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

To continue our interviews with ÉCU 2013 winners, please check out this one with Eric Dinkian, director of “Kore”, winner of Best Experimental Film category last year, explaining his experience at ÉCU, talking about the atmosphere at the festival and the visibility that his film got. Have a look!

Elias Koskimies

Last year, Elias Koskimies’s “I’ve Only Just Begun” won the award for Best Independent Music Video. With the help of over 60 volunteers, Koskimies created a powerful and poetic statement about LGBT discrimination in Russia. We caught up with him recently to see how his success at ÉCU has helped him influence LGBT activism around the globe as well as encourage his future projects. Read more here.


Ben Mallaby 

Interview with Ben Mallaby, director of “Island Queen” winner of the Best European Independent Comedy Film at ÉCU 2013. Mallaby talks about his future projects and about participating in ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.

Simon Powell
Interview with Simon Powell, director of the Best European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2013 “Girl Shaped Love Drug”. 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 answers all these questions and introduces us to the-behind-the-scenes of his winning film..

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