ÉCU goes to Naperville Independent Film Festival

  Now that the autumn season is quickly on our heels and a number of our impressive and innovative partnerships will be hosting their annual film festival functions in the coming months – comprising of eclectic film screenings, interactive workshops and distinguished panel discussions – we are thrilled to announce the return of the 9th […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: JULIETA

  Almodóvar returns with his triumphant 20th feature film, Julieta (2016), undeniably rivalling the seductively psychological narratives, enrapturing emotional cartwheeling and evocatively chromatic visuals of his legendary works – from the exhilaratingly dark Live Flesh (1997), to the intensely passionate Broken Embraces (2009) and the melancholically heart-rending Talk to Her (2002) – all while presenting […]

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Spotlight: Wes Anderson

“I don’t know what is in store for the movie business any better than anybody else does, but it does seem like my kind of movies are a little trickier than it used to be – or maybe a lot trickier.” Wes Anderson In contrast to most blockbuster films today, it is impossible to to […]

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Jerry Maguire

Let’s give it up for the good guys capable of keeping their heads above water in the ugliness of the corporate rat race. If everyone had a dollar for each time a decent person got lost in the hustle that is corporate life, we’d all be rich by now. Jerry Maguire of the eponymous film […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2016

The Independent European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award winners for 2016. After screening, 77 films from 31 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in […]

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What to do in Paris in April

ÉCU 2016 – The European Independent Film Festival 11th edition On April 8th 9th 10th will be in Paris the 11th edition of  ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Discover the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. This year we have 77 films from 33 different countries, 14 categories and 25 awards.   […]

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ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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Opening Night reviews

ÉCU 2016 Opening Night Film Reviews BOX by Mathias Askeland (Norway) Watch two people show you the complacency that settles with long-term relationships in five minutes. The shelf life of their romance has expired and comfort has lodged between them like a thorn to the side, when thorns come in the form of passive-aggressive accusations of relationship […]

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Launch Party Activities

ÉCU 2016 LAUNCH PARTY ACTIVITIES Here’s the program for the soirée: – 08:15 p.m. : Presentation of the festival – 08:35 p.m. : MILKY WAY – 09:30 p.m. : Festival’s President and manager speeches and introduction of the filmmakers – 09:45 p.m. : THE SANDCHERRIES – 10:40 p.m. : TARA WHO? – 11:30 p.m. : […]

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ÉCU 2016 Workshops

WORKSHOP #1 Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales Where: Les 7 Parnassiens (Grande Salle) When: Saturday, April 9th // 10:30 – 11:30 The topic of this workshop is sourcing finance for English-language independent films, dealing with sales agents, and selling independent films on the international markets. Gareth Jones is an industry […]

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WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN MARCH

ECU LAUNCH PARTY – MARCH 16 from 19.30h – Supersonic (FREE ENTRANCE)  The 11th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival will be taking place this year on April 8th-10th but before the actual festival, we’d like to invite you all to our Launch Party to get a taste of what this year’s […]

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ÉCU AUGUST UPDATES

Français   With August ending we all start to long for careless summer, as autumn is on the doorstep, quietly reminding about the work that has been postponed.  And yet the month of September promises a lot of new exciting things to do in Paris. Walking through the streets you notice that not only trees are […]

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ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, ITALY

Français   ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, Rome ITALY ÉCU’s partner festival MashRome Film Festival is the first film festival in Italy to showcase mash up, remix and experimental cinema. Their main focus is to contribute to the promotion of innovation and original works created through processes of renewal, growth and evolution of cinematographic language. Mixing […]

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ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest, ROMANIA

Français   ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest  ÉCU’s partner festival Arkadia ShortFest is young but already well-established international short film festival, taking place in Băicoi City, Prahova County, Romania. The first edition of Arkadia ShortFest took place in July 2014. The festival screened twenty-eight short films, hosted a workshop dedicated to film and organised an exhibition of […]

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ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition

Français   ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition ÉCU’s partner festival, The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through CVFF’s educational programmes, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley. Dan Bradley, the […]

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ÉCU 2016 Call for Submissions

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. Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MICHEL OCELOT

  Français   This Friday’s genre is animation! ÉCU wants to give the Spotlight to the creative and artistic man, the creator of the awesome masterpieces in the animation world like Kirikou et La Sorcière and Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot, who treats his works truly from his heart and soul! Michel Ocelot is a French […]

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LIVE FROM ÉCU 2015 – Cinema Les 7 Parnassiens

Watch us live during ÉCU 2015 – The European Independent Film Festival at Les 7 Parnassiens.  Here are some moments that will be available live on our website: FRIDAY APRIL 10TH 7 PARNASSIENS 18:40 – 19:00 : VIP area 19:55 – 20:10 : Opening Night Speeches 21:22 – 22:00 : Opening Night Directors Q&A “The Dandelion” “Ambition” […]

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