Rodrigo Vila pitching his project “Hero of Two Sisters Mountain” to a professional panel at ECU’s Perfect Pitch 2009 By Sarah Schutzki Voisin From London (Good Pitch) to Scotland (The Edinburgh Pitch) to Barcelona (DocsBarcelona) to Paris (ECU’s The Perfect Pitch!!), workshops, forums and presentations on the art of pitching have become one of the […]
The view of Paris from Parc de Belleville By Sophie Nellis Next stop on our tour of Paris is the area of Belleville. Straddling the 19th and 20th arrondissements, Belleville is located between Rue de Belleville, Rue des Pyrénées, Rue de Ménilmontant and Boulevard de Belleville. It is situated on and around a hill and […]
Belmondo and Seberg By Sophie Nellis The French New Wave – known as la nouvelle vague– was a celebration of youth, Paris and, above all, cinema. Many people don’t know that the term nouvelle vague was first used in 1957 to describe the new generation of French youth, emancipated 18 to 30 year olds who […]
Four-Eyed Monsters co-creator Arin Crumley has launched a new project, OpenIndie, which aims to democratize the distribution of independent film. OpenIndie is using Kickstarter to raise $10,000. The campaign has only 8 days left and still needs $5,000. So lets all get behind this exciting project and contribute!
Scott Hillier, Festival President It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years already. Five years of hard work, five years of listening to the disbelievers who said that this event would never happen. My reward is a mind full of the great films that we have screened, the pleasure I’ve seen in our audiences […]
The bustling Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement In our first of a series of exposés, ÉCU will bring you tips and insights into a different quartier of Paris with each newsletter. By the time the festival rolls ‘round, you’ll be able to fit in like a true Parisian! (That does not mean buying a […]
Director Sam Bozzo accepting the Best Ecology Film award from Scott Hillier at the European Independent Film Festival 2009 in Paris, the European Premier of “Blue Gold: World Water Wars”. If 6 awards, 40 international film festivals, and over 250 public screenings aren’t enough reason to find out about ÉCU’s 2009 Ecology Now winner Sam […]
Perfect Pitch participant and ÉCU Official Selection filmmaker Patrick Froehlich, pitching to the panel during Perfect Pitch 2009 Sunday’s session. The Perfect Pitch premiered at The European Independent Film Festival 2009 and will be back at ÉCU 2010. The Perfect Pitch begins with a series of workshops conducted by cinema industry professionals, addressing various aspects […]