Official Selection – “The Ballad of Bloom”

A neon love story set within the chemicals of the human brain. “The Ballad of Bloom” is a student film by Dan Herlihy and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Sickfuckpeople”

A group of homeless kids that have survived their drug-addicted childhood and, once grown up, begun to live an adult life. “Sickfuckpeople” is an European Documentary by Juri Rechinsky and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – The 9th

A provocative penthouse party, soaked with the sound of classic Jazz, hosts an array of offbeat guests who dance around an intensely hidden secret. The 9th is a Dramatic Feature by Nathan Codrington and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Submission – “Eutanas S.A.”

Would you like to die the same way your icon did? “Eutanas, SA” by the Spanish director Victor Nores is an European Comedy Film and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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February Newsletter Update

This month was one of the most important and exciting ones here at ÉCU’s because we finally announced this year’s Official Selection. 85 of the best indie films will be competing for 24 awards during the 9th edition of The European Independent Film Festival! We are very excited and cannot wait what we have in […]

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Submission – “Are We Apart”

The European Music Video follows Kid Exodus as he descends from the underground of his native city Tromso. “Are We Apart” by Viktor Enoksen is a submission to ÉCU 2014 and part of the Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Fade Away”

The film follows a manhunt between professional killers that leads to an endless loop of murders. “Fade Away” by Romain Chassaing is an European Music Video and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Launch Party 2014

ÉCU 2014 Launch Party took place at the Gibus Club on March 11th. It was full of fun, live music, and previews of films from the ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at this video to have a taste what happened during this crazy event: The live music during the event was great, here […]

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Chains of Love – Submission

Hannah who wants to surprise the love of her life.. But instead it is her the one to be surprised. “Chains of Love” is a Student Film by Martina Plura and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Jiminy – Submission

In the near future, most people get a chip implanted in their brains. Nathanael, a cricket repair man, is faced with a moral dilemma when the parents of an autistic boy ask him to hack into the chip of their son. “Jiminy” is a Student Film by Arthur Molard and part of the Official Selection […]

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Submission – Still Got Lives

Marco and Lisa are in love. Online, they fight side by side but in real life Lisa refuses to meet Marco. When he decides to go searching for her he finds a new world. “Still Got Lives” is a Student Film by Jan-Gerrit Seyler and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Submission – 7 Hours

This is the story of a long distance relationship and about how 7 hours can change everything. “7 Hours” is directed by the Kuwaiti filmmaker Farah Alhashim and it is a film in ÉCU2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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ÉCU 2014 Submission Judges

The individuals who were our submission judges and narrowed down the most creative and most innovative films for ÉCU 2014 include: Eric Dinkian (France) – director of KORE, winner of Best Independent Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013 Martin Rath (Poland) – director of WRITTEN IN INK, Official Selection of ÉCU 2013 Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK) – director of GOOD NIGHT, winner of […]

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Jury members 2014

Suz Sainty  has been a member of the ÉCU jury since 2007. She is New Zealand born producer, director and screenwriter. She has lived in London for the past 20 years, working mainly in factual film and television. She is currently employed as a producer for Discovery.   Paul Anderson is a former BBC correspondent stationed in […]

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ÉCU 2014

ÉCU 2014- The 9th Annual European Independent Film Festival will take place from April 4th to 6th at Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, 75014 Paris. As well as the film screenings, festival attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an array of workshops as well as a series of ‘Meet the Directors‘ panel discussions, in […]

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Official Selection 2014

ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection of its 9th Edition. ÉCU 2014 showcased 85 films from 32 countries on the 4th-6th of April in Paris, France. Arab Special Selection The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton, Daniel Gerges, Egypt Have You Checked Your Oil?, Karim Rahbani, Lebanon 7 Hours,  Farah Alhashim, […]

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Spotlight – Javier Badem

Maybe now you know Bardem as the go-to-guy in Hollywood for playing villains with crazy hair, however as most European actors he got his start in the independent cinema. His first big break came with Jamon Jamon by Bigas Luna in 1992. The art house Spanish director has given Bardem his first small role in […]

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APRIL NEWSLETTER UPDATE

April is easily shaping up to be one of the nicest months Paris has seen, but that doesn’t mean we have come out of our post-festival depression just yet! The 2013 European Independent Film Festival was one of the most incredible events of the year and the entire ÉCU staff is more than grateful for […]

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