Spotlight – Javier Badem

Maybe now you know Bardem as the go-to-guy in Hollywood for playing villains with crazy hair, however as most European actors he got his start in the independent cinema. His first big break came with Jamon Jamon by Bigas Luna in 1992. The art house Spanish director has given Bardem his first small role in […]

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What to do in Paris in November

Warm jackets, thick scarves, frosty fingertips, and drippy umbrellas. Winter is among us. But even the cold can’t keep us away from the wondrous events November has in store for Paris. So bundle up, grab a friend, and explore the many artistic realms of this vast city. Event: In Bloom Birthday Party Swedish artist Molly […]

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Spotlight – Jim Jarmusch

If the Independent cinema were to give out titles of nobility then Jim Jarmusch would definitely be a prince and probably the next in line to be king. Since there is no such thing yet; he will have to settle with being considered as one of the most important American filmmakers of the independent cinema […]

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New Submission – Thirteen Blue

Ellie is a lonely only-child, who spends her lazy summertime walking in the family’s building, eating ice-creams and facing her first existential questions. She’s the main character in “Thirteen Blue” – our new submission to the Student Film Category, which is situated in Greece and directed by Zaklin Lentzou. Watch the trailer here and step […]

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Spotlight – Woody Allen

This week’s spotlight focuses on the ever-tireless filmmaker Woody Allen and his latest film “Blue Jasmine”. The director once again proves that even after 60 years, you can still produce a very contemporary social satire. Woody Allen achieves this with his film being an intense analysis of the modern man’s psyche with a few laughs […]

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New Submission – La Strada di Raffael

Check out this interesting trailer for our new submission to the European Dramatic Short Category directed by Allessandro Falco. It takes you to the suburbs of Naples, where a 13 year old boy, Raffael, is surrounded by chaotic demonstrations and is waiting for his mother to return. //Regardez la bande-annoce de la nouvelle entrée dans […]

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New Submission – Alluvion

We have a new, cool submission to the Experimental Film category directed by the London-based Sasha Litvintseva. Part ethnographic portrait and part science fiction postcard, ‘Alluvion’ is a story of a family holiday, and a study of touristic colonialism and cultural apocalypse. Hit the Play button for a beautiful trailer and a trip to the […]

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October update

Cold and cloudy October is the perfect month for watching films. That is what we’re doing at the ÉCU office with all the new submissions rolling in and we want to watch your film as well! Submit it now as there’s only four weeks left for the first submission deadline. But do we just lay […]

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Spotlight – Dee Rees

This week’s Spotlight focuses on American, independent screenwriter and director, Dee Rees. Recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2008, she has written and directed many short films. Her latest, “Pariah,” having played at over 40 film festivals including Sundance, won the Audience Award at the L.A. Film […]

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New Submission – Les Derniers Hommes

“Les derniers hommes”, directed by Brière Bordier Quentin, is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the category European Experimental Film. «The storm quiets itself. A slow lethargy takes over everyday life: some people are eating, singing, playing ,some are walking in the sculpted out spaces. These lives are silenced by slowly sinking into the […]

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New Submission – FUCKING TØS (DAMN GIRL)

FUCKING TØS (DAMN GIRL) is a Danish movie by Kira Richard Hansen, submitted to ÉCU Film Festival 2014 in the European Dramatic Short category. ‘Damn Girl’ is a coming of age story about, Alex, a 12-year old tomboy. She hangs out with a group of only boys, drinks and paints graffiti at night etc. Confronted […]

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New Submission – Juaritos

“Juaritos” from the USA by filmmaker H. F. Crum is a new submission to ÉCU Film Festival 2014 in the Non-European Dramatic Short category. “A drug cartel’s reign of terror in Juarez, Mexico forces a reclusive young narcoblogger out of the shadows and into the fight.”

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New Submission – A Tiny Drop of Change

“A Tiny Drop of Change” from French filmmakers Laura Taubman and Henri Quenette is a new submission for ÉCU 2014 in the European Documentary category. The movie presents a road trip across Canada, from Yukon to Quebec, to meet nine places and around twelve different people. They are farmers, ranchers, scientists, passioned by permaculture, self-sufficients […]

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New Submission – Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher

“Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher” from UK filmmaker Gevi Dimitrakopoulou is a new submission for ÉCU 2014 in the Student Film category. In this film, Otto Floss guides us on a journey through a world where people are invisible unless they are being seen by someone else. In this reality, the Watcher Union is an established […]

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New Submission – The Search for Inspiration Gone

“The Search for Inspiration Gone”, directed by Ashley Michael Briggs, is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the category European Experimental Film. « A poet awakens within a strange garden in need of his notebook, pencil & inspiration. A divine couple, breakfasting, observe. A debate unfolds; would inspiration arise from help, or hinder? Will […]

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New Submission – Grimm Café

“Grimm Café” directed by Hungarian Márton Szirmai is a new submission to ÉCU 2014- European Animated Film Category. ..And they lived happily ever after… But did they? What happened to the Grimm characters after their stories had finished?

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New Submission – Only Fair

New ÉCU 2014 submission coming from Austria. Directed by Peter Rautek, “Only Fair” is a new entry in the European Experimental Category. The short film Only Fair travels through the history of mankind. During this journey man has increasingly distanced from nature and lost the sense for what really matters in the end. But fatal […]

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New Submission – A Tibetan Marriage

“A Tibetan Marriage” directed by Lu Liu is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the Student Film Category. The film presents a story about a Tibetan Polyandrous Marriage. Gongbu spent a couple of years in the city and changed his mind about the idea of a Tibetan marriage. He doesn’t want to share the […]

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