ÉCU’s Suggestions for things to do in September

By Ed Millar September – the month of the rentrée, the end of the congés annuelles and the end of sheer self indulgence, right? Not necessarily. If you have a little bit of free time to spare, why not prolong your summer by enjoying yourself with ÉCU’s recommendations for September? Even if you haven’t read […]

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Covariance

“Covariance” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser! “Covariance” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours […]

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Dilli

“Dilli” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‘Dilli” is a moving collection of interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade – Bawana without water, shelter […]

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Beats of Love

“Beats of Love” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the trailer! “Beats of Love” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ […]

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American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi

“American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” is a new submission to ECU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the teaser! “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” […]

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Patient 17

“Patient 17” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Two medical interns are asked to investigate new patient Sarah Benedict after her failed suicide attempt. Search into her past, they witness disturbing events that put their lives in danger. Check out the teaser. “Patient 17” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Deux stagiaires […]

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Courts d’école EMC à La Péniche Cinéma

By Marie Thiery, intern at ÉCU How much have you heard about homosexuality in soccer? Know anything about German expressionism? Do you really know what multiple sclerosis is? And how does the idea of a robot confessional strike you? On Wednesday, July 20th, Tiphaine Vidal and I attended the short films screening at La Péniche […]

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Dear Ana

Dear Ana” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. To eat of not to eat?A seemingly simple question, but to Alice a 19-year-old girl suffering at the hands of Anorexia, this one small decision changes everything. Living her torment through her own imagined world, Alice finds herself in the company of two strange, but intriguing […]

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ÉCU visits the 2011 Paris Cinéma Festival

From restored grand classic movies, to Pixar’s latest animated film, and not to mention a ‘Special Honor to Mexico’ showcase, there was something for everyone. The ÉCU team went to the festival to gather audience reactions. “So much action! Stimulation overload!”, “A high quality festival affordable for most people” and “10 days of REAL cinema” […]

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The Rhythm of My Life

“The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would […]

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The Living Theatre: A Day in the Life of Paris

By Jen Wallace and Marc Rickenbach On May 25, at Le Pavé d’Orsay, a narrow empty space tucked away in Paris’ 7th, we attended the Introductory Cocktail and Press hour celebrating the return of The Living Theatre to Paris after a twenty year absence. The following weekend, in collaboration with the Bilingual Acting Workshop, The […]

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Cinema and Paris: A Love Story

Cinema and Paris: A Love Story From Paris Blues to Midnight in Paris, not forgetting Last Tango in Paris… So many cinematic masterpieces were born on the streets of the capital! In the background or as a central subject, Paris has always attracted and fascinated filmmakers from all over the world. Putting its movement, its […]

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ÉCU Film Festival Presents: Exclusive Film School Offer

  Bonjour ! Good morning! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Buongiorno! Bom dia! Kalimera! Tere hommikust! Goedemorgen! Dobré ráno! God dag! I would like to extend an invitation for your school to participate in the 7th edition of the European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers and their audiences. ÉCU is not […]

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“Reality Bites”

REALITY BITES NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma FREE ENTRY A party with live music, images, and stories of new productive experiences. With the participation of: Martha Capello President A.G.P.C. Association Young Film Producers Scott […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival 2011

Some great photos and film clips taken by ÉCU at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, to the soundtrack of Deckchair Orange’s “Dance with the Geeks.” // Quelques photos géniales et quelques extraits de film pris par ÉCU au festival de Cannes 2011 avec une bande son de Deckchair Orange, « Dance with the Geeks ».

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ÉCU Launch Party 2011

If you think our festivals are all work and no play, you’re wrong! Our launch party this year was awesome! Here’s a short clip that proves it. Si vous pensez que nos festivals se résume à beaucoup de travail et peu de loisirs, vous avez tort ! Notre réception cette année était extra ! Voici […]

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May 31st Special Screenings Event

Tuesday night, May 31st, ÉCU hosted its first of our year-round Special Screenings Event in Paris for two films that won awards at the 2011 festival; Paths of Hate, winner of Best Animation, featuring two combat fighters at war with each other; and Salam Rugby, winner of Best Non European Independent Documentary, following the first […]

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ÉCU Special Screening at Café COUTUME

ÉCU is excited to host our first post-2011 festival screening, where we will be featuring two “Europe’s Best Independent” awarded films at Café COUTUME, located in central Paris. This showing will be one of many special screenings ÉCU will be hosting in Paris in the next few months. Make sure you sign up with our […]

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