The 9th – Trailer

“The 9th” is a submission to ÉCU 2014. A provocative penthouse party, soaked with the sound of classic Jazz. Champagne and conversation awkwardly flows with convention, as horrific torture takes place over a painfully broken piano in a secret room on the 9th floor. Check out the trailer! “The 9th” vient d’être présenté à ÉCU […]

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ÉCU 2014 teaser DEADLINE

Submit your film to ÉCU 2014 and get the chance to screen your film in Paris – city of lights. Don’t miss the final deadline January 12th!! Présentez votre film à ÉCU 2014 et saisissez l’opportunité de voir votre film projeté à Paris, Ville-Lumière. Attention, la dernière date limite est fixée au 12 janvier !

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The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton – Trailer

“The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 by Egyptian filmmaker Daniel Gerges. After losing his identity overnight, Paul Hamilton has to decide whether to live as Paul in a world that rejects him, or as Elmore in a world he despises. Check out the trailer. “Les trois suicides de […]

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Submissions to ÉCU 2014 are closing

Submissions for ÉCU 2014 ARE CLOSING SOON! **2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April** Submitting to ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is easy, just follow these 3 simple steps: STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY For detailed description of each film category please click below:  EUROPEAN CATEGORIES * Dramatic Feature * Dramatic Short […]

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Reasons to Submit to ÉCU 2014

ÉCU’s late deadline is approaching, you only have until January 5th to submit your films to the festival. Still not sure why you should do that? Well, we will give you 7 simple reasons. Be prepared! Reason #1: GET SEEN by industry professionals, cinema lovers, other filmmakers, members of the press, distributors… Reason #2 : […]

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New Submission – Beyond

“Beyond” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014, an abstract narrative that asks the viewer to look into a mirror as it addresses the psychological struggles, frustrations and depressions that complicate human thoughts. Check it out! “Beyond” est un nouveau film soumis à ÉCU 2014. Ce récit abstrait demande au spectateur de regarder à travers […]

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New Submission – Unplugged

“Unplugged” is a submission to ÉCU 2014. An existential allegory about music played on tree leaves, humorously rattling between the most primitive of instruments and the most universal escapism of music. Check out the trailer! “Unplugged a été soumis à ÉCU 2014. Une allégorie existentielle à propos de musique, jouée humouristiquement sur des feuilles d’arbres, […]

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New Submission – Cas & Dylan

“Cas & Dylan” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. It is a comedic drama that follows a dying Doctor (Dreyfuss) whose plan to check out on his own terms takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an ‘anything-but-normal’ 22-year-old girl (Maslany). “Cas & Dylan” est un des nouveaux […]

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New Submission – I Don’t Care

“I Don’t Care” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Ollie, young ‘mum to be’ faces the possibility of having a child with Down’s Syndrome. Take a look at the trailer! “I Don’t Care” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2014. Ollie, est enceinte et découvre qu’elle risque de donner naissance à un bébé atteint […]

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New Submission – Crossing

This Student Film by French-American director Michael Pontvert, tells the story of a French soldier during WWI who suffers from amnesia. With the help of a fisherman he encounters on the riverside, this lost and confused soldier learns the faceted truths about his life. //Ce film du réalisateur français-américain Michael Pontvert, raconte l’histoire d’un soldat […]

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New Submission – Derniers Recours

What lengths would you go to get what you want? Experience this undying battle between morale and temptation during this Dramatic Short about one man’s desperate search for citizenship in the submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 by Algerian director Mahi Bena. //Que feriez-vous pour obtenir ce que vous voulez? Suivre cette lutte entre le moral […]

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New Submission – Numbers

Two ruthless individuals take roller skating to a whole new level in a cross-continental journey through Europe in this experimental short film by German directors Sascha Dornhoefer and Alexandra Rothert. Take a peek inside their dangerous bag of tricks in this trailer submission for ECU 2014. //Ces deux personnes incroyables prennent le patinage à roulettes […]

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Stephen David Brook’s Feature Film “Flytrap”

We are happy to announce that ÉCU 2008 Alumni Stephen David Brooks will begin production of his new feature film “FLYTRAP” early next month on December 5th.  “FLYTRAP” combines science fiction with dark humor to tell the story of an English astronomer who becomes spellbound by those who are holding him hostage. The film will […]

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New Submission – The Typewriter

The Typewriter The intimidating blank page troubles the writer who struggles to release both his fears and desires in this poetic short. Enjoy the mesmerizing story by French director Gabriel Richard in this submission trailer for ÉCU 2014. //La page blanche intimidant inquiète l’écrivain qui se bat pour libérer ses craintes et ses désirs dans […]

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New Submission – Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher

Do you ever fear you’ll disappear if no one is watching? This pensive student film by UK director Gevi Dimitrakopoulou delves deep into the insecurities of personal identity while exposing intimate details of humanity. //Avez-vous jamais l’impression que vous allez disparaître si personne ne vous observe? Ce film pensif par le réalisateur britannique Gevi Dimitrakopoulou analyse […]

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ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane and interviewing winners from the 8th European Independent Film Festival. Each month we will post a new interview giving you an inside scoop into independent filmmaking. Check them out – maybe they will inspire you on your own way in the world of indie cinema! Eric Dinkian […]

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Spotlight – Steve McQueen

With award season starting at the other side of the Atlantic there is a name that keeps coming up in the best director nominations and that name is Steve Mcqueen! We should clarify for the 60s and 70s movie lovers that we are not here to break the news of the resurrection of the ‘The […]

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ONE SHORT FILM FEST is Now Open for Entries

ÉCU’s partner festival THE IV ONE SHORT FILM FEST in Minsk announces a call for submissions for their annual event! The Festival’s main goal is to discover and support young filmmaker and creating a public meeting space for filmmakers, critics and the Belarusian audience. Filmmakers from around the word can participate in the festival! To […]

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