Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge, Albert Lamorisse, 1956 by Josie Ainscough Le Ballon Rouge is a short, beautifully made film shot in colour, which tells the story of a little boy who finds a bright red balloon tied to a lamppost. He unties it, and finds out that it has a mind of its own. The balloon […]

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Splitscreen: A Love Story

‎”Splitscreen: A Love Story” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The screen is split down the middle. On the left we witness the world through the eyes of a woman. On the right we see the world through the eyes of a man. Although they live thousands of miles apart, their lives seem to […]

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ÉCU’s Partner The Teen International Shorts Festival

The Teen International Shorts Festival February 8th – 11th The Teen International Shorts Festival has been more of a project towards a common idea than a contest. As the team is preparing for its 8th edition that will take place in Istanbul in a couple of days (8th February – 11th February), we find out […]

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ÉCU 2012 main venue – Les 7 Parnassiens

Les 7 Parnassiens (www.parnassiens.com) is one of many cinemas in Montparnasse, yet it is one of the most authentic and distinctive cinemas of them all. It offers the advantage of completely original programming, offering rare films not to be found anywhere else in the area. Les 7 Parnassiens can proudly boast a tradition of offering […]

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ÉCU Office – Episode 3- All the Misses in the Office

All the Misses in the office/ Miss who?/ Who is Miss Denmark? The ÉCU office is a cultural mix of people who run in and out every day. That is why names of ÉCU interns can be difficult to remember sometimes. Here is Marie’s aka Miss Denmark story.

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Dry Valley – Trailer

“Dry Valley” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This story takes place in Dry Valley, a village owned by the noble family of Khrushevs. We see it with the eyes of Natalia, young and naive girl who serves in their country house. We share her love, dedication to her masters, mystical experience, exile, betrayal […]

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ÉCU’s partner from Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Short Film Festival 30 January – 1 February 2012 The Kuala Lumpur International Short Film Festival (KLIS) is the first and only short film festival in Malaysia and it is based in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur International Short Film Festival (KLIS) showcase the shorts by filmmakers from […]

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Mary and Bill- Trailer

“Mary and Bill” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A documentary following two elderly athletes, Mary Stroebe, a 90-year-old triathlete, and Bill Wambach, an 83-year-old high jumper. Mary has just broken her leg while down hill skiing and Bill, who smoked for 45 years, is recovering from a heart attack. Despite doctors orders, both […]

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Interview with Jordan Bayne – ÉCU Alumni

Jordan Bayne’s film, “Argo” was an official selection of ÉCU 2007. Check out what she has done since then and her latest film, “The Sea Is All I Know,” which was shortlisted for the 2012 Oscars. Le film de Jordan Bayne, “Argo” faisait parti de la officielle sélection de l’ÉCU en 2007. Découvrez ce qu’elle […]

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Wacked..!

“Wacked..!” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. It tells a story of Michael and his friends Mani and Dani. All three of them are patients in a psychiatric institution with the same goal: they want out! The lively interplay between the characters sets the scene and provides insight into the manic-depressive protagonist’s inner world. […]

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The Telegram Man

“The Telegram Man” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. During the long years of World War II, Australia’s small farming communities paid a terrible price. In the rural towns of New South Wales, one family each week discovered that their son or husband or brother or father would not be coming home. In the […]

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Useful – Trailer

“Useful” by Belgian filmmaker Inti Calfat is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “Useful” by Belgian filmmaker Inti Calfat is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A short film featuring the struggles of a doomed couple. What happens when a woman can no longer prove intimately useful to herself or her husband? Does this make […]

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VRT- Trailer

‎”VRT” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. In a not too distant future an unusual game is going on, in which every participant has to show how much he is willing to risk in order to achieve the final prize…. Reality? Fiction? VRT? Check out the teaser! “VRT” est une nouvelle interface où soumettre […]

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ÉCU Office – Episode Two – First Day

In our latest episode of The ÉCU Office, interns Marta and Bernice relive their first experiences at the office. Their bizarre tales will make you either want to throw yourself at ÉCU’s doorstep and beg to be an intern, or run away slightly confused… Will our interviewer make it out with her sanity intact? WARNING: This episode is based […]

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January 2012 Newsletter Update

ÉCU wishes everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that everyone is energized, re-vitalized and ready to attack everything that 2012 is going to throw at us! Our FINAL, FINAL submission date is January 15th so, if there is anyone still out there with a great story and not already sent it to us […]

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Paris Cinecity

  by Robert Berry For all Paris residents who are also lovers of cinema – a Venn diagram with a broad intersection if ever there was one – watching Woody Allen’s recent Midnight in Paris must have provoked a series of uncanny recognitions: the steps at the top of Rue de la Montagne Ste-Genevieve without the overspill […]

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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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