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After announcing the 2017 Official Selection last month, here at ÉCU March has flown by at light speed as we have been caught in an exhilarating whirlwind of arrangements for this year’s edition of the festival, less than a month away! As ever, we are cheerily eager to share this month’s developments with you all!

Firstly, we had a roaring time hosting the ÉCU 2017 Official Launch Party at the 6th arrondisement’s trendy and lively club, Rive Gauche, making for an enjoyable and entertaining kick off to this year’s festival merriments. The jam-packed night saw the ÉCU team, official selection directors and writers, industry professionals, as well as fellow film lovers mingle with one another in a mid-week get-together filled with dancing and mingling – a wonderful evening celebrating the best of independent cinema and all those who help to make the creation and showcasing of indie films possible!

If you are not already familiar with our impressive ÉCU 2017 Official Selection, you can find out about the excellent line-up for this year’s festival by clicking here!

We are also delighted to announce our new award partner for ÉCU 2017, Cheli, a Florence-based luxury, hand-made jeweler that create strikingly unique designs by ingeniously playing with light and shadow dynamics. Thrillingly, the winner of this year’s Best Actress award at ÉCU 2017 will be personally presented with a bespoke Cheli jewel, designed by Daniela Cheli herself! To take a look at some of their beautiful creations, click here!

This month, we are excited to announce the finalists of the 12th edition of our Much More Than A Script Competition, for which we are overjoyed to have received a flurry of superb entries over recent months. The mélange of innovation and creativity imbued in not only the scripts that made our final selection but also in the submission we have received at large is as strong as ever. We are continually committed to shedding light on film talent and our competition exists as an exciting opportunity for both new and seasoned writers to gain recognition for their innovative stories – click here to discover the ÉCU 2017 finalists!

At ÉCU, we are buzzing in anticipation for this year’s edition of the festival which takes place later this month, 21-23 April at cinema Les 7 Parnassiens. To find out about the upcoming festivities and learn how to get involved yourself, you can read all about ÉCU 2017 here!

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