ÉCU January Updates

Français January always means new beginning, the feeling of having another chance and loads of good intentions. Refreshed after the holidays, we got back on track really fast, as The European Independent Film Festival is just around the corner. Submissions to ÉCU closed on January 17th, setting the road to the last month before the announcement of […]

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ÉCU-in-Cannes

Français   For ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, three days in Paris is just not enough. We love travelling around the world making sure our Official Selection filmmakers and films are known. This can best be achieved through promoting and screening the best indie films, so ÉCU will attend the Cannes Film Festival! Cannes Film Festival strives to encourage […]

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Interview with Tannaz Hazemi – Director of “Before the Bomb”

Français Last year, ÉCU handed the short script prize to Tannaz Hazemi and James Grimaldi’s heart-wrenching drama, BEFORE THE BOMB. Tannaz has since taken the story from script to screen and returned triumphantly into our Official Selection. We caught up with her to see how she got from self-funded micro budget films to her latest […]

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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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Interview – “Blanche Nuit”

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of “Blanche Nuit”, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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Interview with Eric Dinkian – Director of “Kore”

To continue our interview series with ÉCU 2013 winners, please check out this one with Eric Dinkian, director of “Kore”, winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013. What was his experience at ÉCU, what happened with his film after winning the award…have a look!

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Spotlight – Billy Wilder

The rise of Nazi Germany during the 1930’s cast down a threatening shadow over Europe as it continued to engulf a sea of innocent victims. Billy Wilder, then a successful writer, uprooted from his home in Berlin and retreated to Paris where he sought salvation from the German forces. It was here that the Jewish […]

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ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane and interviewing winners from the 8th European Independent Film Festival. Each month we will post a new interview giving you an inside scoop into independent filmmaking. Check them out – maybe they will inspire you on your own way in the world of indie cinema! Eric Dinkian […]

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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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Cannes Short Film Corner: Interview with José Salazar

Cannes, 24th May – Short films corner ÉCU had the opportunity to meet and interview José Salazar, the director of the film “Passage” screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short films corner, a film co-directed with Tom Smith. José Salazar, is a Venezuelan filmmaker who has been living  in Paris for the last 10 years. […]

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ÉCU Exclusive Interview With American Courtesans’ Kristen DiAngelo

It has been three weeks since the 2013 European Independent Film Festival and I still cannot get this documentary out of my head.  The trailer was one of the Official Selection’s most viewed, but really, that doesn’t even do it justice.  It would be impossible to even begin to convey all that’s depicted in this […]

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Intervista esclusiva con Abu Bakr Shawky, il regista di `Things I Heard On Wednesdays`

ÉCU – Il Festival Europeo del Cinema Indipendente promuove sei cineasti arabi indipendenti durante il festival di quest’anno, e si contenderanno il Premio Ahmed Khedr per l’eccellenza dei cineasti arabi. “Things I heard on Wednesday”, diretto da Abu Bakr Shawky, oltre ad presente nella Selezione Ufficiale del Film Festival di New York, è uno dei […]

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David Jakubovic e il suo film

Nella sua recente intervista con ÉCU, il talentuoso regista David Jakubovic racconta del suo film The Forest is Red, che ha vinto il premio per il miglior lungometraggio non europeo a ÉCU – Festival Europeo del Cinema Indipendente 2012. Jakubovic è cresciuto in Israele ma nato a New York City, dove abita al momento. The […]

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ÉCU Interviews Thomas Canto

The ÉCU team caught up with Thomas Canto at the “All Senses” event at the Tokyo Art Club. The urban light artist discussed his future projects, artistic inspiration, and his thoughts on advancing camera technology.

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ÉCU on the Streets

Do you know what an écu is? The ÉCU team took to the streets of Paris to talk to people about their favourite films. Submit to ÉCU 2013!

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ÉCU INTERVISTE VIP DA “ALL SENSES”

Il team dell’ÉCU ha passato una serata deliziosa basta su film indipendenti e sushi delizioso che il Palais de Tokyo ha offerto venerdì sera. Fashionistas e paptiti di film si sono riversati nel patio per godersi un drink (o due) e una meravigliosa vista della Tour Eiffel. Abbiamo girato un’intervista con Vicki Mather, destinatario del […]

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Ooanagh Kearney: Intervista su Her Mother’s Daughters

di Alexander Acosta Osorio Vincitrice all’ÉCU Film Festival 2012 della sezione Best Editing con il suo film Her Mother’s Daughters, la regista Ooanagh Kearney parla d’ispirazione, di sfide e dei suoi prossimi progetti. Questa intervista è stata rilasciata un paio di settimane prima che l’ÉCU 2012 film festival avesse luogo. Her Mother’s Daughters racconta la […]

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