Women in Filmmaking

For the second consecutive year we will be presenting an award close to our heart, The Excellence in Women’s Filmmaking Award, which will go to one of the 18 female film directors that will be competing at ÉCU this year. Unfortunately, the film industry consistently fails to address its gender bias, so we push to […]

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ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival

Français   ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival We are happy that Cabriolet Film Festival based in Lebanon has been ÉCU’s festival partner for several years now. Each year the festival puts together an amazing three consecutive nights of screenings on Gemmayzeh Stairs in the heart of Beirut City. Their 2015 festival is taking place between May […]

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“One Thousand & One Teardrops” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“One Thousand & One Teardrops”, a film by Fateme Ahmadi is a a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Student Film category. A magic teardrop-keeper tells Louly the stories of seven women from Iran, who have been dealing with compulsory dress codes for two hundred years. Check out the trailer!

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Workshops 2014

Workshop #1: The Script as Source: The Beginning, Middle, and End of Filmmaking Where: Grande Salle When: Saturday, April 5th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Though short-lived film revolutions have rejected the screenplay as blueprint for production, it remains as central as ever to the filmmaking process. Not only does it act as hub for the […]

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The Romanian Festival, founded in 2005 by the “Artis Foundation” film production, is the only international film festival that, from the very beginning, dared to be different by looking towards  the Black Sea region’s film industry. The festival has grown every year and become noticed abroad due to the quality of the submitted movies as well […]

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