New Category – European Youth Film

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival announces the launch of a new category, “European Youth Film“, for it’s 2012 edition. ÉCU gives European youth the chance to submit their work to a supportive and engaging international community, providing them with exposure, helpful critiquing and the opportunity to participate in a real life film festival! […]

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Out of the Darkness: Paraguayan National Cinema

By Rose Stokes Three words to describe Paraguayan national cinema? “Work in progress,” says Luis Aguirre, writer and director of Universo Servilleta/Napkin Universe (2010) and he makes a good point. Paraguay’s national cinematic output has been, up until very recently, virtually non existent. This can be attributed to many factors, the most obvious of which […]

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2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were […]

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New Festival Partnership: CinemadaMare Film Festival

ÉCU is proud to announce our latest festival partner CinemadaMare, based out of Rome, Italy. Below are some facts and figures about the festival! The “CinemadaMare” film festival was started in 2003, but eight years of exciting work have earned it a number of distinctions. 1. “CinemadaMare” is the biggest gathering of young filmmakers coming […]

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Live at Cannes

Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring: Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips So stay tuned for more! _______________________________________________________________________ 21.05 Last day in Cannes. […]

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Follow-Up Performance Review: The Living Theatre – A Day in the Life of Paris

The Living Theatre Performance Review By Jen Wallace and Marc Rickenbach As a follow up to our article on The Living Theatre press event, we went to see the final performance presented by the actors after their two day participation with the Bilingual Acting Workshop. The workshop was overseen by Judith Malina herself, founder of […]

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ÉCU Film Festival Summer 2011 – Who Are We

Who are we here at ÉCU? Here’s the team for this summer 2011! Qui compose l’équipe d’ÉCU ? Voilà nos membres pour cet été 2011 !

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ÉCU Attends 9th Annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria

ÉCU recently attended the 9th annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival which ran from June 18 to June 25 and took place in Balchik, Bulgaria to network, meet new talent and enjoy the black sea! Winners of the event can be found at this link: http://www.inthepalace.com/en/2011/news ÉCU vient d’assister au 9è Film Festival “In The […]

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METACHAOS

“METACHAOS”, competing in the experimental film category, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When two dichotomous and diametrically opposed reality meet and mix, we enter into the Metachaos… “METACHAOS” en compétition dans la catégorie des films expérimentaux, est une sélection officielle d’ÉCU 2012. Lorsque deux mondes dichotomiques et diamétralement opposés se rencontrent et se […]

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New G-Tech Europe Facebook Page

Check out the new G-Technology by Hitachi Europe Facebook Page (click the screen shot below), and get the details on their 2011 Driven Creativity Competition ! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ it ! Jetez un œil à la nouvelle Page Facebook de G-Tech Europe (cliquez la capture d’écran au-dessous) et découvrez tout les détails à propos […]

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Donate and Support the Three Peaks Challenge

ÉCU would like to inform all our festival fans that starting today, June 23rd, a Hitachi team of eight will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain endurance test where participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. The team will attempt to summit all three mountains in less […]

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June Intern Buzz Video

Meet a few of our newest summer interns! Hear what they have to say about working at ÉCU, the experience they are getting, their favorite things about film, and even why YOU should consider working for ÉCU! Découvrez quelques-uns de nos nouveaux stagiares pour cet été ! Écoutez ce qu’ils ont à dire sur leur […]

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G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2011

Grand prize of €5,000 up for grabs in the G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011 Entry now open online and is free! Open to talented professional and non-professional filmmakers, entrants will have the chance for their hard work and creative ambitions to be recognized and rewarded. Winners and runners-up will be awarded stylish G-Technology external hard […]

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The Rhythm of My Life

“The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would […]

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Cinema and Paris: A Love Story

Cinema and Paris: A Love Story From Paris Blues to Midnight in Paris, not forgetting Last Tango in Paris… So many cinematic masterpieces were born on the streets of the capital! In the background or as a central subject, Paris has always attracted and fascinated filmmakers from all over the world. Putting its movement, its […]

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“Reality Bites”

REALITY BITES NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma FREE ENTRY A party with live music, images, and stories of new productive experiences. With the participation of: Martha Capello President A.G.P.C. Association Young Film Producers Scott […]

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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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ÉCU lastest blog: End of Cannes Film Festival 2011

Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to the end of its 12 day run, we can say that 2011 was full of change and excitement! Lots of fun, but definitely lots of work and preparation as well! The Closing Ceremony dished out all the glamour that we have come to expect from the […]

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