Spotlight: Robert Rodríguez

Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer and musician – a 360 degrees artist made in Texas, USA. This week ÉCU is focusing on a big master of pulp filmmaking tradition, a b-movie lover, a creative man that still inspires the whole indie film world: Robert Rodríguez. He was rejected by film schools but his passion […]

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Spotlight: Léa Seydoux

In her childhood she had wanted to become an opera singer but gave up that dream because of her timid nature. At the age of 18 she became interested in acting and not only did she manage to overcome her shyness, in only 10 years she managed to play some of the most provocative film […]

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Spotlight: Richard Linklater

As BOYHOOD – the last film of Richard Linklater – is screened at the cinema now, we decided to dedicate this week’s spotlight to this American director. Richard Linklater was born in 1960 in Houston, Texas. Far from having an already traced path dedicated to cinema, Richard Linklater dropped his studies at the university to […]

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What to do in August

As the month of August is about to start, most Parisians leave the city to go on vacations. But Paris is far from making us want to go away during the summer. Here are some reasons why: Cinema is on the agenda – as always! Outdoor projection of films is popular during the summer in […]

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“Violence Done Well” – new submission to ÉCU 2015!

“Violence Done Well” by Maida Hals is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European music video! Music video for Norwegian artist Eline Thorp. Captured in a world of reflections, a dancer is pushed to the limits.

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July Newsletter Update

The hot and humid summer days have arrived to Paris among with hordes of tourists reminding everybody that it is a high time for holidays. However, at ÉCU we combine work with fun (no, we do not wear bikinis in the office and drink margaritas the whole day long). So while having the best summer […]

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Watch the trailer of the new submission!

Another great new submission for ÉCU 2015! ‘The Still Life of Estelle’ is a student film by Emma Westenberg. Estelle is working at a business party. The evening is on its end and everybody left. In vain she tries to shut the place down, but the three men at the party don’t want to go […]

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“The Bigger Picture” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

Here’s the trailer of student film “The Bigger Picture”, directed by Daisy Jacobs. Is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Animated Films. This is the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. Richard is happy to visit, but flees as soon as anything practical needs to […]

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“Keeper” – a new submission to ÉCU 2015!

“Keeper”, a student film by Stacy Moon is a new submission to ÉCU 2015. A woman is tethered to her middle-of-nowhere home to take care of her dangerous younger brother. Feeling lonely and fed up with her brother’s indirect threats, she decides to call a company that sends a man to have dinner with her.

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New submission for ÉCU 2015 – watch the trailer!

“Heaven of Cherubs”, directed by Gustavo Massola, is a new submission to ÉCU 2015 in the category Non-European Documentary. Made for only one person, this short documentary tells the story of a piece of art made by the painter Aecio Sarti who used truck tarps as canvases for his paintings. In this project, as art, […]

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Spotlight: Gia Coppola

Coppola. A name immediately associated with big cinema. If it’s the genes, the experiences or simply the connections, it doesn’t matter. This family clan always seems to do it right. So it’s no surprise that these days all eyes seem to be on Gia Coppola, who wants to prove she can add her own trademark […]

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APERTO ALLE ISCRIZIONI

Che le si consideri come un prodotto della fantasia o ispirate a storie vere, le storie vengono create ogni giorno, e il mondo ne ha sempre bisogno –soprattutto se ben fatte, magari guidate da un personaggio o da un intreccio o anche solo ‘guidate’ in generale… ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, è costantemente […]

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Spotlight: Dariush Mehrjui

Modern Iranian cinema begins with Dariush Mehrjui. He was the founding member of the Iranian New Wave movement by introducing symbolism, realism and the sensibilites of cinema to the Iranian audience. His films were internationally praised because he wasn’t afraid to address taboo subjects in order to let the world know what’s going on in […]

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Spotlight: Saoirse Ronan

One of the youngest actresses to ever receive nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe, Saoirse Ronan has already had an extraordinarily impressive career at the tender age of twenty years old. Ronan, with an acting style described as both eccentric and intense, came to international eminence in 2007 with Joe Wright’s film […]

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ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews

ÉCU 2014 came and went in an exciting and chaotic blur of filmmakers and audiences swapping appreciation for, and advice regarding, the world of independent cinema. Did you miss a chance to chat with one of your favorite filmmakers who showed their work in our Official Selection? That’s where ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews are here to help. […]

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What to do in February

Hôtel de Ville Ice Rink If you didn’t go ice skating with your friends and/or family in the capital this year yet, this month is your last chance ! The famous ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville will be avaiable until March 3rd. Where :Place de l’Hôtel de ville 75004 Paris ———————————————————————————————————— The Fireworks Festival […]

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Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014

Your LAST CHANCE to submit to ÉCU 2014. The final deadline is just around the corner – you only have until January 12th to submit and become part of Europe’s Premier Independent Film Festival. C’est le dernier, dernier moment pour souscrire votre film au Festival Européen du Film Indépendant 2014. Allons y VITE…

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Let The Films Speak

Let the films speak – some of the “Official Selection” films from past editions of ÉCU will tell you why you should submit your work to the 9th edition of the festival. The final deadline is on January 12th, so not much time left… Laissons les images parler. Quelques uns des films de la sélection […]

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