticipation, bated breath and much frantic activity already happening, ÉCU is just around the corner. We are excited to be screening in the same locations as last year. The principal cinema, Les 7 Parnassiens, is renowned for its projection of independent films and this makes it ideal for us. We will also be holding screenings and workshops at Cinéma Action Christine which is located on a cobble-stoned street in the Latin Quarter. The indie vibe is sure to be felt and will surely impact those filmmakers in attendance.

It’s going to be a JAM PACKED weekend everyone, so I strongly suggest getting as much shut eye as possible beforehand!

My fantastically talented and creative staff will be announcing a bunch of practical info and latest news in the next couple of weeks, so keep yourself updated through our website.

Again congratulations to the filmmakers who will be competing at ÉCU 2012 and I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible – Paris in the Spring is wonderful

Don’t forget to head to www.ecufilmfestival.com to watch trailers from our “Official Selection” and for those of you who are anxiously wanting to attend ÉCU 2012, tickets will be going on sale very soon!


Scott Hillier

President of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival

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