flytrap 2DRAMATIC FEATURE : Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all non-European feature films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities.

I love this festival. My first feature HEADS N TAILZ played ÉCU in 2009. I had a great time. Scott Hillier and his team really know how to make a filmmaker feel welcome.”- Stephen David Brooks, Director of ‘Flytrap’, winner of Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2015.

Submit your Non-European Feature Film here! 

Catching Fireflies 5DRAMATIC SHORT: Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all non-European short films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities. Running time cannot exceed 30 minutes.

It’s such an honour to be selected to join all of the extremely talented artists within the ÉCU festival program. There’s such a vast amount of creativity in the world today and ÉCU is a great platform for global artists to really express themselves fully.” – Lee Whittaker, director of ‘Catching Fireflies’, winner of Best Non-European Dramatic Short at ÉCU 2015.

Submit your Non-European Short Film here! 

not_anymoreDOCUMENTARY: Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all non-European documentaries made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities.

ÉCU was the first to see the film’s merits, the first to grant it an award. What a special time that was in Paris!” – Jeffrey Karoff, ‘Cavedigger’, winner of ÉCU 2013; one of eight documentary short films that competed for the 86th Academy Awards.

Submit your Non-European Documentary Film here!  

IMPORTANT: If your film is chosen to be screened at ÉCU we will need the following in order to compile the festival‘s catalogue:

ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST: Before sending your film make sure you have.

1. DVD clearly labelled with: Name of film/Director /Run Time/Aspect ratio
2. Non English films need to be subtitled in English
3. Two digital screen shots of film (high resolution)
4. One digital photo of director
5. Synopsis in English and in French of no more than 180 characters each
6. Official trailer

The 2016 Official Selection will be announced on February 17th 2016 and will offer ÉCU festival attendees of all ages and tastes a chance to experience the unique offerings that can only be found at an indie film fest.

 

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