Spotlight – Neill Blomkamp

Since South Africa is being on the spotlight lately, ÉCU’s Spotlight this week is dedicated to a South African artist of international acclaim. And the artist in question is director Neill Blomkamp. Maybe his name doesn’t sound familiar but his work might, Blomkamp is the artist responsible behind the hit film District 9 and the 2013 Elysium amongst other projects. […]

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ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

James McAleer is a winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2011 for Invertebrate the Movie. Check out his interview with ÉCU and see what he has been up to since winning the award. Also check out his article to us here! James Mcaleer est le laurét du prix du meilleur Film Expérimental de ÉCU […]

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ÉCU’s next deadline is on this Sunday. Submit NOW!

ÉCU is just couple of days away from its next deadline, so we thought it is right to show everyone once again a great behind the scenes footage from ÉCU 2011. Want to be part of the next year event? Well, then send in your film NOW! ÉCU est seulement a quelques jours de sa […]

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The Rhythm of My Life

“The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would […]

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Fun Facts about Festival de Cannes

A little over halfway done with Festival de Cannes now! How about some pretty impressive fun facts and numbers to give you an idea of how big this production is? 2km: The total length of red carpet unraveled over the duration of the festival; carpets are changed three times a day. 6: New languages were […]

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Meet Inessa- ÉCU Intern From Russia

Hi, everyone! My name is Inessa and I came from Russia to Paris especially for the ÉCU Film Festival 2011, mostly because I was interested to learn more about the filmmaking process! It was my first experience at a film festival and I was happy to become part of the team. Before the event Kadi […]

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Who Am I

Meet some of the filmmaking faces of ÉCU 2011 as they introduce their films and what is was that inspired them to make their way into the world of independent cinema. Rencontrez quelques uns des cinéastes d’ÉCU 2011 dans cette video, où ils introduisent leurs oeuvres et dévoilent ce qui les a inspirés de se […]

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Tips from ÉCU Filmmakers and Judges

During ÉCU 2011 we interviewed several filmmakers and judges. Meet Oscar Vega, Alan Arrivee, Gerard Delorme, Louisa Mayman and Elliot Grove and find out what does ÉCU mean to them, why is this festival different from others and get their tips for first time independent filmmakers getting started in the industry. Check out the video!

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Ellis “Right on Time”

The mark of a truly successful film festival is the creative connection between participants. Jeff Gross was at ÉCU to give a script-writing workshop, Ellis had come from Minneapolis for the music showcase. Impressed by her charisma, her wise smile, her poetry, Jeff approached her after a set and proposed to make a video clip, […]

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Scott on Georgian tv

Scott Hillier, President of ÉCU and Tornike Bziava, winner of “Best European Dramatic Short” at ÉCU 2011, were featured on Georgian main TV channel Rustavi2. Check it out! Scott Hillier, président d’ÉCU et Tornike Bziava, le gagnant du “meilleur court-métrage européen” à ÉCU 2011, ont été présenté sur la chaîne de télévision première de Géorgia, […]

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Jury at ÉCU 2011

Ben Blaine from G-Technology interviewed some of ÉCU’s 2011 jury members: meet Guillaume Gontard, Oscar Vega, Louisa Mayman and Vesna De Vinca. Find out what they look for when watching films in competition and what their hopes are for future ÉCU festivals.

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Faces of the Festival

“Faces of the Festival” from ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival in partnership with G-Technology. For more interviews with filmmakers and behind the scenes vBlog go to ‪http://ecu.g-technology.eu

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Go Independent

Check out another great video made for ÉCU by Comenboite Regardez cette video faite par Comenboite

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Scott’s Pre-Festival Update

Fantastically stupefyingly busy. Sleep depravedand red-eyed. Tremendously excited. That’s the ÉCU 2011 team with only couple of days to go. At ÉCU 2011 we will be screening 77 films from 26 countries competing for 20 awards, with 8 World Premieres and 5 European Premieres. Sixty filmmakers are making their way to Paris to be on […]

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ÉCU launch party at La Scopitone: Intern Spy

To celebrate this year’s ÉCU film festival, a launch party was held at La Scopitone, Opera, where filmmakers, partners, and the french press could meet the ÉCU team and get a taste of what is to come in two weeks. An anonymous ÉCU team member (intern spy) documented the evening surreptitiously mingling in the crowd […]

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Final Draft Special Offer

Final Draft Software has a special money-saving deal for friends of the ÉCU Film Festival. Use the code ÉCU 2011 upon checkout at finaldraft.com and purchase Final Draft for just $169. This is an $80 discount off the normal price. (This offer ends April 10, 2011.) Joe Mefford from Final Draft will be attending the […]

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Much More Than A Script Competition shortlist

ÉCU is proud to announce the scripts that have been shortlisted for our “Much More Than A Script Competition”. We have selected screenplays from two categories: feature film and short film. Congratulations to: FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS: A Coward Never Bled – Eduardo A. Garcia Foreign Exchange – Scott Thompson Man, Wife, Beauty – Kenneth Kern […]

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Animated Films at ÉCU 2011

We are happy to bring you 5 animated films, that made it to the official selection of ÉCU 2011. From Germany “Adveniat Regnum Meum” (dir Stefanie Katja Ernst) Screening: Saturday,2nd of April, Session 3 (PSG3) We are living in a world of victims and offenders. Male sexual desire and aggressive abuse contrast with beatitudes, delivered […]

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