Spotlight – Steve McQueen

With award season starting at the other side of the Atlantic there is a name that keeps coming up in the best director nominations and that name is Steve Mcqueen! We should clarify for the 60s and 70s movie lovers that we are not here to break the news of the resurrection of the ‘The […]

Read more Like this post0

ONE SHORT FILM FEST is Now Open for Entries

ÉCU’s partner festival THE IV ONE SHORT FILM FEST in Minsk announces a call for submissions for their annual event! The Festival’s main goal is to discover and support young filmmaker and creating a public meeting space for filmmakers, critics and the Belarusian audience. Filmmakers from around the word can participate in the festival! To […]

Read more Like this post0

New submission – And Then Something Happened

Follow Israeli director Avigdor Weil as he breaks free from his introverted life when he acquires the company of the young Dita and her neurotic mother, Zelda. This trailer submission for ÉCU 2014 invites the audience to join Avigdor in his new experiences with romance and friendship in this experimental film. //Suivez le réalisateur israélien […]

Read more Like this post0

ÉCU Interviews Director Ben Mallaby

ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane with past winners from the 7th European Independent Film Festival. We hope you enjoy this exclusive insight on the Best European Independent Comedy Film “Island Queen” from ÉCU 2013 with director Ben Mallaby. Learn what’s next for Mallaby and his future projects, why he chose to submit […]

Read more Like this post0

New Submission – The Bernoulli Trial

This trailer submission for ÉCU 2014 is a modern compilation of vintage footage from Marilyn Monroe’s final film that reveals a haunting sense of insecurity. The Bernoulli Trial by UK director, Zhel, creates a surreal experience in this experimental short that will leave you feeling mystified. //La soumission de cette bande-annonce à l’ ÉCU 2014 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0

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.”

Read more Like this post0

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 […]

Read more Like this post0
Close
Go top UA-100342494-1