ÉCU’s new partner Shooting People

Shooting People works to support, nurture and promote independent filmmakers. The Shooting People network was set up in 1998 to connect filmmakers, help them share resources, knowledge and experience, and to help them find an audience for their work. As soon as you become a Shooter you can start reading and posting to the email […]

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Red Dress

TAKE THAT RED DRESS OFF HER, NOW!! As a indie filmmakers we all run into having to compromise right? But it can be worse when you take a little bit of money to do a project with someone who doesn’t share your vision. Here’s what it looks like when an Indie does it his way! […]

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The Perfect Day

“The Perfect Day” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Inspired by a family event, a mature couple spend a significant day in their lives together. Check out the teaser! “The Perfect Day” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Inspiré d’un événement familial, un couple d’âge mûr passer une journée importante dans leur vie […]

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Red in the Water – Trailer

“Red in the Water” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The Film is inspired by an ancient myth. The legend tells the hero cut off the head of Medusa and threw it to the water. However, the blood of that head became a red stone under the sea. That is the origin of coral. […]

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ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November

ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells […]

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Two New Partnerships from Greece!

TWO NEW PARTNERS FROM THE ULYSSES NATIVE COUNTRY… ÉCU is pleased to present you its two new festival partners from Greece: The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and The European Meeting of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio. The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People was created […]

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Top 5 Cinemas in Paris

By Ed Millar In the city where cinema was invented, it’s hardly surprising that there is a huge host of independent cinemas in Paris. For a truly unique cinematic experience, here are ÉCU’s top 5 best cinemas in Paris. If you’re looking for a typically French cinema experience, look no further than the club-ciné at […]

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The Forest is Red

“The Forest is Red” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This surreal, magical and philosophically charged tale examines the life of an outcast as he struggles to blend into a world where everyone searches for their own uniqueness. Check out the teaser! “The Forest is Red” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012.Ce surréaliste, […]

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Dilli

“Dilli” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‘Dilli” is a moving collection of interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade – Bawana without water, shelter […]

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Beats of Love

“Beats of Love” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the trailer! “Beats of Love” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ […]

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The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan

“The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. It is a travel to central Afghanistan a few months after the fall of the Taliban. The film tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. This is a journey into early adulthood in one of […]

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ÉCU Film Festival Presents: Exclusive Film School Offer

  Bonjour ! Good morning! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Buongiorno! Bom dia! Kalimera! Tere hommikust! Goedemorgen! Dobré ráno! God dag! I would like to extend an invitation for your school to participate in the 7th edition of the European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers and their audiences. ÉCU is not […]

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The Shared Palme d’Or

by Marc Rickenbach The 64th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opened with Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris. The American filmmaker, who has been honored by the festival in the past, is famously known to keep his films out of any competition and often does not show up, even if nominated. To […]

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Call for Submissions

Are you talented enough? Are you creative enough? Are you BRAVE enough? A lot of people talk about making a film. Very few are brave enough to do it. If you’re a storyteller, a visionary, an innovator or a technical genius with the determination to realize your dream, then get out there and make your […]

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