Spotlight: Robin Williams

On Monday, August 11th 2014, the planet of cinema stopped as the death of Robin Williams was announced. The American actor’s passing triggered a surge of homages. At ÉCU, we would like to salute him by dedicating our this week’s spotlight to this great man. Massive homages have been made to the actor Robin Williams […]

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“Violence Done Well” – new submission to ÉCU 2015!

“Violence Done Well” by Maida Hals is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European music video! Music video for Norwegian artist Eline Thorp. Captured in a world of reflections, a dancer is pushed to the limits.

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New submission for ÉCU 2015 – D.I.Y.!

A new submission for ÉCU 2015 in the European Dramatic Short category! Check out “D.I.Y.” , directed by Josh Trigg and Mitch Kalisa! Une nouvelle soumission pour ÉCU 2015 dans le catégorie du court-métrage dramatique européen ! Regardez “D.I.Y.”, réalisé par Josh Trigg et Mitch Kalisa!

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ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews

ÉCU 2014 came and went in an exciting and chaotic blur of filmmakers and audiences swapping appreciation for, and advice regarding, the world of independent cinema. Did you miss a chance to chat with one of your favorite filmmakers who showed their work in our Official Selection? That’s where ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews are here to help. […]

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Spotlight – Xavier Dolan

Français Xavier Dolan “l’enfant terrible” from Québec managed to be the talk of the town at the tender age of 21 with his directorial debut “J’ai Tué Ma Mère” (I killed my mother). The film took home three awards at the Director’s Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, and it even got […]

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April Newsletter Update

This month was, as you can imagine, the most exciting and important of all…The 9th edition of ÉCU took place on April 4th-6th and it was a real success! A lot of people came over to see the selection of films that we screened and in general they all had a positive response from audience […]

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Spotlight – Julie Gayet

Français ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2014 brought fresh talent to the big screens, while also highlighting the work of highly regarded and established players in the independent film scene. One of the most talked-about celebrities this festival season is the French actress Julie Gayet, who starred in the European Dramatic Short film […]

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Sizzle Reel – ÉCU 2014

Get a taste of the Official Selecion films of ÉCU 2014 by watching our Sizzle Reel: To check all the 2014 Official Selection films click here.

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Spotlight: Paul Thomas Anderson

Français At age 43, Paul Thomas Anderson is currently gearing up for the late 2014 release of his seventh feature film; by all accounts in the early stages of his career, PTA is already sitting pretty, designated across diverse film circles as one of the best directors of the modern age. When it comes to […]

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Arts at ÉCU 2014

Here are some works of art made by an our intern Ona Canilao. Enjoy! When in Paris series The talented Ona Canilao has been documenting what’s happening in the streets of Paris. From passionate street performers to the beautiful french women – she noticed it all. The sunny days are back to Paris and we […]

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Buy your tickets to ÉCU 2014

Tickets are almost gone – Hurry up and buy your pass to ÉCU 2014 here!

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Official Selection Highlight -“The Hunter”

Deep in the country, in a small and forgotten village lives Nelson, the drunkard and the war hero… forgotten by his country. The Hunter is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Ara Arush and part of the Official Selection.

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Official Selection Highlight – “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution”

Two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people. “Not Anymore : A Story of Revolution” is a Non European Ducumentary by Matthew VanDyke and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “To Kill A Sparrow”

This is the story of a young Afghan woman. When Soheila was five, she was married to an old man in compensation for her older brother’s crime. When she ran away, her father had her arrested and imprisoned.

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Official Selection – “Say Nothing”

An innocuous kids football game becomes a scene of aggression and loss of control. “Say Nothing” is an European Dramatic Short Film and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at the trailer!

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Official Selection – “Wolf’s Milk”

After being imprisoned for several years Marcus is determined to settle a score with his brother Simon. “Wolf’s Milk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Hans Vercauter and it’s part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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Much More Than A Script competition Shortlist

ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the scripts in the short list of our Much More Than a Script competition. Three films for each category (Short Films and Feature Films) were selected. Feature Film Scripts: Yellow Dragon and the Red Fox, Anthony Etherington, UK She Moved Through the Fair, Caroline Burns Cooke, […]

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Official Selection – “Skunk”

Olli is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. When his mortally ill mother throws a party for his sixteenth birthday, he needs to embark on a quest for friendship. “Skunk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Raf Roosens and Jan Roosens and it is part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have […]

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