ÉCU Is NOW Open for Submissions!!!

Whether imagined or real, stories are created everyday, 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 that make their stories a reality. Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent […]

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Special ÉCU Films Screening at Cafe Coutume

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival presents a Special Screening on the 30th of May 2012 at Cafe Coutume, Paris 20:00 – 22:00. https://www.facebook.com/Coutume ÉCU will showcase 4 films from its 2012 festival: A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BjrlmG82jw&feature=related House : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/house/29078 Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/zoltan-the-hungarian-gangster-of-love/29906 Berlinoises We look forward […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival

The countdown has started, only five days to go until an event with one of the biggest media coverage in the world begins. The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival will commence May 16th, and conclude on May 27t. Our team from ÉCU will be there bringing our independent flavour, so be sure not to miss […]

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See ÉCU in the May’s Edition of Etihad Airways Inflight Magazine!

Check out this great cover story in the May’s edition of Etihad Airways Inflight Magazine! The article interviews ÉCU’s president, Scott Hillier and Best European Independent Film 2012 winner, Rocco Labbé.

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ÉCU 2012 afterparty at Les Voûtes

Check out our awesome afterparty video from this year’s festival at Les Voûtes, Saint Paul in Paris.

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ÉCU on the Road 2011 tour

For ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival three days in Paris is just not enough. Every year our festival travels around the world making sure our “Official Selection” directors and films are made known. This follows our commitment to cultivate the new and inspiring talent that we come across. Last year was quite a […]

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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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