ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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SPOTLIGHT – VALERIA BRUNI TEDESCHI

Français If it wasn’t for her last name, and, maybe, the elegant, irresistible smile, would you be able to tell that actress, director and screenwriter Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was the sister of Nicholas Sarkozy’s première dame and top model Carla? I bet at least more than half of you wouldn’t. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born […]

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ÉCU DECEMBER UPDATES

Français  The end of a year always comes with a fair bit of intensity and an inevitable tendency to draw the conclusion of your work. This quite describes last December at ÉCU. As 2015 came to an end, the chance to submit films to The European Independent Film Festival is getting narrow: the final deadline is […]

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SPOTLIGHT – NANNI MORETTI

  Français European wide known, Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti is definetely a unique, quirck character. His career begins with a Super-8 camera, bought after having sold his stamps collection at the age of twenty, and no previous experience whatsoever. Starting off with two parodic short films about bourgeois contradictions (Paté de Bourgeois) and 68’ militants’ […]

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SPOTLIGHT – FERZAN OZPETEK

Français Although his name and origins are undoubtedly Turkish, film director and screenwriter Ferzan Ozpetek is definitely an Italian citizen. Having ignored his father’s willing to send him to the United States for university, he moved to Rome at the age of seventeen to study History of Cinema. He never went back since. The majority of […]

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ÉCU SEPTEMBER UPDATES

Français  September is coming to an end and here at ÉCU we’ve been extremely busy getting back into the swing of things. While our summer interns may have gone off back to their studies, off to live with monks or eskimos or have just gone off to pursue the usual other things that humans do, a […]

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ÉCU AUGUST UPDATES

Français   With August ending we all start to long for careless summer, as autumn is on the doorstep, quietly reminding about the work that has been postponed.  And yet the month of September promises a lot of new exciting things to do in Paris. Walking through the streets you notice that not only trees are […]

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ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, ITALY

Français   ÉCU at MashRome Film Festival, Rome ITALY ÉCU’s partner festival MashRome Film Festival is the first film festival in Italy to showcase mash up, remix and experimental cinema. Their main focus is to contribute to the promotion of innovation and original works created through processes of renewal, growth and evolution of cinematographic language. Mixing […]

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June Newsletter Update

Things have been heating up in both a literal and figurative sense this month at the ÉCU office. Submissions for the 10th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival are starting to roll in, and we have been thoroughly enjoying going through them while we continue to promote the fantastic films from the […]

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Partner Festival: Mashrome Film Festival

For the 3rd year in the row, ÉCU is thrilled to be partners with the Mashrome Film Festival, which will take place from June 3rd until June 6th in the vibrant city of Rome. This festival is the first of its kind in Italy, and will exclusively feature mash up, remix, and experimental cinema. Anything but traditional, […]

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Spotlight – The Great Beauty

Français This year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film marks the record breaking 11th win for Italy in the category. Paolo Sorrentino‘s “The Great Beauty” follows on the footsteps of his great film predecessor and source of inspiration Frederico Fellini. The director follows his protagonist around Rome, which at times is enchanting, at times […]

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Spotlight – Paolo Virzì

Français This week we decided to write about an Italian director that with a particular ironic style represents peculiar situations in the Italian lifestyle and just presented his new film “Il Capitale Umano”, a great example of original and smart independent filmmaking. Meet, Paolo Virzì. He was born in Livorno (Tuscany) and he studied cinematography […]

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New Submission – LINAR

Check out the trailer of a new documentary submitted to ÉCU 2014! LINAR presents the story of a little Russian boy who got a heart transplant in Italy. A lot of people were by his side on his long journey full of hardships, except for his mother.

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Spotlight – Gianfranco Rosi

This week we will be focusing on film director Gianfranco Rosi and his most recent achievement, prestigious Golden Lion award for the best film at the Venice Film Festival 2013 that he won with his documentary film Sacro GRA. An important fact to begin with is that the film was a first documentary to win […]

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ÉCU’s Partner VIEW Conference 2013 is open for submissions!

ÉCU’s Partner VIEW Conference 2013 is open for submissions! Last year, the VIEW AWARD brought forth some astonishingly talented animators into the public and industry spotlight. VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. After the international success of past edition of our VIEW AWARD, […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to Italian Gestures

ÉCU OFFICE EPISODES Episode 6 – The Italians Over the years ÉCU has had interns from all over the World. We’ve had Poles, Danes, Brazilians and Roastbeefs; We’ve shared our laughs, wine, beers and tears with Aussies, Hungarians, Chinese and even the Irish. But for some reason for the last two years we have had […]

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MAshRome Film Fest

MAshRome Film Fest – Mash Up Awards 2012 Roma, giugno 2012 Iscrivi il tuo film su www.mashrome.org L’application form per partecipare al MAshRome Film Fest – Mash Up Awards 2012 il primo festival in Italia dedicato ai Mash Up di autori provenienti da ogni parte del mondo è disponibile su sito www.mashrome.org. La giuria internazionale, […]

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Manlio Rocchetti make up artist e Rodolfo Bianchi doppiatore

Accademia Nazionale del cinema: i trucchi del mestiere di un Premio Oscar e di un Re del Doppiaggio. Il mese scorso ÉCU on the road, con una doppia proiezione ha fatto tappa a Bologna, all’Accademia Nazionale del Cinema. L’Accademia ospita cinque corsi frequentati da allievi provenienti da ben 60 città italiane. La missione originaria, ovvero […]

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