Interviews with Manlio Rocchetti and Rodolofo Bianchi

Accademia Nazionale del Cinema: the tricks of the trade of an Oscar Prize and a King of dubbers. Last month ÉCU on the road, made a stop in Bologna, at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema, for a double screening! The Accademia hosts five courses attended by students from over 60 Italian cities. The original mission, […]

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Minuto 200

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU Une vieille femme qui vit seule se résigne à attendre la mort, persuadé que ça va venir frapper à sa porte dès qu’elle a vendu la dernière minute du temps d’antenne une téléphone portable. n old woman who lives alone resigns herself to waiting for death, convinced that it will come […]

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Case Study – Crowd-funding a film – “Postcards from Paris”

Andrew Shermin shares his experience of making a film and using crowdfunding. This summer I shot a documentary about Paris that I produced myself, and am now trying to use crowd-funding to finish it. The concept was simple: a vision of Paris that was taken straight from reality, just a camera and a tripod on […]

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Leap Before You Look Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Faced with his wife’s desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation. What emerges is an intimate story, peppered with humor and poignancy, where memories and present moments converge in […]

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The Hunt Teaser

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 A pair of young women run for their lives amongst the decay of a fallen civilization. However, the question beckons, exactly what are you willing to do to survive? Une paire de jeunes femmes fonctionner pendant leur vie au milieu de la désintégration d’une civilisation déchue. Cependant, la question fait […]

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“House” – New Submission to ÉCU

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY Music video for band Cool Fun… From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl. Les poupées élégante devenue à la vie dans les crevasses d’une maison décrépite, surveillé par une […]

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Hardly Bear to Look at You Trailer (revised)

A “feinschmecker” tries to seize his last chance of happiness with a beautiful street performer.

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Watersprite Student Film Festival

Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival – *Call for Entries* For the third year running, Cambridge is hosting a vibrant student film festival, showcasing works from around the world alongside a diverse programme of free events. Already growing in leaps and bounds, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward emerging talent, inspire and educate young […]

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eMANNzipation Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Dominik, a man who has lost everything. His wife, son, job, house – even his pride. Financially and emotionally bankrupt he enters Berlins first and only Maennerhaus – a shelter for battered men. He meets Holger the director of the house and its members. After a psychiatric examination by the […]

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November Intern Buzz – Ed Millar

Hi, I’m Ed Millar and I’m the intern buzz for November! I started here at ÉCU as an intern in August involved in the creative content side of the festival, and have recently been promoted to Communications Officer, which I’m obviously very happy about, and I love being part of the ÉCU team. Since I’ve […]

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G-Technology streams live Above and Beyond gig on Facebook

Last night G-Technology streamed an exclusive gig from a secret London venue live through its Facebook pages to thousands of Above and Beyond fans and the G-Technology Driven Community. Allowing people to enjoy the experience of a live gig from the comfort of their own home is just another way people are now experiencing music. […]

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Kabelvåg Kunstfilmfestival, Norway

The Kabelvåg Kunstfilmfestival is finally seeing daylight this November, after local initiatives have materialized into more than just after-party-ideas in early hours of the morning. The small village of Kabelvåg has its roots deep in the fishing traditions of northern Norway. Despite location half-way to the North Pole, the village also boasts a well-established film […]

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ÉCU Firsts – a new category is launched!

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is giving first-time filmmakers an even greater chance getting their work seen at the ÉCU Film Festival in Paris on the March 30th to April 1st 2012. If you enter your FIRST EVER short film (made after Jan 2010) into the ÉCU FIRSTS category, ÉCU will waive the submission […]

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Die Farbe Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 A film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Colour Out of Space’. An unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the “blasted heath” in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. Listening to the experiences of an old man by the name of Ammi […]

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ÉCU Special Screening Event

You are invited to ÉCU’s Special Film Screening at Cafe Coutume , 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris (Map) on Tuesday, November 15 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm. ÉCU will showcase 5 films from its 2011 festival (click for trailer): Never Winter Invertebrate Urban Sounds Todor and Petru Le Miroir   The event promises to be […]

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FootageFirm and VideoBlocks

ÉCU is happy to present its new sponsors, Footage Firm and VideoBlocks. Footage Firm: Footage Firm is the leader in providing HD and SD royalty-free stock footage from around the world. We currently provide hundreds of US cities, international locations, and specialty reels at unbeatable prices, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All of our footage […]

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Kadi Lokk, our festival manager’s Call for Submissions to ÉCU 2012!

Our esteemed festival manager, Kadi Lokk, wants YOU to submit to ÉCU 2012! Once your done laughing, make sure you don’t miss the EARLYBIRD dealine on November 20th!

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Departure Teaser

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Two astronauts fight for survival and the chance to return home, after their ship suffers a water leak. Deux astronautes lutte pour la survie et la chance de rentrer chez eux, après que leur navire subit une fuite d’eau.

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