SPOTLIGHT – MICHEL OCELOT

  Français   This Friday’s genre is animation! ÉCU wants to give the Spotlight to the creative and artistic man, the creator of the awesome masterpieces in the animation world like Kirikou et La Sorcière and Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot, who treats his works truly from his heart and soul! Michel Ocelot is a French […]

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Spotlight: Robert Rodríguez

Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer and musician – a 360 degrees artist made in Texas, USA. This week ÉCU is focusing on a big master of pulp filmmaking tradition, a b-movie lover, a creative man that still inspires the whole indie film world: Robert Rodríguez. He was rejected by film schools but his passion […]

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Spotlight: Kirsten Dunst

When your first role with 12 years is already a major part opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, you can be sure that there’s more to come. That was the case with Kirsten Dunst. She’s one of the actresses who never fails to surprise us. Once you had her labelled as a romantic comedy actress, […]

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New Submission – Numbers

Two ruthless individuals take roller skating to a whole new level in a cross-continental journey through Europe in this experimental short film by German directors Sascha Dornhoefer and Alexandra Rothert. Take a peek inside their dangerous bag of tricks in this trailer submission for ECU 2014. //Ces deux personnes incroyables prennent le patinage à roulettes […]

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Spotlight – Javier Badem

Maybe now you know Bardem as the go-to-guy in Hollywood for playing villains with crazy hair, however as most European actors he got his start in the independent cinema. His first big break came with Jamon Jamon by Bigas Luna in 1992. The art house Spanish director has given Bardem his first small role in […]

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The Boxer – Official Trailer

“The Boxer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013! Danny King is a British middleweight boxer with the dream of becoming World Champion. Having sustained an eye injury in a lead-up fight to the Championship, Danny must decide whether the professional opinions of his doctor and his trainer are worth holding back his attempts of […]

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ÉCU’s Partner Open Saint Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning – A Young Springboard

Founded by Saint Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union festival, The Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” is held annually with the assistance of the Committee of Culture of Saint Petersburg Government. The Film Festival “Beginning” represents a very important opportunity for independent and new cinema in Saint Petersburg. Every year the city at the Neva River […]

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Stage Of Mind – Official Trailer

New submission to ÉCU 2013!! Stage Of Mind follows Jeremy and his infatuation with his new roommate Alicia. He loves to listen to her singing in the shower and after several times of getting completely mesmerized by it, he decides to get closer to the bathroom’s door and enjoy the show from the first row…

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SPOTLIGHT: Lena Dunham

This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed […]

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Me, The King and my Dad

This is the story of a warm and lovely family, father,mother and the son. After the death of the lovely king of the country, the government searches for someone like the king to become the new king. They find the father of the family as the perfect match , So the family should move to […]

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BLACKSTORY- Trailer

Blackstory is a new submission to ÉCU Film Festival 2013. Max loves Lucille while Lucille toys with Gabriel.Gabriel gets in the way of Fred in the meantime Fred has a grudge against Sylvester.Sylvester is sleeping with Lucille.Lucille needs Max and Max meets Fred. Different lives crossing on a pitch-black night to remember.

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ÉCU’s Media Partner: The New Current

ÉCU’s media partner, The New Current is a website that offers a fresh stream of student media and is currently running a series of interviews with the student filmmakers who have been shortlisted in the student category of the ÉCU 2012 Film Festival! This interview features the director of ‘Goldfish Love’, Elin Gronblom, so check […]

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Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia

Recently ÉCU has started a partnership with the Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia, an annual event – organized by the Province of Foggia, with support from the Regione Puglia and European Union, through co-financing from the European regional development- that this year has decided to open its contest to Europe. The festival shares the […]

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New LOOK video!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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Check out our new look!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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Pirates Alley Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Pirates Alley focuses on the rise of this Gulf of Aden piracy situation. The documentary focuses heavily on historical matters to this present chaos and carnage. Pirates Alley se concentre sur la montée de ce golfe d’Aden situation de la piraterie. Le documentaire se concentre fortement sur des questions historiques, […]

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#twitscript

– PARTICIPA AQUI – El lunes 28 de noviembre la ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival intentará escribir – y producir – un cortometraje que es hecho enteramente de las contribuciones de la red social “Twitter”. El festival ofrecerá una línea de apertura, pero es entonces a sus seguidores a proporcionar a todos el diálogo […]

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Naturaleza Muerta

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 The story of a soldier of the International Brigades fighting in Spain against Fascism (1936). A soldier is injured in battle and lies unconscious in an olive grove. Through innovative time lapse photography, a night-time and daytime film sequence of the stricken soldiers follows until finally he awakens to find […]

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