ÉCU on the small screen – Partnership with Canal 180

ÉCU and Canal 180 A new television channel on the Portuguese cable TV scene totally dedicated to culture. ÉCU is pleased to present its new media partner: OSTV and its channel Canal 180. Canal 180 is an award-winning independent television project designed to cover a wide spectrum of cultural activity in Portugal. It is committed […]

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ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November

ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells […]

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ÉCU in Georgia Review Video

Check our our video review of everything that happened in Georgia! Interviews with ÉCU staff, photos of the event and video coverage all in one place!

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The Early Bird Deadline is in just 2 days!

Don’t miss the ÉCU European Independent Film Festival EarlyBird deadline on November 20th – submit your film today!

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ÉCU’s CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ANIMATION

ÉCU’s CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! A quirky animation showing you the road to ÉCU! Don’t miss our EarlyBird Deadline – November 20th 2011

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Angels without Wings

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 The in-depth story and thirteen year journey of one extraordinary pilot who lost her career and health to what many say is aviation’s biggest cover up. This film relives the story of Melbourne born Susan Michealis through extensive footage and interviews. La profondeur et l’histoire de treizeans de voyage d’unepilote […]

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Sweet Focus trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 “Eva has lived in the mountains her whole life taking care of her grandmother. While she grieves over her grandmother’s death, she gets a visit from her sister. The two are opposites but over time their personalities merge. Ultimately, Anna stays in the mountains, while Eva leaves to pursue her […]

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Camera Obscura Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Maria lives inside her Camera Obscura, until the day she feels that things outside are changing and no one seems to notice those changes. And Maria realizes that sometimes you need to create projections in order to make the others see.

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Senza Sponde TRAILER

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Rome, 15 august. A man is lost in his thoughts. Thoughts which go beyond those of a normal day, thoughts on that which can be defined as ‘great themes’, thoughts which usually belongs more to the philosopher than to a professional like him. His contacts with the personnel or his […]

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G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, ‘We Miss You’ by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies […]

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Mary and Bill- new ÉCU submission!

A documentary following two elderly athletes, Mary Stroebe, a 90-year-old triathlete, and Bill Wambach, an 83-year-old high jumper. Mary has just broken her leg while down hill skiing and Bill, who smoked for 45 years, is recovering from a heart attack. Despite doctors orders, both decide to train and compete in their respective events. Mary […]

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October Newsletter Update

By Ed Millar Suddenly, Paris has become a lot colder and it’s fair to say that autumn is definitely here to stay. Luckily though ÉCU hasn’t been spending much time in Paris at all this month! The first adventure abroad was when ÉCU went to Raindance in London in October to check out what is […]

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October Intern Buzz

Check out our October Intern Buzz, by Iwan Onur, our graphic design intern. He has created a one-panel internship guide, and his own hommage to Stanley Pickle…

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Der Besuch Trailer

New Submission to ÉCU 2012 – Der Besuch is a great animation mixing tragedy, comedy, fantasy and reality to tell the story of an old woman cooking a meal for her dead friends… Intrigued? Watch the trailer to find out more! /// Nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012 – Der Besuch est une animation qui mélangea […]

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The Punishment – NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2011 YOUTH

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 YOUTH CATEGORY Synopsis: Alessio, caught by the headmaster painting a mural at school, tries to justify himself by saying he didn’t realise he was actually inside the school as he was listening to rock music “… it gives him such a rush”. As a punishment he has to clean the […]

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Interview with Vicky Mather, Director of “Stanley Pickle”

Hi Vicky! ÉCU here. We’ve never met, but your film ‘Stanley Pickle’ won the prize for ‘Best Student Film’ and we all absolutely loved it. How did you find out about ÉCU in the first place? I found out about ÉCU by searching for festivals in Paris- from the website it looked really active, and […]

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Reading Together Trailer

New submission to Youth Category of ÉCU 2012 – “Reading Together” tells the story of a girl She ignores her surroundings, until the moment she meets a stranger on her everyday drive to school. Could this be the first ever Youth Category winner? /// Nouvelle soumission à “Film des Jeunes Réalisateurs Européens » d’ÉCU 2012 […]

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ÉCU goes to Silhouette Short Film Festival

Silhouette Film Festival – Parc de Buttes Chaumont, Paris. By Ed Millar and Jen Wallace An intrepid gang of ÉCUers made their way to the beautiful Parc de Buttes Chaumont to watch one night of the Silhouette Film Festival. The film festival is in its 10th year and is an outdoor event with films from […]

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