ÉCU’s partner: Video Blocks

  ÉCU’s partner VideoBlocks is America’s #4 fastest-growing media company, according to Inc. Magazine and its prestigious Inc. 500 list. VideoBlocks.com, the first subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty–free stock video and audio downloads, reported three-year revenue growth of 1,606%, propelling the company into the top 250 across all businesses nationwide. 2012 was the first year Video Blocks […]

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WHAT TO DO IN PARIS THIS DECEMBER

Even if Paris is not covered with snow like most of France and even Central Europe, December is just magnificent. The city is covered with oceans of light: between and on the houses, on the trees,  and even on the entrance to the metro. Shops seem to compete in window decoration, all so colorful, artistic […]

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Ukrainian independent cinema as a social phenomenon

Not much is known about Ukranian film industry, and less still is known about the Ukrainian independent film industry. When we talk about the Ukrainian independent film scene, we talk about “new Ukrainian cinema”, which is quite a social and political phenomenon in this country. The indie scene has become more visible since the last […]

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Winner of the Best Director at ÉCU 2012 – Blerta Zeqiri for her short film “The Return”

The winner of Best Director at ÉCU 2012 was Blerta Zeqiri for directing her short film The Return (orig. Khtimi) (2011). It was the first film from Kosovo to appear at the Sundance Film Festival, earning itself the Jury Prize in Short Film, International Fiction this year. The short features the return home of a […]

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Carl(a) – Trailer

Carl(a) is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. While Carla, a male to female preoperative trans gender contemplates on how to come up the the cash needed to complete her transition, she meets Sam, a heterosexual guy who likes her the way she is. But when Carla suddenly gets the funds needed for her transition […]

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The New Kid on the Action Camera Block

Action camera shots edited by ÉCU Partner, ZS2 Media.   The action camera market, previously dominated by GoPro now has new products pouring in from Sony, Contour, and JVC that are smaller in size and action-ready than ever before. The film industry has recently discovered the value of the smaller, more convenient DSLR cameras, which […]

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Interview with Award-winning Filmmaker Victoria Mather

Scott Hillier, President of ÉCU — The European Independent Film Festival, interviewed Victoria Mather, recipient of the Best Student Film at ÉCU 2011 for “Stanley Pickle”, at the “All Senses” event at the Tokyo Art Club. She shared her upcoming plans, creative direction, and thoughts on developing technology.

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The Last Day of Summer – Trailer

“The Last Day of Summer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. The film follows the stories of 3 children of varying ages as they face the tribulations of growing up in Russia. Submit to ÉCU 2013: http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/05/ecu-in-now-opened-for-submissions/

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Line Up for the 24th Galway Film Fleadh announced

Last week in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, the programme for Ireland’s premier film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, was unveiled. Among festival staff, industry professionals and film entusiasts, Festival Programmer Gar O’Brien said at the launch “This year is without doubt a banner year for Irish film…alongside the usual mix of the best in world […]

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ÉCU 2012 afterparty at Les Voûtes

Check out our awesome afterparty video from this year’s festival at Les Voûtes, Saint Paul in Paris.

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Click here to see the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 101 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5) Iron Doors 3D Germany On the Inside Germany Labirent Turkey Women and Children United […]

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Hadley TK-421

“Hadley TK-421” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A black comedy set in 1960s London, it plays like an English episode of Mad Men written by Billy Wilder and directed by David Fincher. Check out the trailer! “Hadley TK-421” est une nouvelle entrée à l’ÉCU de 2012. Hadley TK-421 est une comédie noire britannique […]

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New LOOK video!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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Check out our new look!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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ÉCU at “Open Cinema” in St. Petersburg

http://en.opencinemafest.ru/ The last week of summer 2011 in St. Petersburg was marked by a very special event, a festival of short and animated films called “Open Cinema”, which took place on 20th-28th August. More than 100 films from 30 countries were shown during more than thirty screenings in two cinemas and two open-air opening nights […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival 2011

Some great photos and film clips taken by ÉCU at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, to the soundtrack of Deckchair Orange’s “Dance with the Geeks.” // Quelques photos géniales et quelques extraits de film pris par ÉCU au festival de Cannes 2011 avec une bande son de Deckchair Orange, « Dance with the Geeks ».

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