SPOTLIGHT: Pilou Asbæk

  Pilou Asbæk is known for his amazingly convincing performances in Danish cinema and recently his work has appeared on the international screen. As a foreign actor of a small nation, Asbæk has had to leave the traditional mindset of Nordic countries, known as “Jantelov” behind him to embrace his own success and receive recognition […]

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ÉCU à Naperville Independent Film Festival 2017

  ÉCU est ravi de partager encore une fois ses meilleurs films indépendant avec son festival partenaire, Naperville Independent Film Festival. La 10ème édition annuelle de NIFF aura lieu le 23 au 30 septembre 2017 à Naperville, Illinois, États-Unis. Cette année, 15 films primes de la 12th édition d’ÉCU – Le Festival Européen du Film […]

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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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Where Do Lilacs Come From – a new submission to ÉCU 2015!

“Where Do Lilacs Come From” a film by Matthew Thorne, is a new submission to ÉCU 2015 into Student Film category. A story told through the eyes of an Alzheimers sufferer as he desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.

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Spotlight: Zoe Kazan

Français Zoe Kazan is one of those actresses who has been slowly building up her resume with impressive performances and gradually gaining momentum in terms of public recognition. A California native who happens to be the daughter of two Oscar-nominated screenwriters, Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord as well as the granddaughter of famed director Elia […]

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“Killing My Girl” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Killing My Girl” by Tasos Giapoutzis is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category Student Film. A young South Asian woman lives away from home, in London, with her husband and in-laws. The film depicts her struggle to undergo sex-selective abortion against her will.

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “37°4 S” trailer

37°4 S is a film in the category European Dramatic Short, directed by Adriano Valerio. Nick and Anne, two teenagers, have known each other since their birth and are lovers since childhood. But Anne’s just made up her mind: she’s going to study in England, 6152 miles away from their small island in the Atlantic […]

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Spotlight: Ignas Jonynas

Français Ignas Jonynas is Lithuanian director who just released his first full-length film, THE GAMBLER. Before that Jonynas worked in the theatre for almost 10 years, had several shows in the radio, created couple of short films (SUNDAY AS IT IS and DANCING WORM) and was part of the first generation of Lithuania’s advertisers, thus […]

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Spotlight – Julie Gayet

Français ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2014 brought fresh talent to the big screens, while also highlighting the work of highly regarded and established players in the independent film scene. One of the most talked-about celebrities this festival season is the French actress Julie Gayet, who starred in the European Dramatic Short film […]

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Official Selection Highlight – “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution”

Two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people. “Not Anymore : A Story of Revolution” is a Non European Ducumentary by Matthew VanDyke and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Say Nothing”

An innocuous kids football game becomes a scene of aggression and loss of control. “Say Nothing” is an European Dramatic Short Film and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at the trailer!

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Official Selection – “Skunk”

Olli is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. When his mortally ill mother throws a party for his sixteenth birthday, he needs to embark on a quest for friendship. “Skunk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Raf Roosens and Jan Roosens and it is part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have […]

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Official Selection – “Have You Checked Your Oil?”

After visiting a neighboring village, a man comes back to find his wife brutally violated. “Have You Checked Your Oil?” is a film by Karim Rahbani and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection in the Arab Special Selection.

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Chains of Love – Submission

Hannah who wants to surprise the love of her life.. But instead it is her the one to be surprised. “Chains of Love” is a Student Film by Martina Plura and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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ÉCU 2014 Submission Judges

The individuals who were our submission judges and narrowed down the most creative and most innovative films for ÉCU 2014 include: Eric Dinkian (France) – director of KORE, winner of Best Independent Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013 Martin Rath (Poland) – director of WRITTEN IN INK, Official Selection of ÉCU 2013 Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK) – director of GOOD NIGHT, winner of […]

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Jury members 2014

Suz Sainty  has been a member of the ÉCU jury since 2007. She is New Zealand born producer, director and screenwriter. She has lived in London for the past 20 years, working mainly in factual film and television. She is currently employed as a producer for Discovery.   Paul Anderson is a former BBC correspondent stationed in […]

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New submission – “GREAT”

Have the Nazis ever watched Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’? “GREAT” is an European Comedy by Andreas Henn and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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New submission – “Twitcher”

A bird-watcher makes an unusual discovery. “Twitcher” is a Dramatic Short Film by Jane Gull and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Watch the trailer!

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