Parisian Landscapes: The geography of Michael Haneke’s “Hidden”

by Jennifer Wallace Parisian landscapes are frequently manipulated by directors to create a self-contained world for the protagonists. In Michael Haneke’s ‘Hidden’, clues to unravelling the mystery of the film are deeply embedded in its location. Jen Wallace visits the Cité florale to unearth some answers. If you were to ask people what films they […]

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Wondering about the ÉCU hand?

You may have noticed that we sneakily changed our graphics for ÉCU 2011 and you may have asked yourself, “What the…?” Well let us explain. The ÉCU Team realizes that making an independent film is a lonely venture and The ÉCU Hand symbolises the festival’s commitment to letting these talented story-tellers know that ‘You are […]

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Girl Talk: Art and Copyright

by Marc Rickenbach American mash-up master Girl Talk has been the subject of much controversy due to his copyright-bending art and wild live shows. With a new album out (available as a free download), we take a look at an artist who calls attention to the possibilities of the Internet in enhancing creativity via mash-up […]

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Creative Commons: the Robin Hood of 21st century culture?

by Ana Soares It’s tough to be an artist in the era of copyright, so knowing that organizations like Creative Commons are out there, looking out for your right to be creative, can be at least reassuring. Whether you’re an independent or mainstream filmmaker, a musician or a scientist, a writer or an ayahuasca appreciator […]

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Driven Creativity Award

Scott, festival president attended G-Tech’s Driven Creativity Competition awards ceremony in London on the 16th of Nov. Want to find out, who was the winner? Then check out the video! Scott, le president du festival, a assisté cérémonie d’attribution des prix de G-Tech Europe Driven Creativity Competition a Londres le 16 Novembre. Voulez-vous découvrir le […]

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Intern interviews: Ana asks Ellen about her ÉCU experience

Ellen Dumbadze is the newest addition to the ÉCU staff. In an interview with Ana (our “creative content” intern) she tells us about her origins, her expectations, and her hands. Ana: Hey Ellen, funny that we should meet at ÉCU! Tell me, where are you from? Ellen: Hi, I am from Georgia – the country […]

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The April Chill

“The April Chill” by Tornike Bziava is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. The story of a Soviet military serviceman and a male Georgian dancer. An anti-violence film about the awakening of human instinct in an invader. Check out the trailer! <<The April Chill>> de Tornike Bziava vient d’être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. C’est l’histoire […]

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La Blogothèque’s Take-Away Shows

by Marc Rickenbach With well over 100 videos shot and published, La Blogothèque’s Take-Away Shows are hardly a well kept secret anymore. They have become a standard stop for bands and artists of all styles and status that tour through the French capital. Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Phoenix have all walked the streets of […]

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Pink Subaru

“Pink Subaru” by Japanese filmmaker Kazuya Ogawa is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Meet Elzober, widower and father of 2, who works in a restaurant and is finally able to fulfil his dream: to buy a brand new black Legacy. Check out the official trailer! /// ‹‹ Pink Subaru›› par Kazuya Ogawa est une […]

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The Lost Cause

“The Lost Cause” by Guillaume Mazloum is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Check out the teaser!

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Een Kleine Duw

„Een Kleine Duw“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. „Een Kleine Duw“ is by Belgium filmmaker Philippe Verkinderen. Check out official trailer!

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Language of a Broken Heart

“Language of a Broken Heart” is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. “Language of a Broken Heart” is by American filmmaker Rocky Powell. Check out the teaser!

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Il Cercatore

“Il Cercatore” is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. “Il Cercatore” is by Italian filmmaker Giacomo Arrigoni. Check out the teaser!

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Fallen Before Falling

“Fallen Before Falling” is a new submission to ÈCU 2011. Afer a mental breakdown, an actor moves to an abandoned farm to seclude herself and escape from her life. Check out the trailer!

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A.L.I.C.E.

“A.L.I.C.E.” is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. “A.L.I.C.E.” is by filmmaker Dawn Westlake. Check out the official trailer!

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A.Hitler

“A.Hitler” is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. “A.Hitler” is by filmmaker Barry J Hershey. Check out the teaser!

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Toxic Soup

„Toxic Soup“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. Every day in America a total of 42 billion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported for commercial and industrial uses. Of that, over 62,000 chemicals were “grandfathered” into commerce as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act without testing their impact on public health or […]

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Slippery Slope

„Slippery Slope“ is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. „Slippery Slope“ is by filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg. An assemblage of images on the theme of war, ranging from various iconic film scenes, including problematic footage of the Berlin olympics, to old home movies and disaster news footage from Hurricane Katrina and the South-Asian Tsunami. Check out […]

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