New Submission – Derniers Recours

What lengths would you go to get what you want? Experience this undying battle between morale and temptation during this Dramatic Short about one man’s desperate search for citizenship in the submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 by Algerian director Mahi Bena. //Que feriez-vous pour obtenir ce que vous voulez? Suivre cette lutte entre le moral […]

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New Submission – Lynching

Observe a fresh perspective on the artificiality of human existence in this Experimental Short by Romanian director Lorand Janos. This submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 takes after the visual narrative coined by David Lynch and pays tribute to cinema, women, and life. //Observez une nouvelle perspective sur l’artificialité de l’existence humaine dans ce court expérimental […]

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New Submission – Brueder

Dealing with family issues always ends with trouble. “Brueder” by German film director Daniel Rübesam is submitted into ÉCU 2014 Student Film Category and shows us how helping your own brother might lead you back into a criminal path. Enjoy the trailer! //Drame familial peut parfois conduire à des problèmes. “Brueder” par le réalisateur allemand […]

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New Submission – Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher

Do you ever fear you’ll disappear if no one is watching? This pensive student film by UK director Gevi Dimitrakopoulou delves deep into the insecurities of personal identity while exposing intimate details of humanity. //Avez-vous jamais l’impression que vous allez disparaître si personne ne vous observe? Ce film pensif par le réalisateur britannique Gevi Dimitrakopoulou analyse […]

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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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Spotlight – Steve McQueen

With award season starting at the other side of the Atlantic there is a name that keeps coming up in the best director nominations and that name is Steve Mcqueen! We should clarify for the 60s and 70s movie lovers that we are not here to break the news of the resurrection of the ‘The […]

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ÉCU Interviews Director Simon Powell

What inspired his winning film? What are the thoughts behind the memorable lines of “Girl Shaped Love Drug” and how was his experience at ÉCU 2013? Simon Powell, director of the Best European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2013 answers all these questions and introduces us to the-behind-the-scenes of his winning film. Check out the […]

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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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La vie d’Adèle – Review

“La vie d’Adèle”, fifth film of the franco-tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche is a must-see for everyone. After been named best film at Cannes, the film has been described as politic, provocative and shocking. The lesbian sex scenes are indeed very explicit, however the striking power of this masterpiece lies in its ability to describe the […]

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The Love Paradox – New Submission ÉCU 2013

The Love Paradox is a new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Non-European Dramatic Short category. This move from Puerto Rico shows you the live of Dr. William Campos, a respected astrophysicist in the 80’s. When he loses his wife in a car accident, he collapses into a downward spiral and his obsession to prove […]

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NEW EMPIRE – OFFICIAL TRAILER

“New Empire” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Soviet iconography, the cyclicity of history and extreme free-market capitalism tell the story of a civilization that rises amidst melting snow in the ruins of a magnificent fallen empire. A sci-fi documentary on Modern day Russia and the failure of the communistic Utopian dream, told through imagery […]

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Cosa fare a Parigi in Ottobre

Evento: Notti del Terrore Dettagli: Nei giorni precedenti Halloween, Disneyland Paris festeggia con degli eventi terrificanti! Vampiri e fantasmi infesteranno il parco riempiendo ogni angolo di attività paranormale da pelle d’oca! Quando: 27 – 28 Ottobre 2012, 20:30 – 01:00 Dove: Disneyland Resort Paris – Place des Passagers-des-Vents 77700, Chessy – Marne la Vallee. Metro […]

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PUPPETEER – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Shaun is a lonely urbanite trapped in an uninspiring job and disconnected from those surrounding him in a metropolis. Yearning for human connection, he frequents the spot where his father died to revisit childhood memories when they practised the art form of puppetry; the metropolitan train stations to try engaging himself with fellow travellers; and […]

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Ecu al festival Internazionale del Film di Toronto

Le giornate Festival Internazionale del Film di Toronto (TIFF) sono le più frizzanti del cinema indipendente in Nord America. Per 36 anni, il TIFF ha portato un’audience e un contesto dove i cineasti indipendenti possono mostrare per la prima volta i loro lavori, e dove il cinema canadese ha l’opportunità di essere presentato su scala […]

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: ÉCU’s 2011 Best Actor winner Emmett Scanlan

Here at ÉCU we wish to celebrate the most adroit talents in indie cinema today and seek out the finest actors who display passion, intensity and ingenuity in their work. This week’s spotlight is on Dublin born actor Emmett Scanlan who starred as Charlie Barnum in the dark Irish film Charlie Casanova (2010), a part […]

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Il Partner dell’ ÉCU Open Student Film Festival di San Pietroburgo “Beginning” – Un giovane trampolino di lancio

Fondato dal Festival dell’unione dei filmmakers di San Pietroburgo Open Student Film Festival di San Pietroburgo “Beginning” è annualmente gestito con l’assistenza del comitato della Cultura di San Pietroburgo. Il Festival del Film “Beginning” rappresenta un’opportunità molto importante sia per il uovo cinema che per quello indipendente a San Pietroburgo. Ogni anno la città nella […]

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ÉCU PARTNER: Ro-IFF FILM FESTIVAL

Questo festival Rumeno, fondato nel 2005 dalla casa di produzione, è l’unico festivalinternazionale che, sin dall’inizio, ha guardato oltre le produzioni della case conematografiche del Mar Nero, facendo qualcosa di diverso. Il festival è cresciuto di anno in anno ed è stato notato all’estero grazie alla qualità dei film e a tutti gli eventi inclusi […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to Italian Gestures

ÉCU OFFICE EPISODES Episode 6 – The Italians Over the years ÉCU has had interns from all over the World. We’ve had Poles, Danes, Brazilians and Roastbeefs; We’ve shared our laughs, wine, beers and tears with Aussies, Hungarians, Chinese and even the Irish. But for some reason for the last two years we have had […]

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