SPOTLIGHT – SHIA LABEOUF

Français There’s something about Disney stars going bad that makes for such addicting media fodder. Young people shed their wholesome baby faces to make way for chiseled features paired with a matured presence emphasizing sexual confidence for girls, virility for boys. The transition is a gateway to Hollywood’s big leagues, and is rarely a smooth […]

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ÉCU-IN-LONDON

Français “We have been fortunate to create an in-kind partnership with ÉCU Film Festival in Paris which will allow us to bring the Best of ÉCU to London in 2016. By not charging filmmakers and asking audiences members to ‘pay what they like’, we will be able to make the film programme open and accessible to all […]

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ÉCU NOVEMBER UPDATES

Français  This November has been a sad month here in Paris. Despite the horrific events that took place 13th November 2015, we here in Paris and around the world must keep on keeping on. More than ever are our voices and freedom needing to be expressed and film, particularly independent film vehicles this freedom. With […]

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SUBMISSION TRAILERS ÉCU 2016

“Blue Eyed Boy” is a Non-European Dramatic Short film by Masoud Soheili and Amir masoud Soheili.   “Bola Cá, Bola Lá” is a Student film directed by Luis Sousa.   “The Cork Justifies The Means” is an European Dramatic Short film directed by Mihai Ionescu.   “Zoe & Julie – Hidden Marks” is an European […]

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ÉCU-IN-BEIRUT

Français From Australia to Asia, this weekend we have been to Beirut, Lebanon, for NDU International Film Festival. At its 9th edition, NDU was celebrated at Notre Dame University – Louaize, between November 15 and November 22.  In this last version the Festival decided to honor the Lebanese Legend Abdel Halim Caracalla for his lifetime […]

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ÉCU-IN-TANGIER

Français This month we have been non stop travelling! Next stop: Tangiers, Morocco for the 8th edition of our partner festival, Tangier International Film Festival from 20th to 24th October. The festival will take place at the cinema Roxy with an Official selection of 35 films making up the Documentary Short and Fiction Short categories. […]

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ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, ITALY

Français   ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, Rome ITALY ÉCU’s partner festival MashRome Film Festival is the first film festival in Italy to showcase mash up, remix and experimental cinema. Their main focus is to contribute to the promotion of innovation and original works created through processes of renewal, growth and evolution of cinematographic language. Mixing […]

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ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest, ROMANIA

Français   ÉCU at Arkadia ShortFest  ÉCU’s partner festival Arkadia ShortFest is young but already well-established international short film festival, taking place in Băicoi City, Prahova County, Romania. The first edition of Arkadia ShortFest took place in July 2014. The festival screened twenty-eight short films, hosted a workshop dedicated to film and organised an exhibition of […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MARK RUFFALO

Français   As The European Independent Film Festival, ÉCU never stops encouraging all independent filmmakers in every corner of the world. That’s why, this Friday Spotlight is about a man whose independent spirit leads him to a great success. Mark Ruffalo, whose bio on Twitter is «I’m a husband, father, actor, director, and a climate change […]

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ÉCU 2016 Call for Submissions

Whether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain-driven ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries. Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MICHEL OCELOT

  Français   This Friday’s genre is animation! ÉCU wants to give the Spotlight to the creative and artistic man, the creator of the awesome masterpieces in the animation world like Kirikou et La Sorcière and Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot, who treats his works truly from his heart and soul! Michel Ocelot is a French […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2015

The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award-winners for 2015. After screening, 84 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form […]

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Sunday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP BUY YOUR WORKSHOP PASS HERE  10:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor starts Editing BUY YOUR SUNDAY PASS HERE BUY YOUR WEEKEND PASS HERE 11:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor ends BUY YOUR VIP PASS HERE SESSION 8 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:40 The Child 0:18:13 European Short Spain […]

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Saturday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP 10:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones starts Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales 11:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones ends BUY YOUR WORKSHOP TICKET HERE  SESSION 1 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:35 Voyeuse 0:19:56 Student Film France 11:56 Catching Fireflies 0:24:50 Non-European Short USA […]

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Friday’s Programme

FRIDAY, APRIL 10th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR   20:00 Welcome from Festival’s President Scott Hillier OPENING NIGHT SCREENING HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 20:15 Solo Finale 0:08:35 European Short Germany 20:23 Flexibility 0:09:59 European Short Spain 20:34 Ambition 0:06:39 European Short Poland 20:41 Amongst 0:03:29 Arab Special Section Saudi Arabia 20:45 Killing My Girl 0:11:37 […]

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Jury Members 2015

Antoine Vareille is an editor for feature films and television. He has worked as an editor for the films LUCKY LUKE; HITMAN; BRICE DE NICE; FATAL and DISCOUNT as well as for the TV series KABOUL KITCHEN and on the TV series documentary INTIMATE PORTRAIT with Peggy Fleming and Cindy Crawford. Antoine has been a jury […]

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Workshops 2015

Workshop #1: Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales Where: Les 7 Parnassiens (Grande Salle) When: Saturday, April 11th // 10:30 – 11:30 The topic of this workshop is sourcing finance for English-language independent films, dealing with sales agents, and selling independent films on the international markets. Gareth Jones is an industry veteran with over […]

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After Parties 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH Location: Péniche Henjo Time: 10:00pm – 3am What: Right after the Opening Ceremony of ÉCU 2015 all the guests are invited to the Friday Night After Party. Throughout the night there will be live music provided by Access Film Music Ltd. Come and mingle with musicians, filmmakers, ÉCU staff and other festival goers. How […]

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