SPOTLIGHT – SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER

Français Is it possible to shoot a full-feature film in one single take and still succeed to make a broad audience watch it and like it? German filmmaker and actor Sebastian Schipper proved you can do it! When his newest film “Victoria” came out this summer, it blew the spectators mind’s twice. Firstly, by delivering […]

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SPOTLIGHT – NANNI MORETTI

  Français European wide known, Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti is definetely a unique, quirck character. His career begins with a Super-8 camera, bought after having sold his stamps collection at the age of twenty, and no previous experience whatsoever. Starting off with two parodic short films about bourgeois contradictions (Paté de Bourgeois) and 68’ militants’ […]

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SPOTLIGHT – SHIA LABEOUF

Français There’s something about Disney stars going bad that makes for such addicting media fodder. Young people shed their wholesome baby faces to make way for chiseled features paired with a matured presence emphasizing sexual confidence for girls, virility for boys. The transition is a gateway to Hollywood’s big leagues, and is rarely a smooth […]

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WHAT DO TO IN PARIS IN DECEMBER

Français  Art Ragnar Kjartansson, Seul celui qui connaît le desir – Palais de Tokyo, Until 10th January Palais de Tokyo is presenting the first solo show in France of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (born in 1976, lives and works in Reykjavik) whose singular work is a cross between performance and cinema, sculpture and opera, plein […]

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ÉCU NOVEMBER UPDATES

Français  This November has been a sad month here in Paris. Despite the horrific events that took place 13th November 2015, we here in Paris and around the world must keep on keeping on. More than ever are our voices and freedom needing to be expressed and film, particularly independent film vehicles this freedom. With […]

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SUBMISSION TRAILERS ÉCU 2016

“Blue Eyed Boy” is a Non-European Dramatic Short film by Masoud Soheili and Amir masoud Soheili.   “Bola Cá, Bola Lá” is a Student film directed by Luis Sousa.   “The Cork Justifies The Means” is an European Dramatic Short film directed by Mihai Ionescu.   “Zoe & Julie – Hidden Marks” is an European […]

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SPOTLIGHT – CHRISTINA RICCI

Français In the history of moody and dark attractive girls stands Christina Ricci at the very center. Round beady eyes with a petite frame withstanding the force of her intelligently sized head, Ricci set the tone for weird-is-the-new-sexy along with black-will-always-stay-the-new-black for generations of moody and dark attractive girls to come. Frankly put, she is […]

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ÉCU-IN-TANGIER

Français This month we have been non stop travelling! Next stop: Tangiers, Morocco for the 8th edition of our partner festival, Tangier International Film Festival from 20th to 24th October. The festival will take place at the cinema Roxy with an Official selection of 35 films making up the Documentary Short and Fiction Short categories. […]

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ÉCU-IN-AARHUS

Français From the 16th to 18th October ÉCU will be in Aarhus, Denmark to take part in one of its Nordic partner festivals, Aarhus Independent Pixels, a new Nordic short film and photography festival. Located in the centre of Aarhus, it aims to give support and promote young, independent artists up to the age of […]

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ÉCU AUGUST UPDATES

Français   With August ending we all start to long for careless summer, as autumn is on the doorstep, quietly reminding about the work that has been postponed.  And yet the month of September promises a lot of new exciting things to do in Paris. Walking through the streets you notice that not only trees are […]

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ÉCU JULY UPDATES

Français   The holiday fever is already halfway through. Paris seems to be more relaxed than ever, though things never stop buzzling around.  There are many exciting activities to indulge yourself into – all the culture events, or simply drinks and sun at the Paris Plage. This year fireworks on the National Bastille Day were spectacular […]

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ÉCU JUNE UPDATES

Français   The sun, the smiles and so the summer is on in never-sleeping Paris. Little fun is always needed and of course as everyone else, our team enjoys getting some fresh air outside of the office. Still, the midsummer-the shortest night of the year has already passed and we are here to remind you guys […]

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ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, ITALY

Français   ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, Rome ITALY ÉCU’s partner festival MashRome Film Festival is the first film festival in Italy to showcase mash up, remix and experimental cinema. Their main focus is to contribute to the promotion of innovation and original works created through processes of renewal, growth and evolution of cinematographic language. Mixing […]

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ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest, ROMANIA

Français   ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest  ÉCU’s partner festival Arkadia ShortFest is young but already well-established international short film festival, taking place in Băicoi City, Prahova County, Romania. The first edition of Arkadia ShortFest took place in July 2014. The festival screened twenty-eight short films, hosted a workshop dedicated to film and organised an exhibition of […]

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ÉCU May Updates

Français     Our team has been enjoying the spring sunshine and preparing for the next edition of ÉCU. Couple of really exciting news here: firstly, the new dates for our XI edition have been announced – mark your calendars for April 8-9-10, 2016 for the coolest indie fun ever. Secondly, ÉCU is now opened for […]

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ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival

Français   ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival We are happy that Cabriolet Film Festival based in Lebanon has been ÉCU’s festival partner for several years now. Each year the festival puts together an amazing three consecutive nights of screenings on Gemmayzeh Stairs in the heart of Beirut City. Their 2015 festival is taking place between May […]

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ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition

Français   ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition ÉCU’s partner festival, The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through CVFF’s educational programmes, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley. Dan Bradley, the […]

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ÉCU 2016 Call for Submissions

Whether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain-driven ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries. Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on […]

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