Award Winners – ÉCU 2016

The Independent European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award winners for 2016. After screening, 77 films from 31 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in […]

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ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” a film by Silvia de Gennaro, is in the ÉCU 2015 Official Selection into European Experimental category. In 2033, social networks have made the Internet the place of the collective unconscious where confused identities are lost in a shapeless global identity. The protagonist’ reaction is to […]

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FLEXIBILITY – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“FLEXIBILITY” a film by Remedios Crespo, is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short category. In the near future, the workers of a stickpin factory gather urgently to avoid the impending plant closing. The differences between the workers and the top management are not the expected ones.

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Official Selection 2015

Français ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to reveal the Official Selection of its 10th Edition. ÉCU 2015 will showcase 84 films from 32 countries from April 10th to April 12th in Paris, France. Arab Special Selection AMONGST, Mohammed Alsalman, Saudi Arabia    WITH TIME, Malak Quota, United Arab Emirates    THE RIDDLE, Fidae […]

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Spotlight – Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Français No one has as much love for making films than our next spotlight “indie”-vidual, Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul. With over fifty shorts and feature films under his belt, but only twenty-two years in the industry, he is definitely one of the most ambitious filmmakers of our time. This native Thai director’s first attempt at filmmaking […]

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Spotlight: Ruben Östlund

Français Ruben Östlund is a Swedish director, who stared his career back in 1990s by making skiing films. Only after making several skiing films in Europe and North America, Östlund entered the Gothenburg’s High School for Photography and Films and dived into feature film making. Only until this year when he finally got back to […]

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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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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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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 – “Skunk”

Olli is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. When his mortally ill mother throws a party for his sixteenth birthday, he needs to embark on a quest for friendship. “Skunk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Raf Roosens and Jan Roosens and it is part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have […]

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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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