Special ÉCU Films Screening at Cafe Coutume

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival presents a Special Screening on the 30th of May 2012 at Cafe Coutume, Paris 20:00 – 22:00. https://www.facebook.com/Coutume ÉCU will showcase 4 films from its 2012 festival: A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BjrlmG82jw&feature=related House : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/house/29078 Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/zoltan-the-hungarian-gangster-of-love/29906 Berlinoises We look forward […]

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What will Nanni Moretti like?

  What will Nanni Moretti like? This is the question everybody is asking. It seems like everyone knows how grumpy and bad-tempered this great Italian movie-maker is, and we are sure that his last decision will be a surprise. Nanni Moretti, the president of the Jury at 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, always […]

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ÉCU’s partner: Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning

XI Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning Founded by St.Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union in 2001, Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning is held annually in autumn at the Cinema House, St.Petersburg, Russia.   Aims and Goals: To maintain international contacts, to broaden creative and professional contacts, to promote experience and ideas exchange among film schools To […]

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Daring to be Different: The Artist

by Allison Leu Film today reflects today’s world, one that is constantly looking forward, making improvements and advancements. The big blockbusters in Hollywood typically fall under the category of big budget action franchises that utilize all the latest technology. Just look at the 3D craze of recent years.  I won’t say I wasn’t sitting in […]

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Portrait of an independent filmmaker: Egil Pedersen

by Catherine Rierson   I met Egil Pedersen on the way to one of the festival’s after-parties. With his hands stuffed in his jacket’s pockets, the scarf tightly wound around his neck, and his overall quiet disposition, I was initially hesitant to approach the seemingly timid director. Nonetheless, in the bright, fluorescent light of the […]

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ÉCU’S Partner – On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest

Think Memphis and you think music: Graceland, Stax, Sun Studios. So its no surprise that On Location Memphis is one film festival where music and movies are the best of buddies, whether its special events like live flamenco at the Rhumba Room or the live blues and rock’n’ roll at the Saturday Night Bash. I […]

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ÉCU’S Partner: The Clare Valley Film Festival

The Clare Valley Film Festival, deep in Australia’s Mid-North Region, is saturated with the rich landscape and oral history of its region. This young festival is already “building a reputation as one of the top educationally focused film festivals in regional Australia” (Screenculture.net) and in that it stands as a landmark showcase for regional Australian […]

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Nightmare before the Festival

by Andrea Armellini Nobody told me that the night before the Festival I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep. I guess I will remember for a while those hours in the night while I was staring at the ceiling with my mind overwhelmed with a mix of concern and excitement. The months before the Festival […]

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“M Farm” Best European Independent Documentary at ÉCU 2012

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2012 hosted its 7th edition, March 30th through April 1st where “M Farm” won Best European Documentary. Rita Broka worked as a journalist for an evening news programme called “Panorama,” a 90’s patriotic talkshow in Latvia.  Now she feels she has fully become a “film person.” This was […]

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Vote for your favorite “Photo of the Festival”

Hey Shutterbugs! We know you were going picture crazy at last weekend’s 2012 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. And why not? There were some amazing moments to document. Well, we want to see your skills! Send us your best photo of the festival, whether it be a candid moment with a director or […]

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Ooanagh Kearney : Her Mother’s Daughters Interview

by Alexander Acosta Osorio ÉCU 2012 winner for Best Editing “Her Mother’s Daughters”, director Ooanagh Kearney dishes on her film as well as inspiration, challenges and what the future holds for her. This interview was written couple of weeks before ÉCU 2012 festival. “Her Mother’s Daughters”  tells the story of an older woman who stands […]

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ÉCU Film Festival 2012: Wrap Up

It is about six o clock on the morning after the last night of the ECU Film Festival and I am in bed, asleep, and dreaming. I am dreaming that I am still at a film festival. Approximately forty-three hours ago, writer-director, Alan Arrivée, an old friend of the festival, was leading a seminar in […]

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ÉCU 2012 Winner’s List!

Best European Independent Film 2012 – “Berlinoises”  by Rocco Labbé Best Short Script – “The Chicken” by Una Gunjak Best Feature Script – “Sole” by Allee Pitaccio The European Youth Excellence Award in Filmmaking – “Drawing a Smile” by ICFFCY Youth Team Best Independent Experimental Film – “Achantè” by Emily McMehen Best Student Film – […]

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Journal Entry Day Two: ÉCU Film Festival 2012

It’s about a quarter to one on the second day of the festival and Pablo Tourrenc has just revealed to a room full of school children that Kid Cudi is habitually four or five hours late to turn up on the set of his video shoots. This is a fact that they will keep with […]

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Journal Entry Day One: ÉCU 2012 Film Festival

It’s nearly half past six on the evening of the first day of the seventh European Independent Film Festival. Strains of smoky jazz, a snaking baritone sax line, filters through from the trio set up in the festival foyer, making its way to the little marquee where, even now,  film-makers are assembling for the welcome […]

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ÉCU Partner Festivals 2012, Taos Shortz and RIFF

Taos Shortz International Film Festival Saturday March 31st 19:40 – 20:40 If you’ve ever seen Rooster Cogburn and the Lady, John Wayne’s thrilling follow up to True Grit, you’re bound to remember the part of Wolf. Well Rick Romancito, the Taos and Zuni Pueblo actor who played that part can today be found on the board […]

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ÉCU 2012 European Premieres

ÉCU 2012 is hosting a huge number of films from all over the world and we are lucky enough to be the stage for several films making their European debut! So not only will cinemas full with ÉCU audience members be witnessing these talented works but it is just the beginning for these filmmakers and […]

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Antoine Vareille Workshop at ÉCU 2012

Antoine Vareille 7 Parnassiens Grand Salle April 1st 10:45 – 11:45 Are you interested in the general process of post production editing? Could you benefit from learning more about the work and skill required to make the most of this stage of filmmaking? Antoine Vareille is providing a workshop for exactly that! Using his vast […]

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