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So the weather decided to spite us after our last update and Paris has been plagued by rain. But, our lucky ÉCU team escaped to Cannes to dance in the sunshine to bring you photos, videos and quirky Boomerangs of our sun-soaked adventures.  We explored the streets to find the best food spots, chatted to the friendliest people and discovered the hidden gems all around – the golden palm pops up everywhere! For the low-down on Cannes, find our video with tips as we can’t emphasise enough how weird is welcome. Oh and of course, we checked out the red carpet to see stars like Elle Fanning or made sure to watch the excellent films on offer. In fact, be sure to check out our verdict on the film ‘Graduation’ (2016) on line.

But Cannes wasn’t just a setting for us to gallivant about. While meeting and networking with other filmmakers, producers and all the VIPs of the cinema world, submissions have officially opened for ÉCU 2017! With 14 categories, you’re certain to find something to suit your tastes.

However we’ve also been working away on our Film Channel. The Netflix for Indie Films, everyone was so interested to hear all about EuroIFC and the massive collection of free, original content online to stream for anyone, anywhere.

Finally, we know this sounds super cool so, guess what? You can come and join the team: ÉCU is on the lookout for enthusiastic and artsy interns to help us make our 12th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival the best year yet!

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