Interview- « Blanche Nuit »

Une promenade sur le chemin de la mémoire – consultez cette interview avec l’équipe de « Blanche Nuit », une comédie qui faisait partie de la sélection officielle de la dernière année. Découvrez ce qu’ils pensent de l’environnement international qu’ils ont trouvé à ÉCU et pourquoi ils aiment être indies!

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Cette semaine, cap sur l’Afrique du Sud: le Spotlight est dédié à Neill Blomkamp- si son nom ne vous dit rien, vous avez quand même sûrement déjà entendu parler de son œuvre. En effet, c’est Blomkamp qui se cache derrière les films Distric 9 et Elysium, entre autres. Neill Blomkamp a débuté sa carrière en tant que spécialiste […]

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NURT

For the second year in a row, ÉCU is honored to be partnered with NURT Documentary Film Festival! NURT, located in Kielce, Poland, is the largest film event devoted to Polish documentaries. After 18 years, the festival’s reputation continues to grow. The festival is not lacking in historical documentaries. In fact, one of last year’s […]

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ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane and interviewing winners from the 8th European Independent Film Festival. Each month we will post a new interview giving you an inside scoop into independent filmmaking. Check them out – maybe they will inspire you on your own way in the world of indie cinema! Eric Dinkian […]

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Spotlight – Steve McQueen

C’est la saison des cérémonies de remises de prix de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, et un nom est sur toutes les bouches : celui de Steve McQueen ! Désolés, nous ne vous annonçons pas la résurrection de ‘Roi du Cool’ des années 60-70… il s’agit d’un autre McQueen, qui est lui aussi digne de votre […]

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ONE SHORT FILM FEST est maintenant ouvert pour les soumissions

Le partenaire d’ÉCU au festival THE IV ONE SHORT FILM FEST de Minsk lance un appel aux soumissions pour son évènement annuel! L’objectif principal du festival est de découvrir et de soutenir de jeunes réalisateurs, et d’offrir un lieu de rencontres pour les cinéastes, les critiques et le public biélorusse. Des cinéastes du monde entier […]

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ÉCU Interviews Director Ben Mallaby

ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane with past winners from the 7th European Independent Film Festival. We hope you enjoy this exclusive insight on the Best European Independent Comedy Film « Island Queen » from ÉCU 2013 with director Ben Mallaby. Learn what’s next for Mallaby and his future projects, why he chose to submit […]

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Spotlight – Javier Badem

Vous connaissez sûrement Bardem comme l’acteur hollywoodien idéal pour les rôles de méchants, cheveux en pétard sur la tête. Cependant, comme la plupart des acteurs européens il a débuté sa carrière dans le cinéma indépendant. C’est Bigas Luna qui lui a offert son premier grand rôle dans Jamòn Jamòn en 1992. Le réalisateur de films […]

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Que faire à Paris en Novembre

L’hiver approche à grands pas : on ressort le manteau, la grosse écharpe et le parapluie. Avec tous les évènements qui ont lieu en novembre à Paris, pas question de rester chez soi ! Bravez le froid et partez à la découverte de la vie artistique parisienne. Evènement: In Bloom Birthday Party L’artiste suédoise Molly […]

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Interview Simon Powell- 2013 Winners Interview Series Ep 1

Check out the interview with Simon Powell, director and screenwriter of « Girl Shaped Love Drug- Best European Independent Dramatic Feature ÉCU 2013. Interviews and Videos

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Naperville Independent Film Festival, ÉCU’s partner in USA

For the 5th year in a row, ÉCU is proud to be the partner of Naperville Independent Film Festival and showcase its awarded films to the American audiences. The sixth annual Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF) takes place between 13th-21st September and this year attracted 150 filmmakers and 15 screenwriters from all over the globe […]

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ÉCU Exclusive Interview With American Courtesans’ Kristen DiAngelo

It has been three weeks since the 2013 European Independent Film Festival and I still cannot get this documentary out of my head.  The trailer was one of the Official Selection’s most viewed, but really, that doesn’t even do it justice.  It would be impossible to even begin to convey all that’s depicted in this […]

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About some of ÉCU 2013 Documentaries

Luckily, despite doing the social media for ÉCU 2013, I had some time to watch two documentaries: I am Eleven and American Courtesans. I was lucky because, in their own way, each documentary was incredibly moving and beautiful. I could talk hours about I am Eleven. However, Erica has already written about this amazing film, […]

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That’s a Wrap for Action Christine!

Our work is done here at Cinéma Action Christine for ÉCU 2013! We closed out with ÉCU firsts in the Grande Salle and another round of top-notch independent films in the Petite Salle. The great thing about small theaters is the opportunity it presents for intimate screenings and the promotion of a real community environment. […]

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After Party- Les Voutes Saint Paul

It’s Sunday morning. I walk into Les 7 Parnassiens and see Sarah, ÉCU jury coordinator and all around most important person at the festival. It’s 10h30. “What time did you get home last night?” “Around 4h00.” Well that’s not surprising. I left at 1h30 and am halfway through my extra large Americano. I feel old. […]

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Q&A with directors

I would have completely missed the Q&A’s with directors if not for our boss, the President of the festival, Scott Hillier: “Hey, guys, you need to go there and listen. These creative people are saying amazing stuff about their films!” “Wow, sounds promising,” I thought. My first Q&A was with the directors Don Thacker (US […]

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A priceless ÉCU moment!

The first film I saw of ÉCU 2013’s official selection was the American and French short documentary, Moving Gracefully Towards the Exit, made by Patrice M. Regnier and Jean-Bernard Andro. The story of a couple’s last years together as one suffered a terminal illness, Moving Gracefully intersperses painfully intimate musings on the knowing approach of […]

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Festival Day 2 – Perfect Start!

After hours of dancing, live music and wonderful company last night, Festival Day 2 is now off to a perfect start! This morning the entire ÉCU staff rose with the sun and shining faces to kick off the day with Adam Leipzig´s workshop on “The Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers.” The theater was a packed […]

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