New Submission – London Memory multi+city

Let the voices of Stephen Brennan and director Margarida Sardinha serenade your psychedelic senses in this visual feast known as London Memory multi+city. This trailer submitted for ÉCU 2014 is a collaborative experimental film between the UK and Portugal and is sure to trigger your senses. //Laissez les voix de Stephen Brennan et de la […]

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Spotlight – Gael Garcia Bernal

The hype surrounding Chilean film No (2012) has been building since its screening at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and with its nomination at the 85th Academy Awards as best Foreign Language Film it has attracted even more attention. No has been well received at festivals – including Sundance Film Festival, where it was played […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Remembering Indie Oscar wins in 2012!

With the 85th Academy Awards this Sunday, ÉCU decides to take a look back at the indie films which rocked the Oscars last year. Independent films accounted for twelve of the wins – and as ÉCU film festival is so chuffed to be part of the indie film world, we think it’s worth celebrating these […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to the indie film scene in…Russia

ÉCU has five Russian indie films in its Official Selection 2013, so it’s time to have look at the independent film scene of the biggest country in the world which is spread across Europe and Asia and includes many different nationalities. A picture of Russian independent cinema is somehow connected with the picture of a […]

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ÉCU’s guide to Indie Film Scene in…the Arab World

The 8th edition of ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival has created a new category this year, “ÉCU-Special-Section” that will feature innovative Arab filmmakers. The winner of this category will receive the Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking. This award dedicated to the memory of outstanding Arab producer and filmmaker Ahmed Khedr can only […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Indies at the Oscars – Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty

Women don’t have it easy in the male dominated world of filmmakers. American film director, producer and screenwriter Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman whose film Zero Dar Thirty was nominated for this year’s Oscars in Best Picture. She has already made it once. Bigelow is the first woman in the history of the Academy […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Indies at the Oscars – David O. Russell and Silver Linings Playbook

It’s the start of February, and as the Oscars are just around the corner now ÉCU takes a look at another great indie film which has received an impressive eight Academy Award nominations: David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Russell is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, and directed and wrote the screenplay […]

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ÉCU’s guide to indie film scene in… the USA

Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, was held this past 17th to 27th of January. Celebrating the best American indie films from Sundance ÉCU has collected 5 facts you definitely need to know about American independent cinema. 1. What is independent? Despite the definition of independent cinema […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Indies at the Oscars – Wes Anderson and Moonrise Kingdom

At ÉCU we’re really excited about the large number of indie film nominations this awards season! To continue in this vein we’re spotlighting a prominent figure in the independent film world, the American director, screenwriter, actor and producer Wes Anderson. He is the director and co-screenwriter (with Roman Coppola) of Moonrise Kingdom (2012), the quirky […]

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ÉCU’s guide to the indie film scene in the Netherlands: IFAN

To show the independent film scene in the Netherlands ÉCU have decided to take a look at its partner IFAN (Independent Film Artists Network) which make the independent cinema in the Netherlands possible. IFAN  was establised in 2010 by two young passioned filmmakers Oscar Paling and Jurriaan Strous. IFAN is a network and production company […]

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