Spotlight: Dariush Mehrjui

Modern Iranian cinema begins with Dariush Mehrjui. He was the founding member of the Iranian New Wave movement by introducing symbolism, realism and the sensibilites of cinema to the Iranian audience. His films were internationally praised because he wasn’t afraid to address taboo subjects in order to let the world know what’s going on in […]

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Partner Festival: Mashrome Film Festival

For the 3rd year in the row, ÉCU is thrilled to be partners with the Mashrome Film Festival, which will take place from June 3rd until June 6th in the vibrant city of Rome. This festival is the first of its kind in Italy, and will exclusively feature mash up, remix, and experimental cinema. Anything but traditional, […]

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ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews

ÉCU 2014 came and went in an exciting and chaotic blur of filmmakers and audiences swapping appreciation for, and advice regarding, the world of independent cinema. Did you miss a chance to chat with one of your favorite filmmakers who showed their work in our Official Selection? That’s where ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews are here to help. […]

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Spotlight – Xavier Dolan

Français Xavier Dolan “l’enfant terrible” from Québec managed to be the talk of the town at the tender age of 21 with his directorial debut “J’ai Tué Ma Mère” (I killed my mother). The film took home three awards at the Director’s Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, and it even got […]

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April Newsletter Update

This month was, as you can imagine, the most exciting and important of all…The 9th edition of ÉCU took place on April 4th-6th and it was a real success! A lot of people came over to see the selection of films that we screened and in general they all had a positive response from audience […]

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Spotlight – Julie Gayet

Français ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2014 brought fresh talent to the big screens, while also highlighting the work of highly regarded and established players in the independent film scene. One of the most talked-about celebrities this festival season is the French actress Julie Gayet, who starred in the European Dramatic Short film […]

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Sizzle Reel – ÉCU 2014

Get a taste of the Official Selecion films of ÉCU 2014 by watching our Sizzle Reel: To check all the 2014 Official Selection films click here.

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Arts at ÉCU 2014

Here are some works of art made by an our intern Ona Canilao. Enjoy! When in Paris series The talented Ona Canilao has been documenting what’s happening in the streets of Paris. From passionate street performers to the beautiful french women – she noticed it all. The sunny days are back to Paris and we […]

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Buy your tickets to ÉCU 2014

Tickets are almost gone – Hurry up and buy your pass to ÉCU 2014 here!

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Official Selection Highlight -“The Hunter”

Deep in the country, in a small and forgotten village lives Nelson, the drunkard and the war hero… forgotten by his country. The Hunter is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Ara Arush and part of the Official Selection.

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Official Selection Highlight – “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution”

Two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people. “Not Anymore : A Story of Revolution” is a Non European Ducumentary by Matthew VanDyke and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “To Kill A Sparrow”

This is the story of a young Afghan woman. When Soheila was five, she was married to an old man in compensation for her older brother’s crime. When she ran away, her father had her arrested and imprisoned.

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Official Selection – “Say Nothing”

An innocuous kids football game becomes a scene of aggression and loss of control. “Say Nothing” is an European Dramatic Short Film and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at the trailer!

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Spotlight – Bette Davis

Français In order to have an understanding and appreciation for current actors it is essential to look back in film history to see where these actors get their inspiration and who has influenced their acting techniques. An actress, who paved the way for and inspired celebrated females in film today, such as Meryl Streep and […]

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Official Selection – “Wolf’s Milk”

After being imprisoned for several years Marcus is determined to settle a score with his brother Simon. “Wolf’s Milk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Hans Vercauter and it’s part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Post Scriptum”

Nobody understood the Prophets when talked about them. They are intangible, and nevertheless they look so real.”Post Scriptum” is an European Experimental Film by Santiago Parres and part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Honour”

When Nadja is seen with a boy, a rumor starts spreading. Her family must now take action to restore Nadja’s honour. “Honour” is a film directed by Peter Sporremark and part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Spotlight – Robert Redford

Français ÉCU takes pride in being a platform that helps further the development and creativity of independent filmmakers and the independent film industry. In this week’s spotlight, ÉCU looks into the career of an actor who is not only an American classic but also creator of his own nationally acclaimed film festival “Sundance,” Robert Redford. […]

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