Mike Beck and Access Film Music – The Festival Soundtrack

by Robert Barry Mike Beck is a big bearded, shaggy-haired bear of a man. A full-time musician since 2001, as frontman to Chicago Mike’s InterGalactic Brother and Sisterhood of Big Eyed Beans he spends four or five months of the year touring in Europe, playing some 250 gigs a year. Meanwhile, “between gigs, or while […]

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ÉCU’s Partner – International Film Festival SAX (FICS)

The International Film Festival Sax (FICS) is a young and interesting festival held throughout the month of July in the picturesque town of Sax, near the coast and located in the center of the province of Alicante (Valencia Community ), Spain. The festival was created in July 2005 from the Association of Cinematographic and Audiovisual […]

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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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Some Highlights from ÉCU 2012

Missed ÉCU 2012? No worries, here are some highlights from the festival. More updates and videos coming soon, so stay tuned. Big thanks for our partners Zs2 Media Group and 565Video for shooting and editing all these clips for us. Vous avez raté ÉCU 2012? Ne vous inquiétez pas, voici quelques passages du festivals. Des […]

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ÉCU Film Festival 2012: Wrap Up

It is about six o clock on the morning after the last night of the ECU Film Festival and I am in bed, asleep, and dreaming. I am dreaming that I am still at a film festival. Approximately forty-three hours ago, writer-director, Alan Arrivée, an old friend of the festival, was leading a seminar in […]

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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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ÉCU 2012 Winner’s List!

Best European Independent Film 2012 – “Berlinoises”  by Rocco Labbé Best Short Script – “The Chicken” by Una Gunjak Best Feature Script – “Sole” by Allee Pitaccio The European Youth Excellence Award in Filmmaking – “Drawing a Smile” by ICFFCY Youth Team Best Independent Experimental Film – “Achantè” by Emily McMehen Best Student Film – […]

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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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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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Interview with Elin Gronblom

Elin Gronblom, a Finnish director, talks about her film, “Goldfish Love.” The film tells a story of a budding friendship between a goldfish who longs to swim in the ocean and a musician. Check out her exciting interview! Ellin Gronblom, une réalisatrice Finlandaise, parle de son film, “Goldfish Love.” Le film raconte l’histoire d’une amitié […]

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Journal Entry Day Two: ÉCU Film Festival 2012

It’s about a quarter to one on the second day of the festival and Pablo Tourrenc has just revealed to a room full of school children that Kid Cudi is habitually four or five hours late to turn up on the set of his video shoots. This is a fact that they will keep with […]

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Interview with Egil Pedersen

Egil Pedersen, director of “Rugged Wilderness & Mountain Man No More – Dropping Feathers”, one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 speaks about his music video. His video is a black and white story following five separate people and how they deal with their handicaps. Let’s hear what he has to […]

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