SPOTLIGHT – HOU HSIAO HSIEN

Français At the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien won his first Award director for “The Assassin.” After being nominated six times to Cannes, this award comes late for him. At 68 years old, Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the most important Asian filmmakers of this generation. Hou Hsiao-hsien began his film career in 1973. […]

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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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ÉCU May Updates

Français     Our team has been enjoying the spring sunshine and preparing for the next edition of ÉCU. Couple of really exciting news here: firstly, the new dates for our XI edition have been announced – mark your calendars for April 8-9-10, 2016 for the coolest indie fun ever. Secondly, ÉCU is now opened for […]

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ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival

Français   ÉCU at Cabriolet Film Festival We are happy that Cabriolet Film Festival based in Lebanon has been ÉCU’s festival partner for several years now. Each year the festival puts together an amazing three consecutive nights of screenings on Gemmayzeh Stairs in the heart of Beirut City. Their 2015 festival is taking place between May […]

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ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition

Français   ÉCU at Clare Valley Film Festival’s Special Edition ÉCU’s partner festival, The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through CVFF’s educational programmes, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley. Dan Bradley, the […]

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ABERTO PARA INSCRIÇõES

  Sendo imaginadas ou reais, histórias são criadas todos os dias; e o mundo sempre precisa de boas histórias. Seja uma historia que se desenvolva ao redor de um personagem ou de uma historia em um todo, o Festival Independente do Cinema Europeu continua a sua busca pelos melhores e mais talentosos narradores e visionários […]

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INTERVIEWS WITH ÉCU 2015 FILMMAKERS

Live interview with Brigitte Drodtloff, director of “HUMAN”, a film into European Dramatic Short category of ÉCU 2015′ Official Selection. Live interview with Sophie-Clémentine Dubois, director of “THE DANDELION”, a film into Comedy Films category of ÉCU 2015′ Official Selection. Live interview with Guillaume Levil, director of “THE ANKLET”, a film into European Dramatic Short […]

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Spotlight-George Miller

Français   Our next spotlight director is George Miller, director of both the MAD MAX franchise and creator of the popular children’s movies BABE and HAPPY FEET. Surprisingly, George started out as a doctor and spent his off time creating short experimental films. He actually raised the money to create MAD MAX by working as an […]

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Live at ÉCU 2015

Here are some moments during the festival: Awards Ceremony Q&A Directors Session 14 with  Javier Longobardo (Petite Salle) Q&A Directors Session 13 with Andy Wijckelsma (Petite Salle) Q&A Directors Session 12 with Richard Ledes (Petite Salle) Q&A Directors Session 11 Alice von Gwinner, Thomas Baerten, Luigi Abanto Varese (Grande Salle) Q&A Directors Session 10 Daniel Lecanda and Juan Lecanda, Nick Matthews, (Grande Salle) […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2015

The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award-winners for 2015. After screening, 84 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form […]

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Spotlight – James Marsh

Français This spotlight follows the British director James Marsh, whose most recent film THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, which portrays the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, went on to impress both audiences and film critics alike. After graduating with an English degree from the University of Oxford, Marsh started his career by directing […]

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Women in Filmmaking

  Français Every year, ÉCU searches for different ways to honour some of the best independent films and its filmmakers. For the tenth edition of the festival, ÉCU has added a new award: Excellence in Women’s Filmmaking! Female filmmakers have always been underrepresented in the film industry. In the 87 editions of the Academy Awards, […]

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Spotlight – Yorgos Lanthimos

Français Our next spotlight filmmaker understands the value of quality over quantity. With only a handful of films under his belt yet dozens of awards and critical acclaim, Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the most talented filmmakers hailing from Greece. Lanthimos’ experience in directing began in the 90s when he directed a series of videos […]

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Friday’s Programme

FRIDAY, APRIL 10th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR   20:00 Welcome from Festival’s President Scott Hillier OPENING NIGHT SCREENING HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 20:15 Solo Finale 0:08:35 European Short Germany 20:23 Flexibility 0:09:59 European Short Spain 20:34 Ambition 0:06:39 European Short Poland 20:41 Amongst 0:03:29 Arab Special Section Saudi Arabia 20:45 Killing My Girl 0:11:37 […]

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Press Accreditation 2015

Press accreditation is available for reporters from all fields of media (print, online, TV, radio and photography) as well as to PR agents of all the Official Selection films shown at ÉCU 2015. The press accreditation provides: – access to the opening (April 10th) and closing (April 12th) ceremonies – access to all festival film […]

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Jury Members 2015

Antoine Vareille is an editor for feature films and television. He has worked as an editor for the films LUCKY LUKE; HITMAN; BRICE DE NICE; FATAL and DISCOUNT as well as for the TV series KABOUL KITCHEN and on the TV series documentary INTIMATE PORTRAIT with Peggy Fleming and Cindy Crawford. Antoine has been a jury […]

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After Parties 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH Location: Péniche Henjo Time: 10:00pm – 3am What: Right after the Opening Ceremony of ÉCU 2015 all the guests are invited to the Friday Night After Party. Throughout the night there will be live music provided by Access Film Music Ltd. Come and mingle with musicians, filmmakers, ÉCU staff and other festival goers. How […]

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“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

“My name is Franco and I like dark chocolate” a film by Silvia de Gennaro, is in the ÉCU 2015 Official Selection into European Experimental category. In 2033, social networks have made the Internet the place of the collective unconscious where confused identities are lost in a shapeless global identity. The protagonist’ reaction is to […]

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