Award Winners – ÉCU 2015

The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award-winners for 2015. After screening, 84 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form […]

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Sunday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP BUY YOUR WORKSHOP PASS HERE  10:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor starts Editing BUY YOUR SUNDAY PASS HERE BUY YOUR WEEKEND PASS HERE 11:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor ends BUY YOUR VIP PASS HERE SESSION 8 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:40 The Child 0:18:13 European Short Spain […]

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Saturday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP 10:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones starts Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales 11:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones ends BUY YOUR WORKSHOP TICKET HERE  SESSION 1 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:35 Voyeuse 0:19:56 Student Film France 11:56 Catching Fireflies 0:24:50 Non-European Short USA […]

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Friday’s Programme

FRIDAY, APRIL 10th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR   20:00 Welcome from Festival’s President Scott Hillier OPENING NIGHT SCREENING HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 20:15 Solo Finale 0:08:35 European Short Germany 20:23 Flexibility 0:09:59 European Short Spain 20:34 Ambition 0:06:39 European Short Poland 20:41 Amongst 0:03:29 Arab Special Section Saudi Arabia 20:45 Killing My Girl 0:11:37 […]

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Jury Members 2015

Antoine Vareille is an editor for feature films and television. He has worked as an editor for the films LUCKY LUKE; HITMAN; BRICE DE NICE; FATAL and DISCOUNT as well as for the TV series KABOUL KITCHEN and on the TV series documentary INTIMATE PORTRAIT with Peggy Fleming and Cindy Crawford. Antoine has been a jury […]

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Workshops 2015

Workshop #1: Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales Where: Les 7 Parnassiens (Grande Salle) When: Saturday, April 11th // 10:30 – 11:30 The topic of this workshop is sourcing finance for English-language independent films, dealing with sales agents, and selling independent films on the international markets. Gareth Jones is an industry veteran with over […]

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After Parties 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH Location: Péniche Henjo Time: 10:00pm – 3am What: Right after the Opening Ceremony of ÉCU 2015 all the guests are invited to the Friday Night After Party. Throughout the night there will be live music provided by Access Film Music Ltd. Come and mingle with musicians, filmmakers, ÉCU staff and other festival goers. How […]

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January Newsletter update

ÉCU would like to welcome everyone to a cheerful and wonderful 2015! We hope you all had an amazing holiday and spent plenty of time with your family and friends. We look forward to everything this year has to offer. The staff is returning from the holidays happier, more relaxed and, unfortunately, fatter. After gobbling […]

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Spotlight – Paula van der Oest

Français In the ÉCU’s blog, we have already talked about several movies that were chosen by their country of origin as entries to the 87th Academy Awards under the category of ForeignLanguage Film. Just before the Christmas season the Academy shortlisted 9 movies from over 80 for the further competition. Among those Paweł Pawlikowski’s IDA, […]

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Spotlight- Arnaud Desplechin

Français For the ending of this year’s Christmas season we would like to draw your attention to another French director – Arnaud Desplechin and especially one of his latest movie A CHRISTMAS TALE. Arnaud Desplechin started his career as a filmmaker after graduating from University of Paris III:Sorbonne Nouvele in 1984 by creating several short […]

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ÉCU-in-São Paulo

Questo Gennaio ÉCU-on-the-Road tour si è fermato a São Paulo, in Brasile, per proiettare una selezione dei miglior film indipendenti delle passate edizioni di ÉCU. Dal 14 Gennaio al 4 Febbraio, proiezioni e workshops si svolgeranno al  Caixa Belas Artes. Noi siamo davvero contenti di portare questi film a São Paulo, una città così vibrante e piena di cultura. […]

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“Border Trafficking” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“Border Trafficking” by Peter Rautek is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short. A woman in her mid twenties is trapped in a miserable existence as a sex worker in a small Czech village. Her inner conflict bubbles up to the surface when she decides to take her chance for a better […]

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Spotlight: Marius Ivaškevičius

Français Christmas holiday is inevitably approaching and while everybody is busy preparing for it, we though about presenting several directors, or more their particular movies, that might be an interesting replacement for a mainstream Christmas-like movies, that are watched over and over every year. As such, this week we would like to draw your attention […]

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“One Thousand & One Teardrops” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“One Thousand & One Teardrops”, a film by Fateme Ahmadi is a a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Student Film category. A magic teardrop-keeper tells Louly the stories of seven women from Iran, who have been dealing with compulsory dress codes for two hundred years. Check out the trailer!

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December Newsletter Update

The Christmas decorations are up and we are getting into the festive spirit here at ÉCU! It’s a magical time of year where we can all enjoy plenty of hot wine, Christmas carols, delicious food and an abundance of fairy lights. New Years Eve is just around the corner as well, a time to reflect […]

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ÉCU-in-Berlin

Shortcutz Berlin e Creative Media e.V. presentano ÉCU-in-Berlin. Il 14 e il 15 Gennaio, ÉCU organizzerà il suo primo evento in Germania. Tutto questo avrà luogo al Lagari Bar, un posto entusiasmante nel cuore di Neukölln. Noi siamo entusiasti di poter proiettare questi film in una città così vibrante e culturale.Berlino è ritenuta una meta così desiderabile […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Alekto” trailer

“Alekto” is a film by Thomas Kaufmann and one of our submissions in the category European Dramatic Short. It is a science fiction short film which invokes questions about conspiracy theories and the entire evolution of Man. An earthling is kidnapped into space, discovering parallel dimensions that she could have never imagined.

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “How I Lost My Best Friends” trailer

“How I Lost My Best Friends” is a film by Natalie Schwan and our new submission in the category Non-European Dramatic Short. Through nostalgic flashbacks triggered by a return to his hometown, 20-something Danny analyzes his most influential and important relationships as he tries to figure out how to move forward in his life.

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