Workshops 2014

Workshop #1: The Script as Source: The Beginning, Middle, and End of Filmmaking Where: Grande Salle When: Saturday, April 5th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Though short-lived film revolutions have rejected the screenplay as blueprint for production, it remains as central as ever to the filmmaking process. Not only does it act as hub for the […]

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ÉCU-in-Athens, GREECE

This year ÉCU screened some of its films in Athens, Greece, on February 17th-19th. An incredible location in which we showcased some of the films that participated to previous editions of The European Independent Film Festival. 43 different films were screened during the event, from 17 different nationalities and among them 8 films were greek! […]

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New submission – “Twitcher”

A bird-watcher makes an unusual discovery. “Twitcher” is a Dramatic Short Film by Jane Gull and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Watch the trailer!

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Spotlight – Lars Von Trier

Français During these last weeks we have spotlighted people from the world of cinema that are big in this award season. But this week, we want to speak about a director that is the centre of many debates even if he’s not currently competing for the Oscars, Golden Globes or other awards: Lars Von Trier. […]

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Interview – “Blanche Nuit”

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of “Blanche Nuit”, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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New submission – “Remember?”

This film is not only about a discussion between two friends, but it brings us back to a crucial time of French History.. “Remember?” is a Dramatic Short Film by Virginie Schwartz and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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New submission – “Parallel”

Two mobsters, one old and one young, get to know each other as they wait in a car park to meet a rival gang… The Dramatic Short film “Parallel” by Oliver Briginshaw is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Interview with Eric Dinkian – Director of “Kore”

To continue our interview series with ÉCU 2013 winners, please check out this one with Eric Dinkian, director of “Kore”, winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013. What was his experience at ÉCU, what happened with his film after winning the award…have a look!

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“What Have We Done With Us” – New submission

A boy and a girl are trying to sort out their feelings for each other, sitting on fallen leaves in the park. The European Music Video “What Have We Done With Us” by Roman Olkhovka is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Intern Buzz – 2014

How would you describe indie films? The ÉCU team grabbed the camera gear to shoot an Intern Buzz and to give you some keywords about how working in this crazy world is …Would you add something? If you want to be part of this JOIN ÉCU TEAM!

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New Submission – Together

In an apocalyptic future, the hero, with the help of a time machine, has to rescue his beloved which is accused of witchcraft and trapped in the Middle Ages. “Etostone – Together” is an European Music Video and a new submission to ÉCU2014. Watch the trailer!

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New Submission – ONUS

A boy wakes up below a cliff, covered with blood, with a gun in his hand, and chained to a man who lies beside him.. “ONUS” a feature film from the UK is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Watch its trailer!

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New Submission – “Stable Life”

An immigrant family struggles for survival in the hardscrabble world of horse racing. Watch the trailer of “Stable Life”, a new submission to ÉCU 2014 Une famille d’immigrants lutte pour sa survie dans le monde ingrat de la course de chevaux. Regardez la bande annoncer de “Stable Life”, une nouvelle inscription à ÉCU 2014.  

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What to do in January

In Paris, January is probably the coldest month of the year but still there are many things to do both indoors and out. So, lets get started and see what the city has to offer.   Event: Winter sales You think your coat is too old-fashioned? You absolutely want a new pair of boots? It […]

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New Submission – Crossing

This Student Film by French-American director Michael Pontvert, tells the story of a French soldier during WWI who suffers from amnesia. With the help of a fisherman he encounters on the riverside, this lost and confused soldier learns the faceted truths about his life. //Ce film du réalisateur français-américain Michael Pontvert, raconte l’histoire d’un soldat […]

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Spotlight – Neill Blomkamp

Since South Africa is being on the spotlight lately, ÉCU’s Spotlight this week is dedicated to a South African artist of international acclaim. And the artist in question is director Neill Blomkamp. Maybe his name doesn’t sound familiar but his work might, Blomkamp is the artist responsible behind the hit film District 9 and the 2013 Elysium amongst other projects. […]

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December Newsletter Update

Despite these winter winds, things are heating up at the ÉCU office this month as we get ready for next year’s festival season. But we’re not the only ones anticipating the festival next spring. One of the greatest joys of being a part of the ÉCU team is receiving indie flicks from filmmakers worldwide. These […]

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New Submission – Numbers

Two ruthless individuals take roller skating to a whole new level in a cross-continental journey through Europe in this experimental short film by German directors Sascha Dornhoefer and Alexandra Rothert. Take a peek inside their dangerous bag of tricks in this trailer submission for ECU 2014. //Ces deux personnes incroyables prennent le patinage à roulettes […]

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