October update

Cold and cloudy October is the perfect month for watching films. That is what we’re doing at the ÉCU office with all the new submissions rolling in and we want to watch your film as well! Submit it now as there’s only four weeks left for the first submission deadline. But do we just lay […]

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Spotlight – Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari is a notable member of what-is-called the “Greek Weird Wave”, the new era of Greek cinema, along with Lanthimos, Avranas and many other Greek film directors. The international success of these filmmakers is what has gained attention to the Greek cinema once again. The 47 year old film director, writer and producer […]

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What to do in Paris in October

As always Paris is bursting with creativity and it’s not difficult to find inspiration in this beautiful city. But if you really are struggling on what to do in Paris this month, then ÉCU is here to give you the-must-experience for this month in cinema, fashion, art and music. Some are forward looking others are […]

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Spotlight – Sarah Polley

Canadian Sarah Polley is a triple threat: actress, director, and activist. Polley first broke into the film world by acting in series such as Ramona and Road to Avonlea. Her stellar roles in Straight Up and in the 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter, were what brought her considerable attention in the United States. She won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in […]

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New Submission – Into the Shadows

Have you ever heard about the desperate underworld of Johannesburg? ”Into the Shadows”, the new submission to The European Documentary category, directed by Pep Bonet is a film about the many immigrants that come to South Africa in pursuit of a better life and end up in the terrible slum buildings of Johannesburg. Check out […]

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Partner Festival – Ro-IFF

The Romania International Film Festival (Ro-IFF) will be kicking off their 2013 edition this weekend in Bucharest. Following a successful association last year, in which ÉCU’s own Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk, sat on the panel of judges, ÉCU is proud to continue partnership with Ro-IFF again this year. Since its establishment in 2005, Ro-IFF has […]

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ÉCU Intern Buzz n.16 – The Italian Way

Check out our new call for submission ÉCU 2014. This time in Italian style.Interviews and Videos

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The End As The Start Of A New Beginning

Sometimes the “dark” past can become the spring of “enlightenment” of a new generation. More than four decades of communism in which culture was used only for propaganda purposes might seem a legacy difficult to overcome. But in the case of Romania the “grey” past wasn’t an obstacle but the source of inspiration for a […]

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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Lawrence

The name, the legend, the 22 year old, shot-slinging Academy Award winner and this week’s SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Lawrence.  Or, as we like to call her, J-Law.  And before you ask, yes, we are most certainly on a nickname basis with the star.  How could you not be? Besides being the most talked about girl in […]

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Spotlight: Catalan Independent Film

Independent films are on the rise. Low budget films are breaking through into huge feature films, movies are being made without the help of major studios, and film festivals are premiering some of the world’s best independent talent. With the announcement of The 2013 European Independent Film Festival winners, this week’s Spotlight is featuring the […]

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ÉCU workshop “Editing and Structure!” by Antoine Vareille

When: Sunday, March 31st 2013 10:30-11:30 Where: Les 7 Parnassiens, Grand Salle Tickets Here So you’ve got a great idea for an independent film. You’ve written your script, you’re a pro with a camera – now don’t forget, you’ll have to edit it too! Not sure how to start? Intimidated by the process? Let Antoine […]

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“Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers” Workshop by Adam Leipzig

Want to know the insights of film financiers and distributors? Interested in getting tips from a professional in the film industry about how to distribute your film? This is your chance! ÉCU is proud to announce “Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers”, a workshop given by Adam Leipzig. Get your ticket HERE On Saturday morning we will begin […]

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What to do in Paris in March

Le printemps! The winter thaw is finally over and Paris has yet again found its joie de vivre. Throw off your winter coats and don a pair of sunglasses, because the best way to enjoy springtime in Paris is to spend it outside. With warm weather and one of the largest indie film festivals in […]

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Why Supporting Arab filmmakers?

Enabled by new liberties, as well as affordable and accessible technologies, and inspired by recent political events, a new age of Arab cinema has evolved. The revolutions have instilled filmmakers with a desire to share and consume stories, and have incited a wider global interest in Arab film. These revolutions have expanded the window of […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Indies at the Oscars – Paul Thomas Anderson and The Master

With the Oscars just over a week away now, ÉCU checks out another great independent film and the award nominations it has received. The American film director, screenwriter and producer, Paul Thomas Anderson latest (independently made) film The Master has been highlighted this Oscar season as three of its principle actors are up for awards. Anderson himself has […]

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Yonathan Levy – Winner of ÉCU 2010 “Film of the festival” is back in Paris

After Yonathan Levy won the ÉCU “Film of the festival 2010” with his touching film “Das Kind” he has participated in more than 12 film festivals and several screenings in Hungary, Israel, USA, Brazil, Romania. Now he and the film “Das Kind” and will be back in Paris! Due to the great and long lasting […]

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Interview with Richard Rossmann – Winner ‘Best European Documentary’ ÉCU 2009

Richard Rossmann is an Austrian filmmaker whose film was awarded “Best European Documentary” at ÉCU 2009. „Ski Heil“ also recently won the “ISAH Film Award“ delivered by the US – based Ski History Association. VJ: For what reason did you embrace a filmmaker career? RR: I didn’t really follow a typical filmmaker career. When I […]

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Indian Independent Film Scene

Indian Indie Film is a film without songs.© Cinema in India is a mass industry and belongs to the most important forms of entertainment. Colourful Bollywood films provide the picture of glamour and kitsch, a perfect world where the singing and dancing never stop and all the love stories have inevitable happy endings. On the […]

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