ONE SHORT FILM FEST is Now Open for Entries

ÉCU’s partner festival THE IV ONE SHORT FILM FEST in Minsk announces a call for submissions for their annual event! The Festival’s main goal is to discover and support young filmmaker and creating a public meeting space for filmmakers, critics and the Belarusian audience. Filmmakers from around the word can participate in the festival! To […]

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New submission – And Then Something Happened

Follow Israeli director Avigdor Weil as he breaks free from his introverted life when he acquires the company of the young Dita and her neurotic mother, Zelda. This trailer submission for ÉCU 2014 invites the audience to join Avigdor in his new experiences with romance and friendship in this experimental film. //Suivez le réalisateur israélien […]

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New Submission – The Bernoulli Trial

This trailer submission for ÉCU 2014 is a modern compilation of vintage footage from Marilyn Monroe’s final film that reveals a haunting sense of insecurity. The Bernoulli Trial by UK director, Zhel, creates a surreal experience in this experimental short that will leave you feeling mystified. //La soumission de cette bande-annonce à l’ ÉCU 2014 […]

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New Submission – London Memory multi+city

Let the voices of Stephen Brennan and director Margarida Sardinha serenade your psychedelic senses in this visual feast known as London Memory multi+city. This trailer submitted for ÉCU 2014 is a collaborative experimental film between the UK and Portugal and is sure to trigger your senses. //Laissez les voix de Stephen Brennan et de la […]

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Partner Festival – Clare Valley Film Festival

ÉCU is proud to announce the partnership with the Clare Valley Film Festival located in Australia. Like ÉCU, Clare Valley Film Festival aims to spread that inspiring indie spirit by showcasing works from all over the world.  You can experience the festival’s variety of independent films at the annual showcase each and every November. Two short […]

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Spotlight – Javier Badem

Maybe now you know Bardem as the go-to-guy in Hollywood for playing villains with crazy hair, however as most European actors he got his start in the independent cinema. His first big break came with Jamon Jamon by Bigas Luna in 1992. The art house Spanish director has given Bardem his first small role in […]

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What to do in Paris in November

Warm jackets, thick scarves, frosty fingertips, and drippy umbrellas. Winter is among us. But even the cold can’t keep us away from the wondrous events November has in store for Paris. So bundle up, grab a friend, and explore the many artistic realms of this vast city. Event: In Bloom Birthday Party Swedish artist Molly […]

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October update

Cold and cloudy October is the perfect month for watching films. That is what we’re doing at the ÉCU office with all the new submissions rolling in and we want to watch your film as well! Submit it now as there’s only four weeks left for the first submission deadline. But do we just lay […]

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New Submission – Into the Shadows

Have you ever heard about the desperate underworld of Johannesburg? ”Into the Shadows”, the new submission to The European Documentary category, directed by Pep Bonet is a film about the many immigrants that come to South Africa in pursuit of a better life and end up in the terrible slum buildings of Johannesburg. Check out […]

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The End As The Start Of A New Beginning

Sometimes the “dark” past can become the spring of “enlightenment” of a new generation. More than four decades of communism in which culture was used only for propaganda purposes might seem a legacy difficult to overcome. But in the case of Romania the “grey” past wasn’t an obstacle but the source of inspiration for a […]

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10 Reasons to submit to ÉCU 2013

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. ÉCU presents you 10 reasons why you, as an independent filmmakers, should submit your film to ÉCU 2013. Be aware of your submission deadlines; Early Bird Deadline: November 18, 2012 Regular […]

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The Love Paradox – New Submission ÉCU 2013

The Love Paradox is a new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Non-European Dramatic Short category. This move from Puerto Rico shows you the live of Dr. William Campos, a respected astrophysicist in the 80’s. When he loses his wife in a car accident, he collapses into a downward spiral and his obsession to prove […]

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ÉCU 2013 OPENING UP SUBMISSIONS IN CANNES

To all filmmakers, of every language and origin: The European Independent Film Festival 2013 is open for submission!

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ÉCU 2013 Opening Up Submissions in Cannes

To all filmmakers, of every language and origin: The European Independent Film Festival 2013 is open for submission!

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival

The countdown has started, only five days to go until an event with one of the biggest media coverage in the world begins. The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival will commence May 16th, and conclude on May 27t. Our team from ÉCU will be there bringing our independent flavour, so be sure not to miss […]

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New submission – A Wonderful Day Trailer

New submission to ÉCU 2012 “A Wonderful Day”– The grandmother of an Israeli scientist tries to prevent him from going to Germany. – Check it out ! Une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012 – “A Wonderful Day” – la grand-mère d’un scientifique israélienne s’efforce de l’empêcher d’aller à l’Allemagne. Regardez!

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ECU 2012 New submission Interview ‘ Red in the Water’ – director Mikel Gurrea

By Alexander Acosta Osorio culturamas.es “Legend tells the hero cut off the head of Medusa and threw it to the water. However, the blood of that head became a red stone under the sea. That is the origin of coral. In the early 20th century, a deaf fisherman will bring the myth to life.” Mikel […]

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“Bright Night” Trailer – New Submission to ÉCU 2012

“Bright Night” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Nissan, an 11 year old girl, struggles alone with the loss of her father, while her mourning mother finds her ways to escape reality. Check it out ! « Bright night » est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012. Nissan, une jeune fille de 11 ans, […]

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