Where we are

ÉCU 2014 will be held at Cinema 7 Parnassiens, here’s how to get there: 98 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France Nearest metro stations: Vavin (Metro Line 4) Edgar-Quinet (Metro Line 6) Notre-Dame des Champs (Metro Line 12) Montparnasse – Bienvenüe (Metro Lines 12, 13, 4, 6) Click here to find out where we are on […]

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Official Selection 2014

ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection of its 9th Edition. ÉCU 2014 showcased 85 films from 32 countries on the 4th-6th of April in Paris, France. Arab Special Selection The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton, Daniel Gerges, Egypt Have You Checked Your Oil?, Karim Rahbani, Lebanon 7 Hours,  Farah Alhashim, […]

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ÉCU-on-the-Road – Athens, GREECE

The next stop on our ÉCU-on-the-Road tour is Athens, GREECE. Between February 17th to 19th we will be screening a selection of films from our previous editions, organize workshops, Q&A sessions and much more.

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New submission – “Desolate Road”

A couple on their way to start a new life runs into car trouble on a desolate road in Texas. “Desolate Road” is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Marwan Abderrazzaq and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Interview – “Blanche Nuit”

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of “Blanche Nuit”, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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ÉCU’s partner: Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

For the second year in a row ÉCU has partnered up with the Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival, which is taking place between 19th and 25th of January 2014 in Luxor, Egypt. The location of Luxor is meaningful as it is a city in the upper Egypt in which cinema has disappeared in these […]

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ASFF 2013 Now Open for Entries

ÉCU’s partner festival; The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 allows for both budding and established filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. Over 200 short films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across the historic city of […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Indies at the Oscars – Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty

Women don’t have it easy in the male dominated world of filmmakers. American film director, producer and screenwriter Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman whose film Zero Dar Thirty was nominated for this year’s Oscars in Best Picture. She has already made it once. Bigelow is the first woman in the history of the Academy […]

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ÉCU’s guide to the indie film scene in the Netherlands: IFAN

To show the independent film scene in the Netherlands ÉCU have decided to take a look at its partner IFAN (Independent Film Artists Network) which make the independent cinema in the Netherlands possible. IFAN  was establised in 2010 by two young passioned filmmakers Oscar Paling and Jurriaan Strous. IFAN is a network and production company […]

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10 Reasons to submit to ÉCU 2013

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. ÉCU presents you 10 reasons why you, as an independent filmmakers, should submit your film to ÉCU 2013. Be aware of your submission deadlines; Early Bird Deadline: November 18, 2012 Regular […]

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ÉCU’S PARTNER The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

The first edition of the The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival was held from the 17th to the 22rd of September 2012 in Luxor, Egypt. The festival was organized by Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts (NOONCA) with the contribution of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as well as public and private organizations in Egypt […]

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A Beautiful Impurity – Official Trailer

“A Beautiful Impurity” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Story of Noah, a young and naive member of a clandestine underground group of neo Nazi’s in East London called the NDP. Although Noah feels that for him the NDP is like a surrogate family where he feels accepted and at home, his loyalties become seriously […]

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MARCEL CARNÉ

  This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and […]

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HAAL – Official Trailer

In 1977, the military staged a coup in Pakistan, replacing the populist socialist leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the Islamist General Zia-ul-Haq. What followed are now known as the black years of Pakistan’s history, with brutal enactments of barbaric laws to persecute minorities, suppress women and silence dissent. People were flogged in the streets for […]

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