Français “We have been fortunate to create an in-kind partnership with ÉCU Film Festival in Paris which will allow us to bring the Best of ÉCU to London in 2016. By not charging filmmakers and asking audiences members to ‘pay what they like’, we will be able to make the film programme open and accessible to all […]

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ÉCU 2016 Call for Submissions

Whether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain-driven ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries. Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2015

The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award-winners for 2015. After screening, 84 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form […]

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Jury Members 2015

Antoine Vareille is an editor for feature films and television. He has worked as an editor for the films LUCKY LUKE; HITMAN; BRICE DE NICE; FATAL and DISCOUNT as well as for the TV series KABOUL KITCHEN and on the TV series documentary INTIMATE PORTRAIT with Peggy Fleming and Cindy Crawford. Antoine has been a jury […]

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Sendo imaginadas ou reais, histórias são criadas todos os dias; e o mundo sempre precisa de boas histórias. Seja uma historia que se desenvolva ao redor de um personagem ou de uma historia em um todo, o Festival Independente do Cinema Europeu continua a sua busca pelos melhores e mais talentosos narradores e visionários do […]

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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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Jury members 2014

Suz Sainty  has been a member of the ÉCU jury since 2007. She is New Zealand born producer, director and screenwriter. She has lived in London for the past 20 years, working mainly in factual film and television. She is currently employed as a producer for Discovery.   Paul Anderson is a former BBC correspondent stationed in […]

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Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014

Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014. The final deadline is just around the corner – you only have until January 12th to submit and become part of Europe’s Premier Independent Film Festival. C’est le dernier, dernier moment pour souscrire votre film au Festival Européen du Film Indépendant 2014. Allons y VITE…

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Live -Compete-Submit

Only couple of days to submit to ÉCU 2014. You can make beautiful films but if you do not share them with the world then what is the point? The final deadline is January 12th, hurry up! Il ne vous reste que deux jours pour inscrire votre film a ÉCU. Quel est le but de […]

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Zapping – Submit to ÉCU

Indie films, workshops, parties, networking opportunities, ceremonies…You can be part of all that and so much more – the only thing you need to do is to submit your work to ÉCU 2014…Only couple of days left until the final deadline January 12th. Indie Films, séminaires, soirées, opportunités de réseau, cérémonies…tu peux participer à tout […]

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Spotlight: Catalan Independent Film

Independent films are on the rise. Low budget films are breaking through into huge feature films, movies are being made without the help of major studios, and film festivals are premiering some of the world’s best independent talent. With the announcement of The 2013 European Independent Film Festival winners, this week’s Spotlight is featuring the […]

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Daring to be Different: The Artist

by Allison Leu Film today reflects today’s world, one that is constantly looking forward, making improvements and advancements. The big blockbusters in Hollywood typically fall under the category of big budget action franchises that utilize all the latest technology. Just look at the 3D craze of recent years.  I won’t say I wasn’t sitting in […]

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Skepto International and Roma Independent Film Festivals Partner with ÉCU

Skepto International Film Festival 2012: Submissions opened! We are pleased to announce that the Skepto International Film Festival has opened submissions for its third edition! Skepto International Film Festival has a competitive nature and it is open to short movies with no limits as to their subject, style or production budget. It admits documentary and […]

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