Photo of the Festival WINNER

Congratulations to Dominique Hilliard, winner of ÉCU 2012 photo contest “Photo of the Festival”. Dominique will receive two VIP passes to ÉCU 2013 and membership in the ÉCU Club. There were some great photos and the ÉCU staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest. Le grand gagnant est …(le roulement de […]

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10 Coolest Animated Music Videos

by Ariana Marsh Admittedly, before I started working for ÉCU my knowledge of music video genres was embarrassingly narrow. I was well versed in those that included catchy dance routines, the most bizarrely couture fashions, sickeningly impossible romantic love stories, and even those including all of the above PLUS million dollar cars, models and miraculous […]

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ÉCU 2012 From Start to Finish

That’s it, folks! ÉCU 2012 is over and done with, but we have one final slideshow for you all! So sit back, relax, and reminisce in all these incredible ÉCU moments…we know we will!

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Interview with ÉCU Official Selection Film “Minute 200” Director, Frank Benitez

Frank Benitez is young and talented filmmaker, who made it to ÉCU 2012 Official Selection with his film “Minute 200”. This interview was finished couple of weeks before the festival. By Alexander Acosta Osorio Q: Where does the inspiration for your short come from? A: Usually my inspiration comes from places I visit or just […]

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Check out the winners of ÉCU 2012

Best European Independent Film 2012 – “Berlinoises”  by Rocco Labbé (France) Best Short Script – “The Chicken” by Una Gunjak (UK) Best Feature Script – “Sole” by Allee Pitaccio (USA) The European Youth Excellence Award in Filmmaking – “Drawing a Smile” by ICFFCY Youth Team (Cyprus) Best Independent Experimental Film – “Achantè” by Emily McMehen […]

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Interview with Alexander Archimbaud

Alexander Archimbaud makes his directorial debut with his film, “Fragments of Freedom.” Archimbaud was born in Paris, France, but has lived abroad for 25 years. His short documentary tells a fragmented story – working with his subject instead of against it. The film depicts the fragments of the a persons life, of his freedom, and […]

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Interview with Uwe Janson and Oliver Czeslik

Uwe Janson, director and co-writer, and Oliver Czeslik, producer and co-writer, are part of the Official Selection with their film, “On The Inside”. This political film was done without any type of funding. Both Janson and Czeslik believe that it is their duty to tell stories and to make things that mean something. Uwe Janson, […]

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Scott’s Welcome Speech @ 7 Parnassiens

You watched a few films on Friday, but now Scott Hillier, ECU President and founder, takes a moment to welcome one and all! Here’s what he had to say…

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ÉCU Saturday Q&A

It’s question and answer time now that the screening is finished! You’ve watched the film, we know you have questions. This is the time to do it! The skys the limit and the chance is now. Watch this fabulous session and have all your questions answered!

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Interview with Gabriel Babsi – scriptwriter

Gabriel Babsi is an Italian, Paris-based, scriptwriter in the running for the “Much More than a Script Competition.” His script, “Ma douce melodie,” tells a story of virtual love… check it out! Gabriel Babsi est un italien habitant à Paris, scénariste en course pour “Much More than a Script Competition”. Son scénario, “Ma douce melodie”, […]

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Workshop Alan Ariveé

Students filled the theater this morning for Alan Ariveés “Filmmaking and Dreams” workshop. The knowledge and inspiration is spreading, but if you were not able to attend…Don’t Panic! There’s a few more tomorrow at both cinemas! Les étudiants ont rempli la salle de cinéma ce matin pour l’atelier “Filmmaking and Dreams” d’Alan Arivée. Connaissance et […]

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ÉCU 2012- Day 2 slideshow – part 1

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Interview with Elin Gronblom

Elin Gronblom, a Finnish director, talks about her film, “Goldfish Love.” The film tells a story of a budding friendship between a goldfish who longs to swim in the ocean and a musician. Check out her exciting interview! Ellin Gronblom, une réalisatrice Finlandaise, parle de son film, “Goldfish Love.” Le film raconte l’histoire d’une amitié […]

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Journal Entry Day Two: ÉCU Film Festival 2012

It’s about a quarter to one on the second day of the festival and Pablo Tourrenc has just revealed to a room full of school children that Kid Cudi is habitually four or five hours late to turn up on the set of his video shoots. This is a fact that they will keep with […]

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Interview with Egil Pedersen

Egil Pedersen, director of “Rugged Wilderness & Mountain Man No More – Dropping Feathers”, one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 speaks about his music video. His video is a black and white story following five separate people and how they deal with their handicaps. Let’s hear what he has to […]

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Launch Party ÉCU 2012

Dancing. Films. Drinking. Excitement. Fun. It’s impossible to sum up the ÉCU 2012 Launch Party at Le Scop Bar so instead we peiced together the footage of the night and made a video! So check it out! But beware, you may get serious event envy. Oh, take me back! De la danse. Des films. De […]

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ÉCU 2012 Trailer

101 films from 33 countries, 1 weekend filled with the best independent films from around the World. Check out the festival trailer and don’t miss the event. 101 films provenant de 33 pays, 1 week-end rempli de meilleurs films indépendants de partout dans le monde. Découvrez la bande-annonce du festival et ne manquez pas l’événement.

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The Rhythm of my life – Interview with director

‘The Rhythm of My Life’ is an Official Selection film for the ÉCU 2012 Film Festival and we were lucky enough to have Franck, the director chat with us about his film! He dishes on how he feels being selected for ÉCU, how making the film came about and the hardest part of film making. […]

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