ECU Filmmakers Win Awards at Worldfest Houston

ECU is happy to announce our new partnership with Worldfest Houston! Established in 1961, Worldfest is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.  Serving as a venue for both international and independent filmmakers, Worldfest holds competitions in a variety of categories, including TV Production, Documentary, Corporate & Business Films, Student & Experimental, TV […]

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ECU’s Secret Tips: How to Submit a Film

Call for Submissions: How to Submit a Film 1. Independent films: Digressing from over-indulgent, celebrity-clad films that cover billboards so big that they eclipse the sky, we welcome low budget films that do not run solely on the fame of its movie stars…except maybe a cameo by Steve Buscemi. 2. Subtitles: At an international film […]

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Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions 2011 from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. Submissions for ÉCU 2011 ARE NOW OPEN! Submitting your films to The European Independent Film Festival is easy. We have two submission methods: the first with our partner Withoutabox, and the second direct to the Festival with payment via PayPal or cheque. Film Submission Deadlines Early Bird […]

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Interview with Director Philippe Lamensch

Director Philippe Lamensch won the award for Best Editing at ECU 2010 for his film Legend of John the Inverted. Q : Describe your festival experience. Very limited in time because of me, but rich, intense and exciting, indeed Q : What does it mean to you to win at ECU 2010 ? This was […]

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My Impressions of Cannes by ECU Filmmaker Fabien Dubois

This year I was at the festival presenting my short film High/Low, which was entered in the Short Film Corner. This meeting place for short films is pretty interesting because it facilitates the exchange with other people from the industry (filmmakers, producers, screen writers, actors) Unfortunately, it is difficult to get around to everything because […]

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Scott’s Cannes Update

Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes – although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously […]

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Louisa Mayman Screening Cambridge International Student Film Festival

Congratulations to one of this year’s ECU winners Louisa Mayman (who won the G-Technology sponsored category ‘Best Student Film’ for her inspiration film The Highest Low). Her film will also be screened at this year’s Cambridge International Student Film Festival on June 18th-20th!

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Learn from the Best

Learn from the best – meet G-Tech’s latest film ambassadors There are new case studies on the G-Technology website looking at the successful careers and technology set-up of three more established filmmakers.  All three trust their creativity to G-Technology:   There’s ECU’s very own Founder and President, Scott Hillier revealing why he thinks G-Tech understand […]

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Tips of the trade

Check out this new video interview of Director of Photography & cameraman, Carl Burke, revealing how he manages his digital workflow, which includes innovative RED cameras and G-Technology drives. Carl’s work spans documentaries, corporate films, commercials, music videos, virals and features. His clients have included MTV, Sky Sports, CNN and Universal Music. Read more about […]

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What Does Independent Film Mean To You?

What Does Independent Film Mean To You? from ecufilmfestival on Vimeo. ÉCU asks festival goers “What does Independent film mean to you?” See the answers that we got!

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Scott’s April Update

Hi everyone! After a series of fits and starts it seems that Spring has finally sprung here in France. With the emergence of warm, blue-skied days and the sight of full-budded blossoms hanging low overhead one can’t help but feel slightly drunk with the desire to create and put into action all of the crazy […]

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Publicity & Indie Films

There has been a very interesting debate going on at greencine.com.  We encourage you to have a look at the greencine blog article and if you have any ideas about how to establish the right balance between time spent on ‘social media-ering’, and it’s yet-to-be –defined overall efficacy, versus actually time spent making your films, […]

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Faster, affordable content creation with the new G-SPEED Q

G-Technology has unveiled an affordable addition to its G-SPEED family that allows filmmakers to elevate the speed, quality and safety of their post-production workflow. Launched in Las Vegas at the NAB show in April 2010, the new four-bay G-SPEED Q delivers high-performance RAID storage for Mac users and other creative professionals. The compact and ultra-quiet […]

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Interview with Sharron Ward

We talk to Sharron Ward, producer of the Best European Documentary Feature  “Addicted in Afghanistan.” Q : Describe your festival experience. An amazing experience to not only present the film to a thoroughly attentive audience, but also to sit and watch a dazzling array of fiction and non-fiction films.  A veritable visual feast!  I particularly […]

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Win 5,000 Euros or a G-Tech hard drive

Win 5,000 Euros or a G-Tech hard drive to help fund your next creative project G-Technology also officially announced its exciting Driven Creativity Bursary Competition at the ÉCU. The competition celebrates the hard work and dedication that creative professionals put into their work on a daily basis – the late nights, harsh environments and obstacles […]

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Scott’s Festival Update

With just a small window of time left before preparations for ÉCU 2011 begin, there is a chance to reflect upon on what I believe was a successful ÉCU 2010. First of all I’d like to offer my thanks to the filmmakers who competed in ÉCU 2010’s ‘Official Selection’ and whose films gave our audiences […]

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Our Man Moze’s Post Humour Festival – Part 1

Film festivals have a reputation as glamorous events during which one may overhear egregious name-dropping, brazen attempts at social climbing, and the loathsome clacking of that actress whose heels and career are just a bit higher than yours– how does she do it?  Festivals like Cannes are reputed for the releasing of decent films with […]

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Interview with Jessica Morris

  Reaching Rosie   British director Jessica Morris won the European Documentary Short Category with her poignant and inspiring film Reaching Rosie, charting her young niece’s journey with autism.   To hear more about Reaching Rosie check out this interview with Jessica from the festival!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTD3RhnBp-s, 1.) Describe your festival experience?   I had […]

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