“Reality Bites”

REALITY BITES NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma FREE ENTRY A party with live music, images, and stories of new productive experiences. With the participation of: Martha Capello President A.G.P.C. Association Young Film Producers Scott […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival 2011

Some great photos and film clips taken by ÉCU at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, to the soundtrack of Deckchair Orange’s “Dance with the Geeks.” // Quelques photos géniales et quelques extraits de film pris par ÉCU au festival de Cannes 2011 avec une bande son de Deckchair Orange, « Dance with the Geeks ».

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ÉCU Launch Party 2011

If you think our festivals are all work and no play, you’re wrong! Our launch party this year was awesome! Here’s a short clip that proves it. Si vous pensez que nos festivals se résume à beaucoup de travail et peu de loisirs, vous avez tort ! Notre réception cette année était extra ! Voici […]

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May 31st Special Screenings Event

Tuesday night, May 31st, ÉCU hosted its first of our year-round Special Screenings Event in Paris for two films that won awards at the 2011 festival; Paths of Hate, winner of Best Animation, featuring two combat fighters at war with each other; and Salam Rugby, winner of Best Non European Independent Documentary, following the first […]

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ÉCU Special Screening at Café COUTUME

ÉCU is excited to host our first post-2011 festival screening, where we will be featuring two “Europe’s Best Independent” awarded films at Café COUTUME, located in central Paris. This showing will be one of many special screenings ÉCU will be hosting in Paris in the next few months. Make sure you sign up with our […]

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Grand prize of €5,000 up for grabs in the G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011

Entry opens online on the 1st June and is free of charge! Open to talented professional and non-professional filmmakers, entrants will have the chance for their hard work and creative ambitions to be recognised and rewarded. Winners and runners-up will be awarded stylish G-Technology external hard drives and the overall winner will receive €5,000 – […]

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Dirty Old Town Interview

Premiering Spring 2011, Dirty Old Town is a new Gonzo Narrative from young trio Jenner Furst, Daniel B Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason. This dark comedy depicts the disintegration of Bowery landmark Billy’s Antiques and Props. Facing eviction, the iconic store owner descends into a cosmic ring of fire in a tale that playfully blurs […]

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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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ÉCU lastest blog: End of Cannes Film Festival 2011

Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to the end of its 12 day run, we can say that 2011 was full of change and excitement! Lots of fun, but definitely lots of work and preparation as well! The Closing Ceremony dished out all the glamour that we have come to expect from the […]

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‘Series Mania’ Hosted by Forum des Images

Forum des Images’s ‘Series Mania’ event from the 10th – 17th April included projections in cinemas of the latest American, British and French TV series and several round table sessions hosted by experts where the public could discuss the themes, characters and cinematography of the various series. I use the word ‘cinematography’ because this really […]

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Highlights from ÉCU 2011

Take a look at some great behind the scenes footage from ÉCU 2011 , featuring background music from a live performance by Ellis playing her song “How Would It Be.” Vive ÉCU !

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Kubrick at the Cinémathèque

From cameras and costumes to cahiers and clippings, the Cinémathèque Francaise’s Kubrick season is an insightful exhibition for everyone from cinema novices to devoted followers alike. First things first, let me just say that I am no great expert on Kubrick. I’ve seen his major films (with mixed reactions) and I’ve read articles with a […]

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Sweet Focus

Meet, Katharina Kowalewski. She has directed over 100 fashion videos with her company KO.FASHION for clients such as Vogue, Swarovski, Bild, Keylooks and Stylebop. Her first short, co-directed with Nadine Strittmatter, “Sweet Focus” will be at the “Short Film Corner” in Cannes this year. The movie was shot in one week in Arosa in the […]

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Meet the new Festival Manager Kadi Lokk

Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard, […]

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Michel Gondry – Our Top 6 Music Videos

by Marc Rickenbach In recent months French filmmaker and arts and crafts enthusiast Michel Gondry has been popping his head up all over the place on both sides of the Atlantic. The director, most well known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Science of Sleep (not to mention numerous music videos, which we’ll […]

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Les Amants du Pont Neuf Guide

by Kathryn Hall My flatmate and I set a house rule to only watch French films while living in Paris, to better ‘immerse’ ourselves in our adoptive land’s language and culture and so on. Though we push it at times, (‘Jean Reno’s French, so I guess we can justifiably watch Léon again…’) this has led […]

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Interview with Jean-Christophe

Jean-Christophe Bouvet is a French actor known for playing in films by Jean-Claude Biette, Claude Chabrol, Soffia Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Claude Guiguet, Maurice Pialat, Vecchiali Paul, Gerard Krawczyk, etc. After studying linguistics, semiotics, psychoanalysis and sociology, he started working in TV in 1968 with Téchiné in “The Banquet” in 1977 and starring in “The Machine” […]

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Chloe’s Dollhouse

“Chloe’s Dollhouse” is an official selection to ÉCU 2011 . Chloe is a troubled young girl. Her family is all she has. While undergoing psychotherapy, her family starts to act strangely and vanishes one by one. Deeply distressed and frightened, Chloe is visited by her painful memories that reveal the disturbing truth…Check out the trailer! […]

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