February Newsletter Update

This month was one of the most important and exciting ones here at ÉCU’s because we finally announced this year’s Official Selection. 85 of the best indie films will be competing for 24 awards during the 9th edition of The European Independent Film Festival! We are very excited and cannot wait what we have in […]

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Spotlight – Paolo Virzì

Français This week we decided to write about an Italian director that with a particular ironic style represents peculiar situations in the Italian lifestyle and just presented his new film “Il Capitale Umano”, a great example of original and smart independent filmmaking. Meet, Paolo Virzì. He was born in Livorno (Tuscany) and he studied cinematography […]

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Submission – Still Got Lives

Marco and Lisa are in love. Online, they fight side by side but in real life Lisa refuses to meet Marco. When he decides to go searching for her he finds a new world. “Still Got Lives” is a Student Film by Jan-Gerrit Seyler and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Submission – 7 Hours

This is the story of a long distance relationship and about how 7 hours can change everything. “7 Hours” is directed by the Kuwaiti filmmaker Farah Alhashim and it is a film in ÉCU2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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After-parties 2014

For this year, ÉCU, in association with Areabox, organized three after-parties, one after each day of the festival. Friday, April 4th Location: Peniche Concorde Atlantique – 23, Quai Anatole France 75007 Paris Time: 10:00 p.m. What: Live music hosted by ÉCU’s partner Access Film-Music. An experience dedicated to music, the festival and interacting with the amazingly diverse film going […]

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ÉCU 2014

ÉCU 2014- The 9th Annual European Independent Film Festival will take place from April 4th to 6th at Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, 75014 Paris. As well as the film screenings, festival attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an array of workshops as well as a series of ‘Meet the Directors‘ panel discussions, in […]

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New submission – “GREAT”

Have the Nazis ever watched Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’? “GREAT” is an European Comedy by Andreas Henn and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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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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New submission – “Desolate Road”

A couple on their way to start a new life runs into car trouble on a desolate road in Texas. “Desolate Road” is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Marwan Abderrazzaq and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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ÉCU’s partner: Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

For the second year in a row ÉCU has partnered up with the Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival, which is taking place between 19th and 25th of January 2014 in Luxor, Egypt. The location of Luxor is meaningful as it is a city in the upper Egypt in which cinema has disappeared in these […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2014

Submissions for ÉCU 2014 ARE NOW OPEN! **2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April** Submitting to ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is easy, just follow these 3 simple steps: STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY For detailed description of each film category please click below:  EUROPEAN CATEGORIES * Dramatic Feature * Dramatic Short […]

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Spotlight – Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother Kathleen Hathaway, who is also an actress, led Anne into pursuing her own career. She first gained major popularity in 2004 when “The Princess Diaries” was premiered. After that she has played in many major films such as […]

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New Submission – The Man Inside

In our new ÉCU 2014 submission “The Man Inside” we follow French documentarist Goury Karim on his journey to uncover the identity of his father. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what Karim has to deal with. //Le français Goury Karim à fait parvenir son nouveau documentaire à ÉCU 2014; dans “The […]

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New Submission – One Hundred Grams

Here’s the trailer for a new submission to ÉCU 2014’s Student Film category. ”One Hundred Grams”, directed by Bareun Jo and produced in the UK tells the story of a father, just released from jail, who seeks forgiveness from his family for the terrible crime he committed 5 years ago. Want to know more? Have […]

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New Submission – Sharia

”Sharia” coming from the US and directed by Anouar H. Smaine is ÉCU 2014’s new submission to the Non-European Dramatic Feature category. It tells the difficult love story about American Heather and Middle-Eastern Sofiane. Having different perspectives on their future plans, their relationship is at stake not because they want to stick to their cultural […]

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Spotlight – Atiq Rahimi

This week’s spotlight is presenting you Atiq Rahimi, a French-Afghan writer and filmmaker. Originally from Kabul, Rahimi was forced to leave his home country after the Soviet invasion and after a year of refuge in Pakistan he received political asylum in France where he started his career in television as a commercial and documentary producer. […]

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