Spotlight – Samira Makhmalbaf

Français In honour of International Women’s Day, which was this past Sunday, we want to commemorate one awesome and groundbreaking female director, Samira Makhmalbaf. Although she is the daughter of the acclaimed film director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, she has quickly made a name for herself, ultimately becoming one of the most influential directors of the Iranian […]

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Spotlight – Abderrahmane Sissako

Français For this week’s spotlight, we’ll be taking a look at Abderrahmane Sissako. This “indie”-vidual’s name is a little bit of a tongue twister, but be sure not to forget it because he is currently one of the most prominent African filmmakers of our time. Sissako was born in Mauritania but moved to Mali as […]

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“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” a film by Silvia de Gennaro, is in the ÉCU 2015 Official Selection into European Experimental category. In 2033, social networks have made the Internet the place of the collective unconscious where confused identities are lost in a shapeless global identity. The protagonist’ reaction is to […]

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ÉCU 2015 Launch Party

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is happy to announce that its 2015 Launch Party was a huge success at  BADABOUM on March 11th. The night was full of live music, drinks and loads of fun! The live music was fantastic, have a look below at all the groups that played: Nausicaa – click here to vistit her SoundCloud page Passionate […]

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What to do in March in Paris

Français Things are blossoming here at ÉCU and we’ve got some ideas for how you can come out of hibernation and spring forward in style. Music  The teutonic duo of DJs, Digitalism, descend on Paris with their  epic  long sets. Fans have been known to keep dancing until the  security  kick them out. The music must be pretty […]

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FLEXIBILITY – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“FLEXIBILITY” a film by Remedios Crespo, is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short category. In the near future, the workers of a stickpin factory gather urgently to avoid the impending plant closing. The differences between the workers and the top management are not the expected ones.

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Spotlight – Fernando Eimbcke

Français Grab your sombrero and margarita because for this week’s spotlight, we’ll be looking at director, Fernando Eimbcke. Eimbcke originally wanted to study photography, but after working with famous cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, he decided to switch to film. After being rejected by the University Center for Film Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, […]

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“Ambition” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Ambition” a film by Tomek Bagiński, is part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short. On a remote planet a Master watches his Apprentice carryout tests with nanotechnology as she tries to prove herself worthy of advancement.

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“Touch” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Touch” a film by Andrew Richardson, is  part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short. Using the motif of physical communication, we follow the relationship of a young couple from the very beginning, as over time their ideas, expectations and fears grow causing misunderstanding and pain.

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What to do in February in Paris

Love is in the air…February is the shortest and sweetest month with Valentines Day smack bang in the middle. Whether you want some date ideas to dazzle your loved one or some distraction from being on your lonesome, we’ve got things to do for you here: FILM For the film buff with a conscience, FIFE […]

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Interview with Paul Richardson – “J’adore Paris” timelapse

ÉCU has been in love with Paris for almost 10 years now… until we stumbled upon the time-lapse video “J’adore Paris” created and produced by Paul Richardson. Watching his video made us fall even deeper, that’s why we’ve decided to ask him a few questions about his career and impressive techniques. J’adore Paris from Paul […]

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“127” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

In the category Dramatic Short, “127” by Christopher Peters is the story of a young man trapped between his vicious, cult like gang, the police and his childhood priest.

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Cecilia’s House” trailer

“Cecilia’s House” by Clarissa Appelt is a new submission to ÉCU in the category Student Film. Cecilia is fourteen years old and home alone for two weeks. After mixed days of solitude and joy, Lorena, a mysterious companion, shows up in the house. After her new friend’s arrival, the house starts getting gradually emptier and […]

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“Alleycats” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Alleycats” by Ian Bonhôte is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category European Dramatic Short. Fast, dangerous and unsettling, Alleycats by Ian Bonhôte is a tense urban thriller set against the backdrop of an underground activity, which is at the cutting edge of urban subculture.

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Spotlight: Richard Linklater

As BOYHOOD – the last film of Richard Linklater – is screened at the cinema now, we decided to dedicate this week’s spotlight to this American director. Richard Linklater was born in 1960 in Houston, Texas. Far from having an already traced path dedicated to cinema, Richard Linklater dropped his studies at the university to […]

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July Newsletter Update

The hot and humid summer days have arrived to Paris among with hordes of tourists reminding everybody that it is a high time for holidays. However, at ÉCU we combine work with fun (no, we do not wear bikinis in the office and drink margaritas the whole day long). So while having the best summer […]

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Spotlight: Kirsten Dunst

When your first role with 12 years is already a major part opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, you can be sure that there’s more to come. That was the case with Kirsten Dunst. She’s one of the actresses who never fails to surprise us. Once you had her labelled as a romantic comedy actress, […]

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New submission for ÉCU 2015 – watch the trailer!

“Heaven of Cherubs”, directed by Gustavo Massola, is a new submission to ÉCU 2015 in the category Non-European Documentary. Made for only one person, this short documentary tells the story of a piece of art made by the painter Aecio Sarti who used truck tarps as canvases for his paintings. In this project, as art, […]

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