ÉCU 2010 Official Selection on Screen Daily!

The Official Selection has been announced! Check out Screen Daily (www.screendaily.com) who have written about The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 Selection here. Only three weeks to go until showtime!

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Independent Film Television

With our minds on keeping all our supporters entertained in the final lead up to ÉCU 2010, we invite you to check out the pandora’s box of independent film that is Independent Film Television (IFT). ÉCU is delighted to have entered into a new partnership with IFT, the French freebox channel dedicated exclusively to the […]

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Contemplations of a Culture-Shocked Movie Goer

By Moze Halperin   Those of you who live in Paris have likely noticed the frightening abundance of misery-stricken, wet, baffled, crushed, torn, tempest-tossed Korean widows plastering the Paris metro stations.  Lurking behind every endearingly Parisian puff of urine with that worn mien, waiting to shatter commuters’ iPoded complacency, silently bemoaning the woes, the burdens, […]

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AngloINFO – The Perfect Paris Guide

Don’t get lost in translation when getting ready for Paris.  AngloINFO (www.angloinfo.com) is one of the world’s top online media companies providing information and support for English-speakers living abroad – everything you need for life in another country. So whether you need tips for travelling on the metro and what passes to buy, the location […]

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Our Paris Series Part VII: Montmartre

In pursuit of pleasure… By Sophie Nellis As we zig zag across Paris, I think it’s time to take a stroll around my own neighbourhood, the 18th arrondissement. At the heart of this quartier is the Butte Montmartre, at the top of which is the brilliantly white, looks-like-a-wedding-cake, Sacré-Coeur. Whether they come to visit the […]

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Get A Room with Roomorama!

The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2010 is delighted to confirm their partnership with  Roomorama (www.roomorama.com) to offer you short term rentals in Paris. Started by two New Yorkers wanting to make some quick cash to go on holiday, Roomorama.com is a website that connects you with hosts who provide short-term rentals.  Apartments range from professionally-managed suites […]

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Club Positif, Débat Animé

By Ben Margereson Tuesday, the 23rd of February at 8pm, Le Grand Action will be holding its monthly débat animé, this month lead by Franck Kausch from Club Positif. Each month Club Positif shows a selected film and holds a discussion after the screening. The film of choice for this month is The New World, […]

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Let’s Go Ride A Couch (moviemaker.com)

Rhett and Burke Lewis giving couch-rides at the Cinequest Festival. (Source:www.moviemaker.com) What an amazing article, this is a PERFECT guide on how to promote your film on the festival circuit! The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will be held from 12-14 March at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Theatre […]

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The Art of the Subtitle (directorsnotes.com)

At the European Independent Film Festival, we receive films from all over the world and in many different languages – French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Icelandic, English and even Aussie (*do* they qualify as speaking English in the land down under?). This ultimately raises the following question: how can filmmakers and subtitles work together to appeal to the international audience?

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ÉCU Partners with G-Technology by Hitachi

ÉCU is delighted to announce a new partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi – premium external storage solutions that are trusted by creative professionals. G-Tech will be leveraging its platinum sponsorship of the Festival to celebrate and support the independent filmmaking community. This support builds upon G-Technology’s sponsorship of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival taking place […]

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Scott’s January Festival Update

Hi everybody! With less then two months to go, activities are reaching warp-speed here at The European Independent Film Festival! Screeners are being spirited off to our submission judges, poster designs OK’d and printed, venue floor and seating plans are being scribbled upon and tickets being sold… Whew, what excitement for The ÉCU 2010 team […]

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Don’t Think, Just Shoot!

As announced in our December newsletter, The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) is partnering up with Lomography for this year’s festival edition. Originating from the former USSR, Lomography is a special kind of camera  that defies all the rules of taking pictures. Keeping the tradition of film alive, Lomography allows photography lovers to experience the passion […]

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Now For A Short History…

For the first time the European Independent Film Festival will be held at the cinema Le Grand Action, in the heart of Paris’ intellectual hub, the Latin Quarter. The site is currently a honeypot for cinephiles, but through the centuries has housed a club during the Revolution, a ballroom and a theatre before starting life […]

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Our Paris Series Part VI: Chinatown

By Sophie Nellis Chinatown: A taste of modern Paris… High-rise buildings are so unusual in Paris that getting off the metro at Olympiades often feels like stepping into a different city. Welcome to the 13th arrondissement, where sixties architecture meets Paris’ main Chinatown. During the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, […]

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Second Venue Confirmed For ÉCU 2010!

The ÉCU team is delighted to confirm that this year’s festival will now be held in two new venues right in the heart of Paris. In addition to our main venue Cinéma Le Grand Action, ÉCU 2010 will also be hosting events at the independent theatre Le Triomphe. Situated in the heart of the Latin […]

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Scott’s December Festival Update

Hi everyone! Welcome to our last newsletter for 2009. It’s amazing to look back and see how quickly the year – in fact the last decade – has gone! The ÉCU 2010 team is moving at warp speed trying to keep up with the new submissions streaming in, getting them off to the submission judges, […]

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Lomography is now at ÉCU 2010

The ÉCU Film Festival is proud to announce that Lomography is now at ÉCU 2010! «It was in the early 1990s when two students in Vienna, Austria, discovered a small enigmatic Russian camera, the Lomo Kompakt Automat.» They took distinctive pictures with no rules but one: enjoyment. Headed by Peter Boesch, Paris Lomography will be […]

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International Film and Music Festival Küstendorf 2010

International Film and Music Festival Küstendorf will take place from January 13-19, 2010 in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia. Festival is founded by the famous film director, Emir Kusturica, and is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. Like in previous two years, this third edition is dedicated to future […]

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