Spotlight – Robert Redford

Français ÉCU takes pride in being a platform that helps further the development and creativity of independent filmmakers and the independent film industry. In this week’s spotlight, ÉCU looks into the career of an actor who is not only an American classic but also creator of his own nationally acclaimed film festival “Sundance,” Robert Redford. […]

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Official Selection – “The Ballad of Bloom”

A neon love story set within the chemicals of the human brain. “The Ballad of Bloom” is a student film by Dan Herlihy and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Sickfuckpeople”

A group of homeless kids that have survived their drug-addicted childhood and, once grown up, begun to live an adult life. “Sickfuckpeople” is an European Documentary by Juri Rechinsky and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – The 9th

A provocative penthouse party, soaked with the sound of classic Jazz, hosts an array of offbeat guests who dance around an intensely hidden secret. The 9th is a Dramatic Feature by Nathan Codrington and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Spotlight – Jessica Lange

The latest talk of the indie film scene is the release of ‘In Secret.’ Set in nineteenth century Paris, France ‘In Secret’ tells the story of a young girl who is forced by her domineering aunt to marry her sickly cousin whom she does not love. None other than the legendary actress Jessica Lange plays […]

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Submission – “Eutanas S.A.”

Would you like to die the same way your icon did? “Eutanas, SA” by the Spanish director Victor Nores is an European Comedy Film and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Submission – “Are We Apart”

The European Music Video follows Kid Exodus as he descends from the underground of his native city Tromso. “Are We Apart” by Viktor Enoksen is a submission to ÉCU 2014 and part of the Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Fade Away”

The film follows a manhunt between professional killers that leads to an endless loop of murders. “Fade Away” by Romain Chassaing is an European Music Video and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Launch Party 2014

ÉCU 2014 Launch Party took place at the Gibus Club on March 11th. It was full of fun, live music, and previews of films from the ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at this video to have a taste what happened during this crazy event: The live music during the event was great, here […]

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Chains of Love – Submission

Hannah who wants to surprise the love of her life.. But instead it is her the one to be surprised. “Chains of Love” is a Student Film by Martina Plura and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Jiminy – Submission

In the near future, most people get a chip implanted in their brains. Nathanael, a cricket repair man, is faced with a moral dilemma when the parents of an autistic boy ask him to hack into the chip of their son. “Jiminy” is a Student Film by Arthur Molard and part of the Official Selection […]

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Spotlight – Spike Jonze

Français As indicated by the awards ceremonies so far, Spike Jonze will be leaving with an Academy Award for Best Screenplay at this year’s Oscars for his newest film “Her”. ”Her” is about a man falling in love with his OS (intelligent computer operating system). This bizarre concept follows suit with the rest of the […]

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ÉCU 2014 Submission Judges

The individuals who were our submission judges and narrowed down the most creative and most innovative films for ÉCU 2014 include: Eric Dinkian (France) – director of KORE, winner of Best Independent Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013 Martin Rath (Poland) – director of WRITTEN IN INK, Official Selection of ÉCU 2013 Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK) – director of GOOD NIGHT, winner of […]

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What to do nearby

Where to eat and drink: Le Relais de L’Entrecôte Address: 101 Boulevard du Montparnasse If you love to eat well-cooked meat, you will really enjoy this perfect “wine and dine” restaurant. Enjoy a great steak with a wide selection of wine to choose from and be sure to taste their famous sauce!     Dietetic […]

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Jury members 2014

Suz Sainty  has been a member of the ÉCU jury since 2007. She is New Zealand born producer, director and screenwriter. She has lived in London for the past 20 years, working mainly in factual film and television. She is currently employed as a producer for Discovery.   Paul Anderson is a former BBC correspondent stationed in […]

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Where we are

ÉCU 2014 will be held at Cinema 7 Parnassiens, here’s how to get there: 98 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France Nearest metro stations: Vavin (Metro Line 4) Edgar-Quinet (Metro Line 6) Notre-Dame des Champs (Metro Line 12) Montparnasse – Bienvenüe (Metro Lines 12, 13, 4, 6) Click here to find out where we are on […]

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Official Selection 2014

ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection of its 9th Edition. ÉCU 2014 showcased 85 films from 32 countries on the 4th-6th of April in Paris, France. Arab Special Selection The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton, Daniel Gerges, Egypt Have You Checked Your Oil?, Karim Rahbani, Lebanon 7 Hours,  Farah Alhashim, […]

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New submission – “Rabbit and Deer”

The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension.. “Rabbit and Deer” directed by the Hungarian student Péter Vácz is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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