24 lies a second: An Interactive Film Project

When ÉCU—The European Independent Film Festival travels the world to find the best independent films, we find some amazing people along the way. One of our team members had the pleasure of meeting French film collector and leading figure, Bruno Bouchard, at the Festival de Cannes earlier this season. He told us about his ongoing […]

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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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Reasons to Submit to ÉCU 2014

ÉCU’s late deadline is approaching, you only have until January 5th to submit your films to the festival. Still not sure why you should do that? Well, we will give you 7 simple reasons. Be prepared! Reason #1: GET SEEN by industry professionals, cinema lovers, other filmmakers, members of the press, distributors… Reason #2 : […]

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New Submission – Only Fair

New ÉCU 2014 submission coming from Austria. Directed by Peter Rautek, “Only Fair” is a new entry in the European Experimental Category. The short film Only Fair travels through the history of mankind. During this journey man has increasingly distanced from nature and lost the sense for what really matters in the end. But fatal […]

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New Submission – Le livre des morts

A new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the European Experimental Film Category comes from France. “Le livre des morts” directed by Alain Escalle is set in the rubble of a neighborhood slated for demolition, somewhere in Eastern Europe, Mikhail is grappling with his own personal demons, in the course of an ultimate journey among the […]

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New Submission – Submissa

“Submissa” is a new entry to ÉCU 2014 in the European Experimental Film category. Directed by Tiago Andre Pereira, the film tells the mysterious story of a girl that is trapped in a submissive religious group. A nonlinear narrative that intrigues the viewer. It is not clear what we watch: it is either the real […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2014

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 that make their stories a reality. Through this dedicated quest and passion […]

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ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

James McAleer is a winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2011 for Invertebrate the Movie. Check out his interview with ÉCU and see what he has been up to since winning the award. Also check out his article to us here! James Mcaleer est le laurét du prix du meilleur Film Expérimental de ÉCU […]

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ÉCU Alumni – Interview with James McAleer

1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a […]

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ElectroMagnetic Dreams Trailer

“Electromagnetic Dreams” directed by Tara Mahapatra is competing in the European Experimental Film category for ÉCU 2012. Combining drawings, film and writing, Electromagnetic Dreams charts the nocturnal events of one distant sultry summer night. A body levitates, objects dissolve and the invisible becomes magnified into a teeming vista of electromagnetic pulsations. Filmed in various Palaeolithic […]

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