Kadi Lokk, ÉCU Festival Manager at ÉCU in Georgia

Kadi Lokk, ÉCU Festival Manager tells us her excitement about being in Georgia and why it is important to take ÉCU on the road. // Kadi Lokk, le responsable du festival ÉCU explique sa grande joie d’être en Georgie and pourquoi c’est important de prendre ÉCU autour le monde.

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ÉCU arrives in GEORGIA!

ECU has arrived in GEORGIA! We are all very happy to be here (in the sun!). Check out how excited we were to see out massive logo in the centre of Tbilisi!

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“ÉCU in Georgia” Review

Over the weekend of 7th-9th October, ÉCU was honored to present “ÉCU in Georgia” From the moment we arrived, we were very pleased to be there. Check out how excited we were to see out massive logo in the centre of Tbilisi! ÉCU The European Independent Film festival is now in it’s 7th year, and […]

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“Rat Stories” Trailer

Need a good laugh? “Rat Stories”, a new submission to ÉCU 2012, is a humorous documentary which follows the ‘rats’ along their production ‘Rattenmonologe’ with stories of alcohol, drugs, and prison. Has it got winning potential? Have a look! Vous avez besoin d’un bon rire? « Rat Stories », une nouvelle soumission d’ÉCU 2012, est […]

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Borderland Trailer

Remember how it felt to be a teenager caught between childhood and being an adult? A new submission to ÉCU 2012 “Borderland” captures this feeling perfectly, and the cinematography is beautiful. Should this be crowded one of ÉCU 2012’s winners? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself… Rappelez-vous le sentiment d’être un adolescent, entre l’enfance […]

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1000grams Trailer

A new submission to ÉCU – 1000 grams. A film about “flesh” and all its meanings, its up to you to decide what “flesh” means to you. Check it out. Une nouvelle soumission d’ÉCU 2012 – « 1000 grams ». Un film au sujet de la «chair» et toutes ses significations, c’est à vous de […]

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Max Dear Boy Trailer

A new submission to ÉCU 2012, « Max Dear Boy ». Check out the trailer for a glimpse of the great animation – will this be this year’s best animation? You’ll have to wait and see! Une nouvelle soumission d’ÉCU 2012, «Max Dear Boy». Regardez la bande-annonce pour un aperçu de l’animation super. Est-ce que […]

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September Newsletter Update

By Ed Millar Now that the ‘rentrée’ has officially begun and the whole of Paris is back at work, it is no surprise that ÉCU has been as busy as ever this month! As the days get shorter and the nights get longer and colder, although you wouldn’t guess it with this beautiful Indian summer, […]

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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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