Nikola Chapelle Workshop at ÉCU 2012

Nikola Chapelle: The role of sound, from pre-production to post-production, is a vital aspect of filmmaking and Nikola Chapelle is here to help in a specifically designed workshop! It will focus on good quality sound mixing to boost the overall impression of a film and provide useful tips and suggestions. So do you dream of […]

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Charles Weinstein Workshop at ÉCU 2012

Charles Weinstein: Are you an actor in search of improving your craft? Or interested in entering the film industry and eager to get a head start in the industry? Charles Weinstein is providing a workshop for YOU! A film director from New York City and having worked with big names such as Laura Linney, Calista […]

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ÉCU 2012 World Premieres

ÉCU 2012 is going to be showcasing 101 films from 33 countries all over the world and for NINE of the films this is going to be their WORLD premiere. It is a privilege for us to be able to showcase their films for the first time and see them vie for over twenty awards, […]

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Memories of Old Awake TRAILER

“Memories of Old Awake” is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. Dr Emily Lethbridge is exploring the centuries-old Sagas of Icelanders during a unique year-long research trip. This film shows how one saga has a continuing hold on local people’s imaginations, with Icelanders describing the characters as friends and talking […]

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Alan Arrivée Workshop at ÉCU 2012

Alan Arrivée Have you ever had an incredible dream that’s so vivid its practically begging to be turned into a film? Well, Alan Arrivée, a filmmaker and writer is here to help! Best known for the film “Silent Radio” in which he wrote, directed and produced, Arrivée will discuss why we actually believe in our […]

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March Newsletter Update

With the festival literally just around the corner the frenetic pace in the ÉCU office feels like surfing on a 30 metre, fast-breaking wave. Exhilarating, invigorating, and yep, a little bit scary :) For the last seven years, ÉCU has been screening the very best independent films from not only Europe, but around the world. […]

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Action Christine Cinema

by Catherine Rierson The Action Christine façade — its original name, Studios Christine, in gold-trimmed, capital letters and mounted on worn stone — is like a declaration of honor, a silent demand of respect for this strangely quiet place in the pulsing center of Paris. The theater lies within the narrow, turning and twisting labyrinth […]

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The Power of YouTube

Today, virtually everybody has the privilege to watch musical superstars such as Madonna, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones and David Guetta all perform from the comfort of their own living rooms. One key invention has revolutionized the way music is accessed, shared and discovered forever. It has led to an eruption in music video production, prompting […]

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ÉCU On the Road: Cape Winelands Film Festival

Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa, 14th – 24th March Do you like your film festivals to come accompanied by a wine tasting, a cooking demonstration, and some live entertainment? Perhaps catch a glimpse of the odd celebrity mingling amongst the festival goers? Then the Cape Winelands Festival in Stellenbosch, Western Cape of South Africa, […]

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ÉCU On the Road: Screentest Student Film Festival

Screentest Student Film Festival, UK, 23rd – 25th March Chloe’s Dollhouse, a dark and disturbing short about a heavily medicated girl whose family start mysteriously disappearing by Korean-American first-time director Boyoung Kim, is just one of the films ÉCU will be sending to the Screentest Student Film Festival at the Southbank, London, this March. Providing […]

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Live Music at the ÉCU 2012 Launch

Scott Hillier, the president of the ÉCU film festival, has left the stage. In his speech he promised a cinema experience like you’ve never seen before, unlike anything you might find at your local picture house. A sizzle reel has flashed past, offering glimpses of Hillier’s promise: grand sweeping horizons and the minutiae of the […]

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Interview with ÉCU 2011 winners, Fabien and Gabriella from 27m2

As we count down to ÉCU 2012, we decided to sit down with the directors of last year’s Film of the Festival, 27m2, Gabriella Cserhati and Fabien Lartigue and discuss their experience with ÉCU, then and now, and their thoughts on independent filmmaking. What was it like participating in ÉCU 2011? Fabien: It was very […]

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ÉCU 2012 Launch Party!

ÉCU’s 2012 Launch Party at Le Scop Club was such a success we can’t help but share the fun of the night! Here are a selection of photos that give a little insight into the party. And yes, it was just as fun as it looks! // La soirée de lancement ÉCU 2012 à Le […]

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Labirent TRAILER

“Labirent” is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. A massive explosion rips though a busy street in Istanbul, Turkey. 95 people are dead; 30 Americans and 5 British. The massacre sends shock waves from Turkey to London and Washington, DC. A new terrorist organization is behind the attack. The explosion […]

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ÉCU’s Media Partner: The New Current

ÉCU’s media partner, The New Current is a website that offers a fresh stream of student media and is currently running a series of interviews with the student filmmakers who have been shortlisted in the student category of the ÉCU 2012 Film Festival! This interview features the director of ‘Goldfish Love’, Elin Gronblom, so check […]

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ÉCU Launch Party 2012!

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Meet Tiwayo: ÉCU’s 2012 Launch Party Musical Entertainment

Meet TIWAYO! He is a fast-rising talent on the Paris music scene and he will be performing at our Launch Party TONIGHT! With a style mixing soul, rock, reggae and hip hop, he will be exciting entertainment for the Launch. As an independent artist he is the perfect fit to merge with ÉCU, an international […]

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ÉCU 2012 “My Favourite Film…” Estonian Edition

Kadi, ÉCU’s Festival Manager talks about her favorite Estonian film, “Facebox”, part of the ÉCU 2012 official selection. Check out this video for a snapshot of the film and stay tuned for more trailers! Kadi, résponsable du ÉCU Film Festival parle du film Estonien “Facebox” qui fait partie de la Sélection Officielle 2012. Regardez cette […]

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