June Newsletter Update

Things have been heating up in both a literal and figurative sense this month at the ÉCU office. Submissions for the 10th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival are starting to roll in, and we have been thoroughly enjoying going through them while we continue to promote the fantastic films from the […]

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Partner Festival: Mashrome Film Festival

For the 3rd year in the row, ÉCU is thrilled to be partners with the Mashrome Film Festival, which will take place from June 3rd until June 6th in the vibrant city of Rome. This festival is the first of its kind in Italy, and will exclusively feature mash up, remix, and experimental cinema. Anything but traditional, […]

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April Newsletter Update

This month was, as you can imagine, the most exciting and important of all…The 9th edition of ÉCU took place on April 4th-6th and it was a real success! A lot of people came over to see the selection of films that we screened and in general they all had a positive response from audience […]

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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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ÉCU-on-the-Road – Athens, GREECE

The next stop on our ÉCU-on-the-Road tour is Athens, GREECE. Between February 17th to 19th we will be screening a selection of films from our previous editions, organize workshops, Q&A sessions and much more.

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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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International Open Youth Festival of Film, photography and animation«Tvori-Gora»

ÉCU continues its journey around the world. This time through our new festival partner in Russia, International Open Youth Festival of Film, photography and animation «Tvori-Gora». Taking place in Krasnoyarsk city situated in Siberia between 12th — 15th of September, the festival is a multi-genre media contest as well as cultural event for the young […]

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Douro Film Harvest

ÉCU’s recent partner, Douro Film Harvest is not like other film festivals. Held in the spectacular landscapes of Douro Wine Valley, Portugal, it has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Its uniqueness is given by the way the festival combines films with gastronomy, especially wine and music. Films are focused mainly on the […]

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Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival is a new fresh actor on the Romanian film festivals market. Its first edition will take place between 22nd-25th of August in Victoria, a small city at the bottom of Fagaras mountains. Young in spirit, eco friendly and full of positive energy the festival is inviting everyone to escape the big cities, […]

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ÉCU Attendance Grows due to ‘Brown Paper Tickets’ online ticketing

ÉCU Attendance Grows 40% Changes to Online Presence and Partnerships Lead To A Dramatic Increase in Film Festival Attendance Some of the hallmarks of success in marketing a film screening or festival are larger audiences and higher revenues. Filmmakers and film festival managers who want to build these metrics need an online presence that is […]

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AUBG Short Film Fest – ‘Be brave to create’

AUBG Short Film Fest is back. The second edition “Be brave to create” will be held at the American University in Bulgaria on November 23th with screenings from The European Independent Film Festival (ECU), South Western University (SWU), SWAN Art Academy, the University Of Wales Newport , and short films produced by AUBG students, recently […]

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Why We Can’t Talk About China

Posting an opinion on my blog? I get pulled over. Sending a sexy email to my boyfriend? He’s not the only one reading it. Why is it so difficult to tweet? Because Twitter is blocked. Permitted headlines only considered good for me, watching television with blacked out broadcasts, and never having heard Axl Rose sing […]

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ÉCU on the Road 2011 tour

For ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival three days in Paris is just not enough. Every year our festival travels around the world making sure our “Official Selection” directors and films are made known. This follows our commitment to cultivate the new and inspiring talent that we come across. Last year was quite a […]

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This month – ÉCU screens in Asia

This month ÉCU will be screening some of its winning films from 2011 in Asia at our partner film festivals in Bangladesh and in India. International Children’s Film Festival January 21st – 27th The International Children’s Film Festival returns to Bangladesh later this month, continuing its stated mission to “open a new world of cinema […]

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ÉCU in Colombia

“Handmade” is the slogan of Villa Leyva 5th International Film Festival, ÉCU’s new partner in Latin America. A festival that thinks about every detail to attract, collect, impact, generate reflection, dialogue and meeting points.  It’s a festival that makes a difference for their careful planning, conservatorship, team, strong partnerships and faithful followers. An event in the industry consolidated as a space for project development and platform for conscious, resourceful, new and necessary film craft based on the narrative and in the […]

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May Newsletter Update by Kädi Lokk

May has been extra busy month for all of the ÉCU-ers and ÉCU-ettes. There was so many things going on that it was hard to keep track of everything: Cannes, opening up submissions for ÉCU 2012, starting the ÉCU Membership Club and preparing for the “ÉCU-on-the-Road” tour. Whew! For the very first time ÉCU had […]

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