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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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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July Newsletter Update

The hot and humid summer days have arrived to Paris among with hordes of tourists reminding everybody that it is a high time for holidays. However, at ÉCU we combine work with fun (no, we do not wear bikinis in the office and drink margaritas the whole day long). So while having the best summer […]

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“Keeper” – a new submission to ÉCU 2015!

“Keeper”, a student film by Stacy Moon is a new submission to ÉCU 2015. A woman is tethered to her middle-of-nowhere home to take care of her dangerous younger brother. Feeling lonely and fed up with her brother’s indirect threats, she decides to call a company that sends a man to have dinner with her.

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New submission for ÉCU 2015 – D.I.Y.!

A new submission for ÉCU 2015 in the European Dramatic Short category! Check out “D.I.Y.” , directed by Josh Trigg and Mitch Kalisa! Une nouvelle soumission pour ÉCU 2015 dans le catégorie du court-métrage dramatique européen ! Regardez “D.I.Y.”, réalisé par Josh Trigg et Mitch Kalisa!

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Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014

Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014. The final deadline is just around the corner – you only have until January 12th to submit and become part of Europe’s Premier Independent Film Festival. C’est le dernier, dernier moment pour souscrire votre film au Festival Européen du Film Indépendant 2014. Allons y VITE…

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Spotlight – Lupita Nyong’o

Français January is the first year of the month but in the film industry it is also the first month of award season. So to inaugurate award season for this week’s spotlight we chose a newcomer that is the talk of Tinseltown. Lupita Nyong’o with her first appearance on screen has managed to steal the […]

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Let The Films Speak

Let the films speak – some of the “Official Selection” films from past editions of ÉCU will tell you why you should submit your work to the 9th edition of the festival. The final deadline is on January 12th, so not much time left… Laissons les images parler. Quelques uns des films de la sélection […]

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Live -Compete-Submit

Only couple of days to submit to ÉCU 2014. You can make beautiful films but if you do not share them with the world then what is the point? The final deadline is January 12th, hurry up! Il ne vous reste que deux jours pour inscrire votre film a ÉCU. Quel est le but de […]

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Zapping – Submit to ÉCU

Indie films, workshops, parties, networking opportunities, ceremonies…You can be part of all that and so much more – the only thing you need to do is to submit your work to ÉCU 2014…Only couple of days left until the final deadline January 12th. Indie Films, séminaires, soirées, opportunités de réseau, cérémonies…tu peux participer à tout […]

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ÉCU 2014 teaser DEADLINE

Submit your film to ÉCU 2014 and get the chance to screen your film in Paris – city of lights. Don’t miss the final deadline January 12th!! Présentez votre film à ÉCU 2014 et saisissez l’opportunité de voir votre film projeté à Paris, Ville-Lumière. Attention, la dernière date limite est fixée au 12 janvier !

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The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton – Trailer

“The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 by Egyptian filmmaker Daniel Gerges. After losing his identity overnight, Paul Hamilton has to decide whether to live as Paul in a world that rejects him, or as Elmore in a world he despises. Check out the trailer. “Les trois suicides de […]

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Submissions to ÉCU 2014 are closing

Submissions for ÉCU 2014 ARE CLOSING SOON! **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 – Top in Indie in 2013

Français A good way to start 2014 would be to catch up with the indie films of last year that you have yet to see ! Here are some suggestions ! First on the list would be the most talked about indie film of the year. The film comes from France and its name is […]

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New Submission – Unplugged

“Unplugged” is a submission to ÉCU 2014. An existential allegory about music played on tree leaves, humorously rattling between the most primitive of instruments and the most universal escapism of music. Check out the trailer! “Unplugged a été soumis à ÉCU 2014. Une allégorie existentielle à propos de musique, jouée humouristiquement sur des feuilles d’arbres, […]

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New Submission – Parts of Disease

“Parts of Disease” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. On a cross-country trip to visit sites of US terrorism, four friends confront true stereotypes. Check out the trailer! “Parts of disease” est un des nouveaux films soumis à ÉCU 2014. Lors d’un voyage à travers le pays pour découvrir les sites américains du terrorisme, […]

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Spotlight – Coen Brothers

Français It seems there is a common thread that binds great filmmakers, their fascination of storytelling through a lens starts at a very early age. The Coen Brothers are no exception, Joel as a child chose to spend his money from lawn mowing to a Vivitar Super 8 camera. And from then on the Coen […]

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New Submission – I Don’t Care

“I Don’t Care” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Ollie, young ‘mum to be’ faces the possibility of having a child with Down’s Syndrome. Take a look at the trailer! “I Don’t Care” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2014. Ollie, est enceinte et découvre qu’elle risque de donner naissance à un bébé atteint […]

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