The winners of the G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011

After a lot of deliberation (and strong coffee), the judges have now decided on their winners and runners-up in the filmmaking categories. This was no easy matter, with great entries in both the amateur and professional categories. You can see who they chose here. With galleries in Berlin, London and Paris you will get the […]

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“HOPE” – 15th Faludi International Youth Film Festival and Photo Competition

By Ed Millar ÉCU’s partner, Faludi International Youth Film Festival and Photo Competition has announced its 15th thematic international youth film festival and photo competition. This year, the theme is “Hope”. For the festival, competitors can examine this theme of “HOPE” in the form of either a film or a photo. The submissions will be […]

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Mumm’s Attack Trailer

Mumm’s Attack is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. One day with the L.STADT members in Vienna. Or is it just a bad dream? Mumm’s Attack est une nouvelle soumission a ÉCU 2012. Un jour avec les membres STADT L. à Vienne. Ou est-ce juste un mauvais rêve?

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A new ÉCU partner: ISFO – The International Student Film Organization

By Ed Millar The International Student Film Organization (ISFO) is a FREE online film network which aims to connect young film makers from all over the world to each other and the industry. Its targets are to increase the overall visibility and quality of student films and to support the next generation of international talent. […]

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Dissection of a Storm Trailer

“Dissection of a Storm” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A woman called D seeks shelter from a tormenting past in a sanatorium in the middle of the mountains Check it out !/// « Dissection of a Storm » est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012. Une femme appelée D cherche à se préserver […]

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Alados-Colombia – ÉCU’s New Partnership

ALADOS-COLOMBIA presents the “13a Muestra Internacional Documental” (13th International Documentary Exhibition) By Ed Millar The Colombian Documentary Corporation, “Alados-Colombia” is pleased to invite all filmmakers, film professionals and moviegoers in general to attend the 13th International Documentary Exhibition in Bogotá, Colombia, 15th-19th November. This year, the 13th edition, will bring together documentary films from 4 […]

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How to watch films in France without going to the cinema

By Jen Wallace With the days of Blockbuster well and truly over, Netflix unavailable in France and the epidemic of dodgy pirated downloading online, ÉCU has researched alternative and 100% legal ways of watching your favourite movies in Paris. With an emphasis on French classics, rarities and independent cinema, here are 5 ways to watch […]

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Sin fin- Performances at the end of the world

“Sin Fin” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The movie presents two Performance artists roaming far and wide in a ‘spherical research’, telling what extreme lands make you think of, instead of explaining what they are made of. The art movie project consists of various stages, based on live art. In the first episode, […]

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Independent Cinema vs. Blockbuster

by Anne Marie “Independent cinema is cinema produced outside of big studios with a small to medium budget” – such is the definition of independent cinema. Contrary to many other definitions, independent cinema is defined not by what it is, but by its opposition to the cinema of big Hollywood machines. This is, in fact, […]

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The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan

“The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. It is a travel to central Afghanistan a few months after the fall of the Taliban. The film tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. This is a journey into early adulthood in one of […]

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Patient 17

“Patient 17” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Two medical interns are asked to investigate new patient Sarah Benedict after her failed suicide attempt. Search into her past, they witness disturbing events that put their lives in danger. Check out the teaser. “Patient 17” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Deux stagiaires […]

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Courts d’école EMC à La Péniche Cinéma

By Marie Thiery, intern at ÉCU How much have you heard about homosexuality in soccer? Know anything about German expressionism? Do you really know what multiple sclerosis is? And how does the idea of a robot confessional strike you? On Wednesday, July 20th, Tiphaine Vidal and I attended the short films screening at La Péniche […]

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Skepto International and Roma Independent Film Festivals Partner with ÉCU

Skepto International Film Festival 2012: Submissions opened! We are pleased to announce that the Skepto International Film Festival has opened submissions for its third edition! Skepto International Film Festival has a competitive nature and it is open to short movies with no limits as to their subject, style or production budget. It admits documentary and […]

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G Tech FR interview with ÉCU 2011 winners – Part 3

Check out the third and final part of an interview between G-Tech France and filmmakers Gabriella Cserhati & Fabien Lartigue- winners of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU 2011. Découvrez la troisième et dernière partie d’une interview entre G-Tech France et les réalisateurs Gabriella Cserhati et Fabien Lartigue, gagnants du ” Meilleur Film Européen indépendant […]

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Music Video Critique: Handsome Furs – “What About Us”

Here at ÉCU we haven’t shied away from bringing you awesome music videos that also tread that very thin (and much discussed) line between art and erotica. After ‘Baby Baby Baby’ and ‘Bombay’, a video that pushed the boundaries even further caught our eye: The new Handsome Furs video for  ‘What About Us’, directed by […]

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Turkish Passport

“Turkish Passport” directed by Burak Arliel is competing in the European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. “Turkish Passport” tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, […]

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IN THE PALACE Film Festival Video Recap

Check out a short video recap from the In The Palace film festival ÉCU attended held in Balchik, Bulgaria from June 18-25 this year! Découvrez une courte vidéo récapitulative du festival de cinéma In The Palace auquel ÉCU a assisté, qui a eu lieu à Balchik, en Bulgarie du 18 au 25 juin 2011 !

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Total Brokenness

“Total Brokenness” directed by Dong-won Kim and Mary Katherine Olsen is competing in the Non-European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. This documentary focuses on the unsolved, brutal rape and murder of two young girls in Cambodia. On January 6, 2009, two bloody corpses were found hanging by a rope tied to a tree branch in […]

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