Vermin

“Vermin”, directed by Adi gelbart, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When three creatures mysteriously appear on earth, the authorities observe them and try to make sense of their peculiar actions. At first the creatures harmlessly wander the fields. Then they are seen collecting plant seeds for growing gigantic onions and lettuce. But when […]

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2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were […]

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Legalize

“Legalize” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‘Legalize’ presents the hard-hitting facts of the costs to the U.S. of its current marijuana laws and the huge benefits that can be reaped by ending this era’s disastrous prohibition policy. It compares the current failed drug policies with the failed 1920’s-era alcohol prohibition, and weaves facts […]

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New Festival Partnership: CinemadaMare Film Festival

ÉCU is proud to announce our latest festival partner CinemadaMare, based out of Rome, Italy. Below are some facts and figures about the festival! The “CinemadaMare” film festival was started in 2003, but eight years of exciting work have earned it a number of distinctions. 1. “CinemadaMare” is the biggest gathering of young filmmakers coming […]

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Live at Cannes

Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring: Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips So stay tuned for more! _______________________________________________________________________ 21.05 Last day in Cannes. […]

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To Honor Asphodels

“To Honor Asphodels” is an official selection of ÉCU 2012, directed by Yana Alliata. Arnaud, the thief, wanders inadvertently onto an estate that curiously echoes the Greek underworld. Before he recognizes the precariousness of his circumstance, the gate closes behind him, imprisoning him with characters whose suffering will force him to unearth his forgotten humanity. […]

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Follow-Up Performance Review: The Living Theatre – A Day in the Life of Paris

The Living Theatre Performance Review By Jen Wallace and Marc Rickenbach As a follow up to our article on The Living Theatre press event, we went to see the final performance presented by the actors after their two day participation with the Bilingual Acting Workshop. The workshop was overseen by Judith Malina herself, founder of […]

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ÉCU Attends 9th Annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria

ÉCU recently attended the 9th annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival which ran from June 18 to June 25 and took place in Balchik, Bulgaria to network, meet new talent and enjoy the black sea! Winners of the event can be found at this link: http://www.inthepalace.com/en/2011/news ÉCU vient d’assister au 9è Film Festival “In The […]

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METACHAOS

“METACHAOS”, competing in the experimental film category, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When two dichotomous and diametrically opposed reality meet and mix, we enter into the Metachaos… “METACHAOS” en compétition dans la catégorie des films expérimentaux, est une sélection officielle d’ÉCU 2012. Lorsque deux mondes dichotomiques et diamétralement opposés se rencontrent et se […]

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New G-Tech Europe Facebook Page

Check out the new G-Technology by Hitachi Europe Facebook Page (click the screen shot below), and get the details on their 2011 Driven Creativity Competition ! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ it ! Jetez un œil à la nouvelle Page Facebook de G-Tech Europe (cliquez la capture d’écran au-dessous) et découvrez tout les détails à propos […]

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Donate and Support the Three Peaks Challenge

ÉCU would like to inform all our festival fans that starting today, June 23rd, a Hitachi team of eight will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain endurance test where participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. The team will attempt to summit all three mountains in less […]

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G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2011

Grand prize of €5,000 up for grabs in the G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011 Entry now open online and is free! Open to talented professional and non-professional filmmakers, entrants will have the chance for their hard work and creative ambitions to be recognized and rewarded. Winners and runners-up will be awarded stylish G-Technology external hard […]

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New And For Sale – “Candid”

Here is a short preview to New And For Sale’s music video “Candid” by filmmaker Andreas Janzen is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. Deep down in his lonely mansion, Cody Runner feels haunted by the beast in himself. In a city, where planes fly deep and lightning strikes in dangerous heights, he seeks help in […]

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Terms of Employment

“Terms of Employment” by filmmaker Glynn Turner is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. A young woman gets stuck in an elevator with a man who’s lost his mind because of how his boss has mistreated him. The man has decided to go in and take care of his boss ‘his own way’ today and then […]

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The Rhythm of My Life

“The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would […]

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“Reality Bites”

REALITY BITES NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma FREE ENTRY A party with live music, images, and stories of new productive experiences. With the participation of: Martha Capello President A.G.P.C. Association Young Film Producers Scott […]

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ÉCU lastest blog: End of Cannes Film Festival 2011

Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to the end of its 12 day run, we can say that 2011 was full of change and excitement! Lots of fun, but definitely lots of work and preparation as well! The Closing Ceremony dished out all the glamour that we have come to expect from the […]

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