Spotlight: Robert Rodríguez

Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer and musician – a 360 degrees artist made in Texas, USA. This week ÉCU is focusing on a big master of pulp filmmaking tradition, a b-movie lover, a creative man that still inspires the whole indie film world: Robert Rodríguez. He was rejected by film schools but his passion […]

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August Newsletter Update

Suddenly summer is over again; without warning, you are delved into a crowded metro station with your rainy coat and a nostalgic look. Sure, summer may leave you nice and bronzed but there is so much to look forward in autumn – mornings will be golden and misty, falling leaves, an excuse for hot drinks… […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Intrinsic Moral Evil” trailer

“Intrinsic Moral Evil” by Harm Weistra is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European Dramatic Short. Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play a game with the viewer’s perception and expectations: is it a memory, a dream, a search […]

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A Mysterious Documentary: Finding Vivian Maier

The new French documentary, Finding Vivian Maier (À la recherche de Vivian Maier) by Charlie Siskel, chronicles the experiences of the obsessive American photographer, Vivian Maier. Maier, born in New York and spending much of her childhood in France, worked as a nanny in Chicago for about 40 years. During that time, she secretly took over […]

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Spotlight: Emma Stone

She first swept us off our feet as a straightedge high school student who manipulates the grape vine to move up on the social totem pole. In reality, this actress hardly needs help in the popularity department. Followers have dyed their hair red in imitation, and fantasized about dating her super-hero boyfriend. Now, adoring fans […]

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“The Bigger Picture” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

Here’s the trailer of student film “The Bigger Picture”, directed by Daisy Jacobs. Is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Animated Films. This is the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. Richard is happy to visit, but flees as soon as anything practical needs to […]

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Spotlight: Ken Loach

Known for his naturalistic directing style, this British director has been inspiring the film world for many years. He is always faithful to his mission to direct films, which deal with social issues such as homelessness and labor rights. Not only is his choice of subjects unique, but also his philosophy of filmmaking still stands […]

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What to Do in July

It is hard to believe, but the first month of summer has already finished though it seems that Paris is only starting to warm up. All Parisians and the city guests are just going crazy about the summer sales here. If you were not caught by this shopping fever and have some energy left then […]

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Spotlight: Élodie Fontan

The recently released French film Serial (Bad) Weddings (Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu ?) by Philippe de Chauveron has become a box office sensation. The introspective comedy, following the French cinematic tradition, is both an impetus of laughter and reflection, commenting on ideological positions through the use of “normalized” racially charged dialogue. Three […]

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June Newsletter Update

Things have been heating up in both a literal and figurative sense this month at the ÉCU office. Submissions for the 10th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival are starting to roll in, and we have been thoroughly enjoying going through them while we continue to promote the fantastic films from the […]

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24 lies a second: An Interactive Film Project

When ÉCU—The European Independent Film Festival travels the world to find the best independent films, we find some amazing people along the way. One of our team members had the pleasure of meeting French film collector and leading figure, Bruno Bouchard, at the Festival de Cannes earlier this season. He told us about his ongoing […]

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Partner Festival: Victoria Film Festival

ÉCU is dedicated to scouring the globe for the best indie films because we believe that the exceptional perspective that independent cinema offers its audiences deserves to be encouraged. Our partner festivals share the same ideals, and the Victoria Film Festival is no exception. At the foot of the beautiful Fagaras Mountains in Romania, ÉCU’s partner Victoria […]

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Partner Festival: International Festival of Digital Cinema

At ÉCU, we believe in presenting the most inventive films worldwide. That’s one reason we are so excited to be partnering with the Festival of New Cinema, International Festival of Digital Cinema! Today, digital technology allows everyday people to become filmmakers. With that idea in mind, the 10th edition of this special festival has decided to take on […]

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Andy Warhol’s Digital Resurrection

Living in an age of golden iPhones, laptops lighter than loaves of bread, and tablets that function as CPUs, it can be easy to take our digital media for granted. But back in the day, preserving computer-generated work was more difficult. Did you know that in 1985, Andy Warhol was commissioned by Commodore to create […]

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Partner Festival: Mashrome Film Festival

For the 3rd year in the row, ÉCU is thrilled to be partners with the Mashrome Film Festival, which will take place from June 3rd until June 6th in the vibrant city of Rome. This festival is the first of its kind in Italy, and will exclusively feature mash up, remix, and experimental cinema. Anything but traditional, […]

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What to Do in June

June in Paris is the time to enjoy all of your summer sun and events before city-dwellers escape to country homes to avoid the unbearable heat and flocks of tourists! There are loads of art, music, sports, and film events that should keep you busy through the month. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites […]

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What to do in February

Hôtel de Ville Ice Rink If you didn’t go ice skating with your friends and/or family in the capital this year yet, this month is your last chance ! The famous ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville will be avaiable until March 3rd. Where :Place de l’Hôtel de ville 75004 Paris ———————————————————————————————————— The Fireworks Festival […]

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What to do in Paris in October

As always Paris is bursting with creativity and it’s not difficult to find inspiration in this beautiful city. But if you really are struggling on what to do in Paris this month, then ÉCU is here to give you the-must-experience for this month in cinema, fashion, art and music. Some are forward looking others are […]

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