The Last Day of Summer – Trailer

“The Last Day of Summer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. The film follows the stories of 3 children of varying ages as they face the tribulations of growing up in Russia. Submit to ÉCU 2013: http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/05/ecu-in-now-opened-for-submissions/

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An Interview With Howard Suber: How To Make It In Today’s Film World

Howard Suber, the author of the recently released book, Letters to Young Filmmakers, recently gave an interview to ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.   Suber has been a professor of film at the University of California for 47 years and was the founder of the current Film and Television Producers Program. He has […]

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Indie tips for Bastille Day

The Champs-Elysees shakes with the pounding of hundreds of hooves as French soldiers march their horses past the Arc de Triomph. The strumming of guitars and pounding of drums flows through every street of Paris and the sky above the Eiffel Tower sparkles with red fireworks. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and […]

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Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia – Trailer

Check out “Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia”, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. “Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia” is a series, shot over the course of 12 years in Bali and Java, Indonesia, exploring the relationship between culture, mental illness and personal experience. Regardez la nouvelle submission a Ecu 2013 “Afflictions: […]

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Line Up for the 24th Galway Film Fleadh announced

Last week in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, the programme for Ireland’s premier film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, was unveiled. Among festival staff, industry professionals and film entusiasts, Festival Programmer Gar O’Brien said at the launch “This year is without doubt a banner year for Irish film…alongside the usual mix of the best in world […]

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“Halfway Home” – Trailer

Have a look at “Halfway Home” by David Schroeder, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Gabriel Matthews, a twenty-year old athlete recovering from a paralyzing injury, reluctantly takes a summer job as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Through their series of comic and tragic adventures, they find emotional and […]

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July in Paris: What Are You Doing This Month?

The usual hustle and bustle of Paris starts to slow in July as Parisians head off on les vacances. But that does not mean that Paris is left at a stand still – it’s quite the contrary in fact…   Event: Paris Fashion Week  (Mode à Paris) Details: For all you fashionistas out there — […]

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Intern Buzz July 2012: Les Canadiens à Paris

The ÉCU office has been swarmed with crazy Canadian interns for the past month. In celebration of Canada Day weekend that just passed, the interns made their way to Bercy Park to reminisce about the motherland and spend some time with the ducks and trees. All work and no play makes for a dull intern… […]

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ÉCU’s Partner IN THE PALACE Film Festival: A Short Film Festival with Royal Status

IN THE PALACE Film Festival is the first and only festival of its kind in Bulgaria. Located in the quaint and romantic town of Balchik, the festival was first established in 2003.  The title of the festival originated from its venue, an architechural park, called “The Palace.” “The Palace” was summer residence of the British […]

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Hip Hop Hassidic – Trailer

Have a look at “Hip Hop Hassid”, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Hip Hop Hassid is the story of Shneur Hasofer, a 28-year-old Hassidic Jew and hip-hop producer from Crown Heights, a neighborhood normally populated with African-American rappers. Born and raised in a Chabad Hassidic family in Austraila, Shneur moved to Israel at the […]

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Crowdfunding: A new, viable resource for independent filmmakers

Over the last decade, the internet has heralded the arrival of a new way to allow independent filmmakers across the globe to obtain funding for their latest projects. With the rise of websites like KickStarter and IndieGoGo, online crowdfunding has become a much more viable resource, not only for budding inventors and entrepreneurs, but for […]

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A Doctor’s job – TRAILER

“A Doctor’s Job” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. The films touches a common social issue found in urban Latin American streets, where professionals drive taxicabs in order to make ends meet. Check it out!

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ÉCU’s Partner Fieri International Film Fest is open for submissions

Fieri International  Film  Festival, a partner of ÉCU – the European International Film Festival, is a significant and important cultural event- part of a small group of the biggest and most important festivals of that type in Albania. Every year the event features more prominent pictures and hosts authors from Albania and abroad. The development […]

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ÉCU Team Middle East Tour

After spending 10 days touring the Middle East, we are finally back in the ÉCU office. It’s nice to be back at home and we are ready to work harder than ever. PLUS, submissions to ÉCU 2013 are rolling in every day!              

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Il Fait Beau! What Are You Doing in Paris for the Month of June?

  Yes, that’s right! Be excited! It’s finally sunny and hot after what seemed like never ending amounts of rain, gloom and freezing temperatures. So what does that mean? It means that it’s time to get outside, explore and have some good times. Lost at what to do? Let’s help you out… Seasonal Events: The […]

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ÉCU’s Partner ISFFC is open for submissions

Announcement for the new International Short Film Festival of Cyprus – Call for Entries ÉCU’s festival partner, International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, is now open for submissions. Interested parties are invited to submit their entries no later than July 10th, 2012. The festival will take place at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, October 13th through […]

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INTERN BUZZ MAY 2012

Daria and Lucia are the ÉCU intern buzz for the month of May. Check out this crazy double interview to our beautiful italian interns!

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ÉCU 2013 OPENING UP SUBMISSIONS IN CANNES

To all filmmakers, of every language and origin: The European Independent Film Festival 2013 is open for submission!

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