New Submission – LINAR

Check out the trailer of a new documentary submitted to ÉCU 2014! LINAR presents the story of a little Russian boy who got a heart transplant in Italy. A lot of people were by his side on his long journey full of hardships, except for his mother.

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New Submission – Delirium

“Delirium” is a new experimental film submitted to ÉCU 2014. Filmed in Ukraine and directed by Ihor Podolchak the movie tackles tough topics such as suicide and mental disorders. A family asks a young psychiatrists to be their guest for a while and help look after their father who’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes […]

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New Submission – Battlecock!

ÉCU 2014 just received a new submission for the European Comedy Film category. The Dukinson brothers have finally beaten their arch rivals, but the Krullmuller sisters are out for blood and revenge is a dish best served underarm. Welcome…to Battlecock!

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New Submission – Gaetanino, mio nonno, San Giovanni e Berlinguer

The documentary “Gaetanino, mio nonno, San Giovanni e Berlinguer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the European Documentary category coming from Italy and directed by Emanuele Gaetano Forte. The documentary presents the tales of the grandfather of the author and his communist beliefs. He tells the story of his life: battles lost and […]

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New Submission – Submissa

“Submissa” is a new entry to ÉCU 2014 in the European Experimental Film category. Directed by Tiago Andre Pereira, the film tells the mysterious story of a girl that is trapped in a submissive religious group. A nonlinear narrative that intrigues the viewer. It is not clear what we watch: it is either the real […]

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New Submission – The Man Inside

In our new ÉCU 2014 submission “The Man Inside” we follow French documentarist Goury Karim on his journey to uncover the identity of his father. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what Karim has to deal with. //Le français Goury Karim à fait parvenir son nouveau documentaire à ÉCU 2014; dans “The […]

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New Submission – Into the Shadows

Have you ever heard about the desperate underworld of Johannesburg? ”Into the Shadows”, the new submission to The European Documentary category, directed by Pep Bonet is a film about the many immigrants that come to South Africa in pursuit of a better life and end up in the terrible slum buildings of Johannesburg. Check out […]

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New Submission – Sharia

”Sharia” coming from the US and directed by Anouar H. Smaine is ÉCU 2014’s new submission to the Non-European Dramatic Feature category. It tells the difficult love story about American Heather and Middle-Eastern Sofiane. Having different perspectives on their future plans, their relationship is at stake not because they want to stick to their cultural […]

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Partner Festival – Ro-IFF

The Romania International Film Festival (Ro-IFF) will be kicking off their 2013 edition this weekend in Bucharest. Following a successful association last year, in which ÉCU’s own Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk, sat on the panel of judges, ÉCU is proud to continue partnership with Ro-IFF again this year. Since its establishment in 2005, Ro-IFF has […]

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September update

The autumn has arrived and turned Paris into a beautiful cascade of red and brown. At ÉCU we feel inspired! But we haven’t just been sitting in the park looking at the leaves fall, once again we are happy to present new projects to you. As you may have noticed we started a new series […]

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Naperville Independent Film Festival, ÉCU’s partner in USA

For the 5th year in a row, ÉCU is proud to be the partner of Naperville Independent Film Festival and showcase its awarded films to the American audiences. The sixth annual Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF) takes place between 13th-21st September and this year attracted 150 filmmakers and 15 screenwriters from all over the globe […]

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Spotlight – Sylvain Chomet

In this week’s spotlight we are turning our attention to the fascinating universe of animation and to one of the animation world’s most respected and acclaimed filmmakers: Sylvain Chomet. Born in France in 1963, Sylvain Chomet spent the majority of his free time during childhood perfecting his cartoonish drawing style and followed an education path […]

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Spotlight – Manoel de Oliveira

Born on the 12th of December 1908 in Oporto, Portugal, Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira is currently the oldest movie director in action. Even though he wanted to become an actor when he was younger, his dreams eventually changed and he made his first film, “Douro, Faina Fluvial” when he was 23. This was a […]

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August Update

The summer might be coming to an end but there are still some events that you should not miss. Open air cinemas are definitely a must at this time of the year, whether you are in Paris or someplace else in the world, we got you covered! Also with this open air setting is the […]

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Spotlight – Haifaa Al Mansour

Can you imagine making a movie in a country that has no movie theaters and in which the film industry is totally inexistent? Haifaa Al Mansour didn’t just imagine it but she actually did it. This week’s spotlight is presenting you Saudi Arabia’s first female director that realized the first full-length feature to be shot […]

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