New Submission – The Preacher’s Daughter

Check out the trailer of a new submission to ÉCU 2014 this time in the Non-European Dramatic Feature category. Coming from US and directed by Michelle Mower, “The Preacher’s Daughter” is inspired by the personal life of the filmmaker. The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious […]

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New Submission – Cracks in the Darkness

“Cracks in the Darkness” presents the story of Carlos, a brilliant young writer who has just obtained a successful international acclaim for his latest work. During a casual conversation, he remembers his mentor and soon realizes that not everyone has such a positive view of Angel Millan who, after a creative silence of several years, […]

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New Submission – LINAR

Check out the trailer of a new documentary submitted to ÉCU 2014! LINAR presents the story of a little Russian boy who got a heart transplant in Italy. A lot of people were by his side on his long journey full of hardships, except for his mother.

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New Submission – Delirium

“Delirium” is a new experimental film submitted to ÉCU 2014. Filmed in Ukraine and directed by Ihor Podolchak the movie tackles tough topics such as suicide and mental disorders. A family asks a young psychiatrists to be their guest for a while and help look after their father who’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes […]

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New Submission – Battlecock!

ÉCU 2014 just received a new submission for the European Comedy Film category. The Dukinson brothers have finally beaten their arch rivals, but the Krullmuller sisters are out for blood and revenge is a dish best served underarm. Welcome…to Battlecock!

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New Submission – Gaetanino, mio nonno, San Giovanni e Berlinguer

The documentary “Gaetanino, mio nonno, San Giovanni e Berlinguer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 in the European Documentary category coming from Italy and directed by Emanuele Gaetano Forte. The documentary presents the tales of the grandfather of the author and his communist beliefs. He tells the story of his life: battles lost and […]

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New Submission – Submissa

“Submissa” is a new entry to ÉCU 2014 in the European Experimental Film category. Directed by Tiago Andre Pereira, the film tells the mysterious story of a girl that is trapped in a submissive religious group. A nonlinear narrative that intrigues the viewer. It is not clear what we watch: it is either the real […]

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Spotlight – Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother Kathleen Hathaway, who is also an actress, led Anne into pursuing her own career. She first gained major popularity in 2004 when “The Princess Diaries” was premiered. After that she has played in many major films such as […]

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New Submission – The Man Inside

In our new ÉCU 2014 submission “The Man Inside” we follow French documentarist Goury Karim on his journey to uncover the identity of his father. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what Karim has to deal with. //Le français Goury Karim à fait parvenir son nouveau documentaire à ÉCU 2014; dans “The […]

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New Submission – One Hundred Grams

Here’s the trailer for a new submission to ÉCU 2014’s Student Film category. ”One Hundred Grams”, directed by Bareun Jo and produced in the UK tells the story of a father, just released from jail, who seeks forgiveness from his family for the terrible crime he committed 5 years ago. Want to know more? Have […]

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New Submission – Sharia

”Sharia” coming from the US and directed by Anouar H. Smaine is ÉCU 2014’s new submission to the Non-European Dramatic Feature category. It tells the difficult love story about American Heather and Middle-Eastern Sofiane. Having different perspectives on their future plans, their relationship is at stake not because they want to stick to their cultural […]

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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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International Open Youth Festival of Film, photography and animation«Tvori-Gora»

ÉCU continues its journey around the world. This time through our new festival partner in Russia, International Open Youth Festival of Film, photography and animation «Tvori-Gora». Taking place in Krasnoyarsk city situated in Siberia between 12th — 15th of September, the festival is a multi-genre media contest as well as cultural event for the young […]

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Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival is a new fresh actor on the Romanian film festivals market. Its first edition will take place between 22nd-25th of August in Victoria, a small city at the bottom of Fagaras mountains. Young in spirit, eco friendly and full of positive energy the festival is inviting everyone to escape the big cities, […]

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The Future Filmmakers of Europe

11:15 and our first round of workshops here at Action Christine is done! Alan Arrivée gave his students all the ins and outs of making a film on a micro budget and ÉCU president came through with his own real-life experiences in the industry and clips of his own films to demonstrate his theories on […]

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NEW EMPIRE – OFFICIAL TRAILER

“New Empire” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Soviet iconography, the cyclicity of history and extreme free-market capitalism tell the story of a civilization that rises amidst melting snow in the ruins of a magnificent fallen empire. A sci-fi documentary on Modern day Russia and the failure of the communistic Utopian dream, told through imagery […]

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ÉCU at the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is North America’s most favoured 11 days for independent film. For 36 years, TIFF has provided an audience driven environment where independent filmmakers can premiere their work, and Canadian film has the opportunity to be presented on an international level. Film festivals and Canada were on my mind as […]

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ÉCU spotlight: Greta Gerwig and the ‘mumblecore’ film movement

  As the premise of ÉCU is to encourage and promote those who pursue their dreams in independent filmmaking, we are spotlighting the rising star, Greta Gerwig, the American actress and filmmaker who began working in ‘mumblecore’ films. Micro-budgets and amateur actors are key elements of the ostensible ‘mumblecore’ independent film movement of the early 2000s […]

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