Women in Filmmaking

For the second consecutive year we will be presenting an award close to our heart, The Excellence in Women’s Filmmaking Award, which will go to one of the 18 female film directors that will be competing at ÉCU this year. Unfortunately, the film industry consistently fails to address its gender bias, so we push to […]

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ÉCU THROWBACK REVIEW – THE BEACH

Français If Lord of the Flies came to life with good-looking adults, it’d be Danny Boyle’s The Beach. And in case the book is left dustily in your memory of high school required reading material as it is on your shelf, here’s the short: a group of kids are left unsupervised on an island and […]

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SPOTLIGHT – CHRISTINA RICCI

Français In the history of moody and dark attractive girls stands Christina Ricci at the very center. Round beady eyes with a petite frame withstanding the force of her intelligently sized head, Ricci set the tone for weird-is-the-new-sexy along with black-will-always-stay-the-new-black for generations of moody and dark attractive girls to come. Frankly put, she is […]

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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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Spotlight: Chantal Akerman

Français Each year Sight & Sound updates their list of ‘The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time’. The huge jury of critics, programmers and academics came to the grand total of 846 while the number of films by female directors they chose was… 1. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE 1080 BRUXELLES (1975) by […]

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Spotlight: Robin Williams

On Monday, August 11th 2014, the planet of cinema stopped as the death of Robin Williams was announced. The American actor’s passing triggered a surge of homages. At ÉCU, we would like to salute him by dedicating our this week’s spotlight to this great man. Massive homages have been made to the actor Robin Williams […]

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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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“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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New submission for ÉCU 2015 – D.I.Y.!

A new submission for ÉCU 2015 in the European Dramatic Short category! Check out “D.I.Y.” , directed by Josh Trigg and Mitch Kalisa! Une nouvelle soumission pour ÉCU 2015 dans le catégorie du court-métrage dramatique européen ! Regardez “D.I.Y.”, réalisé par Josh Trigg et Mitch Kalisa!

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Partner Fest: Cabriolet

For the second year now, ÉCU is proud to call this special film festival in Beirut, Lebanon, its partner. Cabriolet Film Festival takes place this weekend from the 30th May until the 1st of June. It will screen several films from ÉCU’s 2014 Official Selection, such as 7 HOURS by Farah Alhashim, winner of The […]

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Buy your tickets to ÉCU 2014

Tickets are almost gone – Hurry up and buy your pass to ÉCU 2014 here!

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Official Selection – “Post Scriptum”

Nobody understood the Prophets when talked about them. They are intangible, and nevertheless they look so real.”Post Scriptum” is an European Experimental Film by Santiago Parres and part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “The Ballad of Bloom”

A neon love story set within the chemicals of the human brain. “The Ballad of Bloom” is a student film by Dan Herlihy and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Sickfuckpeople”

A group of homeless kids that have survived their drug-addicted childhood and, once grown up, begun to live an adult life. “Sickfuckpeople” is an European Documentary by Juri Rechinsky and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – The 9th

A provocative penthouse party, soaked with the sound of classic Jazz, hosts an array of offbeat guests who dance around an intensely hidden secret. The 9th is a Dramatic Feature by Nathan Codrington and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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New Submission – “Stable Life”

An immigrant family struggles for survival in the hardscrabble world of horse racing. Watch the trailer of “Stable Life”, a new submission to ÉCU 2014 Une famille d’immigrants lutte pour sa survie dans le monde ingrat de la course de chevaux. Regardez la bande annoncer de “Stable Life”, une nouvelle inscription à ÉCU 2014.  

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New Submission – Crossing

This Student Film by French-American director Michael Pontvert, tells the story of a French soldier during WWI who suffers from amnesia. With the help of a fisherman he encounters on the riverside, this lost and confused soldier learns the faceted truths about his life. //Ce film du réalisateur français-américain Michael Pontvert, raconte l’histoire d’un soldat […]

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