ÉCU-on-the-Road: MUSEfest

Our ÉCU-on-the-Road tour continues, allowing filmmakers who submit to us the opportunity to screen their films around the world. The next stop on the tour is the first edition of MUSEfest, taking place in London on November 29th. MUSEfest celebrates inspiring women in and around the global music scene. MUSEfest was founded by Zeb Achonu […]

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“With Time” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“With Time” by Malak Quota is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category Arab Special Section. Abandoned and locked in a room, two young sisters live their life indulging in fantasies and struggling through reality.

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“Killing My Girl” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Killing My Girl” by Tasos Giapoutzis is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category Student Film. A young South Asian woman lives away from home, in London, with her husband and in-laws. The film depicts her struggle to undergo sex-selective abortion against her will.

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “37°4 S” trailer

37°4 S is a film in the category European Dramatic Short, directed by Adriano Valerio. Nick and Anne, two teenagers, have known each other since their birth and are lovers since childhood. But Anne’s just made up her mind: she’s going to study in England, 6152 miles away from their small island in the Atlantic […]

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Spotlight: Ignas Jonynas

Français Ignas Jonynas is Lithuanian director who just released his first full-length film, THE GAMBLER. Before that Jonynas worked in the theatre for almost 10 years, had several shows in the radio, created couple of short films (SUNDAY AS IT IS and DANCING WORM) and was part of the first generation of Lithuania’s advertisers, thus […]

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“Beyond The Line” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

Beyond The Line is a film in the category Student Film, directed by Emilio Gamal Boutros. After nine months on strike, a Welsh miner goes back to work to provide for his family, becoming a traitor to his brother and his community.

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Spotlight: Chantal Akerman

Français Each year Sight & Sound updates their list of ‘The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time’. The huge jury of critics, programmers and academics came to the grand total of 846 while the number of films by female directors they chose was… 1. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE 1080 BRUXELLES (1975) by […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Our Father” trailer

In the category European Dramatic Short, “Our Father” by Artur Zaremba is the story of Lawrence, unable to find peace and connect with his mother, seeks distraction from his demons by volunteering for an emotional support helpline. A desperate phone call from a suicidal man makes him face the past and pushes the boy to […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Child K” trailer

“Child K” by Roberto De Feo and Vito Palumbo is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European Dramatic Short. Based on a true story. Pomssen. Saxony, 1937. Richard and Lina Kretschkopf are a young peasant couple who changed the German history.

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Cecilia’s House” trailer

“Cecilia’s House” by Clarissa Appelt is a new submission to ÉCU in the category Student Film. Cecilia is fourteen years old and home alone for two weeks. After mixed days of solitude and joy, Lorena, a mysterious companion, shows up in the house. After her new friend’s arrival, the house starts getting gradually emptier and […]

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“Alleycats” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Alleycats” by Ian Bonhôte is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category European Dramatic Short. Fast, dangerous and unsettling, Alleycats by Ian Bonhôte is a tense urban thriller set against the backdrop of an underground activity, which is at the cutting edge of urban subculture.

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Spotlight: Robert Rodríguez

Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer and musician – a 360 degrees artist made in Texas, USA. This week ÉCU is focusing on a big master of pulp filmmaking tradition, a b-movie lover, a creative man that still inspires the whole indie film world: Robert Rodríguez. He was rejected by film schools but his passion […]

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August Newsletter Update

Suddenly summer is over again; without warning, you are delved into a crowded metro station with your rainy coat and a nostalgic look. Sure, summer may leave you nice and bronzed but there is so much to look forward in autumn – mornings will be golden and misty, falling leaves, an excuse for hot drinks… […]

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Spotlight: Léa Seydoux

In her childhood she had wanted to become an opera singer but gave up that dream because of her timid nature. At the age of 18 she became interested in acting and not only did she manage to overcome her shyness, in only 10 years she managed to play some of the most provocative film […]

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Spotlight: Robin Williams

On Monday, August 11th 2014, the planet of cinema stopped as the death of Robin Williams was announced. The American actor’s passing triggered a surge of homages. At ÉCU, we would like to salute him by dedicating our this week’s spotlight to this great man. Massive homages have been made to the actor Robin Williams […]

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Spotlight: Richard Linklater

As BOYHOOD – the last film of Richard Linklater – is screened at the cinema now, we decided to dedicate this week’s spotlight to this American director. Richard Linklater was born in 1960 in Houston, Texas. Far from having an already traced path dedicated to cinema, Richard Linklater dropped his studies at the university to […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Intrinsic Moral Evil” trailer

“Intrinsic Moral Evil” by Harm Weistra is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European Dramatic Short. Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play a game with the viewer’s perception and expectations: is it a memory, a dream, a search […]

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Spotlight: Scarlett Johansson

Français While still being under 30, this actress can already count two decades of acting career with a list of roles from seductive beauty to the girl next-door or super power woman. She is called the muse for several famous directors and not only because of her stunning looks but also for her unforgettable and […]

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