ÉCU’s Guide to the Indie Film Scene in…Italy!

This year ÉCU Official Selection includes four Italian films. Therefore we would like to write something about the Italian Independent Cinema, which has one of the oldest and richest history and big influence on other independent film scenes all over the world. ÉCU collected some of the interesting facts of the Italian Independent scene. The […]

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ECU’S GUIDE TO INDIE FILM SCENE IN…FRANCE

It is a real challenge to put all the relevant information about French independent cinema into one article.  The French cinema in general has always been an opposition to the mainstream Hollywood. Let’s start from the beginning, literally.  The  French Lumière brothers, or to be more precise Louis Lumière is credited for being the inventor […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to Indie Film Scene in…Germany!

ÉCU 2013 Official Selection contains eight indie films from Germany. But what do we know about German independent cinema? Right now it is famous for the science fiction drama Cloud Atlas (2012) directed and produced by Tom Tykwer, Lana and Andy Wachowski, which is claimed to be the most expensive independent film of all times […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to the indie film scene in…Russia

ÉCU has five Russian indie films in its Official Selection 2013, so it’s time to have look at the independent film scene of the biggest country in the world which is spread across Europe and Asia and includes many different nationalities. A picture of Russian independent cinema is somehow connected with the picture of a […]

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ÉCU’s guide to Indie Film Scene in…the Arab World

The 8th edition of ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival has created a new category this year, “ÉCU-Special-Section” that will feature innovative Arab filmmakers. The winner of this category will receive the Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking. This award dedicated to the memory of outstanding Arab producer and filmmaker Ahmed Khedr can only […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to Indie Film Scene in…Mexico

“In Mexico everybody makes movies for all the right reasons, none of which are to get rich.”– Alfonso Cuarón There are definitely three things to say about Mexican cinema: it is very popular, it has influence over cinemas of the world and it is in general independent. In Mexican independent films you can see the […]

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ÉCU’s guide to indie film scene in… the USA

Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, was held this past 17th to 27th of January. Celebrating the best American indie films from Sundance ÉCU has collected 5 facts you definitely need to know about American independent cinema. 1. What is independent? Despite the definition of independent cinema […]

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ÉCU’s guide to the indie film scene in the Netherlands: IFAN

To show the independent film scene in the Netherlands ÉCU have decided to take a look at its partner IFAN (Independent Film Artists Network) which make the independent cinema in the Netherlands possible. IFAN  was establised in 2010 by two young passioned filmmakers Oscar Paling and Jurriaan Strous. IFAN is a network and production company […]

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Indian Independent Film Scene

Indian Indie Film is a film without songs.© Cinema in India is a mass industry and belongs to the most important forms of entertainment. Colourful Bollywood films provide the picture of glamour and kitsch, a perfect world where the singing and dancing never stop and all the love stories have inevitable happy endings. On the […]

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