Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy – Heather

“Ecstasy” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “Ecstasy” is a romantic comedy, a transformational love story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Check out the teaser! “Ecstasy” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Lloyd est hors de contrôle sur les drogues, il est prêt à changer mais doit d’abord […]

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Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy – Lloyd

“Ecstasy” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “Ecstasy” is a romantic comedy, a transformational love story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Check out the teaser! “Ecstasy” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Lloyd est hors de contrôle sur les drogues, il est prêt à changer mais doit d’abord […]

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The Ninth Floor

‎”The Ninth Floor” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Alex Embers, a despondent young man experiences reoccurring dreams about an imaginary lover in the midst of WWII. Alex feels he must help her. When his dreams and reality become intertwined, he is faced with the decision of leaving the meaningless world he has always […]

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Rebirth

“Rebirth” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The film is about an ordinary man who one day comes across a turning point in his life. He comes out of his shell to discover his inner strength and his sense of freedom and therefore experiences emotional and physical transformation. “Rebirth” est une nouvelle soumission à […]

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ÉCU’s new partners from Italy- MAshRome Film Festival

MAshRome FILM FEST – MASH UP AWARDS 2012 Rome, June 2012 Submit your film www.mashrome.org The Application Form to submit your film is available on www.mashrome.org. The MAshRome Film Fest, the first Italian festival dedicated to Mash Up, will showcase previews of the best new mash-ups of filmmakers from all over the world. A panel […]

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MyShoes

“MyShoes” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A boy is driving at crazy speed on a highway with an injured girl by his side. Who or what are they running away from? How is the ring of a mobile phone going to change their lives forever? Check out the trailer. “MyShoes” est une nouvelle […]

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ÉCU’s Partner CityCelebrity

The federal network of city portals CITYCELEBRITY (www.citycelebrity.ru) is the largest independent crowdsourcing creative platform in Russia. They gather young talents from the whole of the country, making projects and contests in which thousands of people can take part and collaborate with festivals, culture centers, universities, international representatives and embassies, galleries, museums, creative and business […]

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ÉCU in American University of Bulgaria

American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) held its first Short Film Fest on the last weekend of November. It brought together ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, South Western University “Neofit Rilski”, the International Documentary and Short Film Festival (DokuFest), Early Bird Student Film Festival, and In the Palace International Short Film Festival. Scott Hillier, the […]

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Yesterday’s Tomorrow

‎”Yesterday’s Tomorrow” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Darren is given an opportunity to find out more about the death of his mother, activist Professor Roberts. Along the way, he learns a secret about the world in which he is living, giving him an extraordinary chance to travel back in time and find redemption. […]

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December Newsletter Update

Brrr, it’s freezing cold outside here in Paris but that hasn’t kept the folks here at ÉCU from flying all over the place to screen a selection of our award winning films from ÉCU 2011, and to promote the great submissions that we are getting for ÉCU 2012, on location at some of our partner […]

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10 Reasons to Submit to ÉCU

Compete, be judged, screen, be seen, promote, network, travel, participate, join, discover. 1. Compete: If you get into ÉCU 2012’s Official Selection you will be in competition with some of the best independent filmmakers in the world at Europe’s premier independent film festival. 2. Screen your film to large international audiences if your film is […]

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Tooty’s Wedding

‎”Tooty’s Wedding” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A young couple’s marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. Check it out! “Tooty’s Wedding” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Tragi-comédie mettant en scène un jeune couple qui se délite lors d’un week-end de mariage à la campagne. Regardez!

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ÉCU’s new partner Shooting People

Shooting People works to support, nurture and promote independent filmmakers. The Shooting People network was set up in 1998 to connect filmmakers, help them share resources, knowledge and experience, and to help them find an audience for their work. As soon as you become a Shooter you can start reading and posting to the email […]

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ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

James McAleer is a winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2011 for Invertebrate the Movie. Check out his interview with ÉCU and see what he has been up to since winning the award. Also check out his article to us here! James Mcaleer est le laurét du prix du meilleur Film Expérimental de ÉCU […]

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ÉCU Alumni – Interview with James McAleer

1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a […]

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Red Dress

TAKE THAT RED DRESS OFF HER, NOW!! As a indie filmmakers we all run into having to compromise right? But it can be worse when you take a little bit of money to do a project with someone who doesn’t share your vision. Here’s what it looks like when an Indie does it his way! […]

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The Perfect Day

“The Perfect Day” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Inspired by a family event, a mature couple spend a significant day in their lives together. Check out the teaser! “The Perfect Day” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Inspiré d’un événement familial, un couple d’âge mûr passer une journée importante dans leur vie […]

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ÉCU’s Partner From India- Fool’s Paradise

FOOLS’ PARADISE PRODUCTIONS partnered with ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL presents Best Student Film: Stanley Pickle, directed by Victoria Mather, Best Animation: Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow, Best Experimental Film: Invertebrate, directed by James McAleer and Special Jury Mention: Städgata directed by Erick Love Lundqvist. The principal guest of the event […]

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