New Submission – Cas & Dylan

“Cas & Dylan” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. It is a comedic drama that follows a dying Doctor (Dreyfuss) whose plan to check out on his own terms takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an ‘anything-but-normal’ 22-year-old girl (Maslany). “Cas & Dylan” est un des nouveaux […]

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New Submission – Parts of Disease

“Parts of Disease” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. On a cross-country trip to visit sites of US terrorism, four friends confront true stereotypes. Check out the trailer! “Parts of disease” est un des nouveaux films soumis à ÉCU 2014. Lors d’un voyage à travers le pays pour découvrir les sites américains du terrorisme, […]

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Spotlight – Coen Brothers

Français It seems there is a common thread that binds great filmmakers, their fascination of storytelling through a lens starts at a very early age. The Coen Brothers are no exception, Joel as a child chose to spend his money from lawn mowing to a Vivitar Super 8 camera. And from then on the Coen […]

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New Submission – I Don’t Care

“I Don’t Care” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Ollie, young ‘mum to be’ faces the possibility of having a child with Down’s Syndrome. Take a look at the trailer! “I Don’t Care” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2014. Ollie, est enceinte et découvre qu’elle risque de donner naissance à un bébé atteint […]

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New Submission – Crossing

This Student Film by French-American director Michael Pontvert, tells the story of a French soldier during WWI who suffers from amnesia. With the help of a fisherman he encounters on the riverside, this lost and confused soldier learns the faceted truths about his life. //Ce film du réalisateur français-américain Michael Pontvert, raconte l’histoire d’un soldat […]

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Spotlight – Neill Blomkamp

Since South Africa is being on the spotlight lately, ÉCU’s Spotlight this week is dedicated to a South African artist of international acclaim. And the artist in question is director Neill Blomkamp. Maybe his name doesn’t sound familiar but his work might, Blomkamp is the artist responsible behind the hit film District 9 and the 2013 Elysium amongst other projects. […]

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December Newsletter Update

Despite these winter winds, things are heating up at the ÉCU office this month as we get ready for next year’s festival season. But we’re not the only ones anticipating the festival next spring. One of the greatest joys of being a part of the ÉCU team is receiving indie flicks from filmmakers worldwide. These […]

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New Submission – Derniers Recours

What lengths would you go to get what you want? Experience this undying battle between morale and temptation during this Dramatic Short about one man’s desperate search for citizenship in the submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 by Algerian director Mahi Bena. //Que feriez-vous pour obtenir ce que vous voulez? Suivre cette lutte entre le moral […]

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New Submission – Lynching

Observe a fresh perspective on the artificiality of human existence in this Experimental Short by Romanian director Lorand Janos. This submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 takes after the visual narrative coined by David Lynch and pays tribute to cinema, women, and life. //Observez une nouvelle perspective sur l’artificialité de l’existence humaine dans ce court expérimental […]

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New Submission – Brueder

Dealing with family issues always ends with trouble. “Brueder” by German film director Daniel Rübesam is submitted into ÉCU 2014 Student Film Category and shows us how helping your own brother might lead you back into a criminal path. Enjoy the trailer! //Drame familial peut parfois conduire à des problèmes. “Brueder” par le réalisateur allemand […]

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Spotlight – Billy Wilder

The rise of Nazi Germany during the 1930’s cast down a threatening shadow over Europe as it continued to engulf a sea of innocent victims. Billy Wilder, then a successful writer, uprooted from his home in Berlin and retreated to Paris where he sought salvation from the German forces. It was here that the Jewish […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2014

Submissions for ÉCU 2014 ARE NOW OPEN! **2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April** Submitting to ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is easy, just follow these 3 simple steps: STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY For detailed description of each film category please click below:  EUROPEAN CATEGORIES * Dramatic Feature * Dramatic Short […]

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New Submission – Perfectly Colourless

Lucy Chalke tries desperately to find a balance between her life on stage and her personal one. Watch the trailer of “Perfectly Colourless” by British film director Anthony Laurence, submitted to ÉCU 2014 in the Student Film Category. //Lucy Chalke essaie désespérément de trouver un équilibre entre sa vie sur la scène et sa vie […]

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New Submission – Desna

After more than half a century passed by, Rudolf Strassner a Russian prisoner goes back to the place where love and sorrow were so closely linked together. “Desna” is directed and submitted in ÉCU 2014 European Documentary Category by German filmmaker Sebastian Voltmer. Take a look and join R. Strassner on this tangent journey back […]

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Spotlight – Jean Seberg

Jean Dorothy Seberg was found lifeless in the back of her Renault with one last message to the world. Scribbled on a piece of paper next to an empty bottle of barbiturates she wrote, “Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves.” The American actress turned civil rights activist died at the age […]

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Stephen David Brook’s Feature Film “Flytrap”

We are happy to announce that ÉCU 2008 Alumni Stephen David Brooks will begin production of his new feature film “FLYTRAP” early next month on December 5th.  “FLYTRAP” combines science fiction with dark humor to tell the story of an English astronomer who becomes spellbound by those who are holding him hostage. The film will […]

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New Submission – The Typewriter

The Typewriter The intimidating blank page troubles the writer who struggles to release both his fears and desires in this poetic short. Enjoy the mesmerizing story by French director Gabriel Richard in this submission trailer for ÉCU 2014. //La page blanche intimidant inquiète l’écrivain qui se bat pour libérer ses craintes et ses désirs dans […]

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New Submission – Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher

Do you ever fear you’ll disappear if no one is watching? This pensive student film by UK director Gevi Dimitrakopoulou delves deep into the insecurities of personal identity while exposing intimate details of humanity. //Avez-vous jamais l’impression que vous allez disparaître si personne ne vous observe? Ce film pensif par le réalisateur britannique Gevi Dimitrakopoulou analyse […]

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