ÉCU’s Partner IN THE PALACE Film Festival: A Short Film Festival with Royal Status

IN THE PALACE Film Festival is the first and only festival of its kind in Bulgaria. Located in the quaint and romantic town of Balchik, the festival was first established in 2003.  The title of the festival originated from its venue, an architechural park, called “The Palace.” “The Palace” was summer residence of the British […]

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Hip Hop Hassidic – Trailer

Have a look at “Hip Hop Hassid”, a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Hip Hop Hassid is the story of Shneur Hasofer, a 28-year-old Hassidic Jew and hip-hop producer from Crown Heights, a neighborhood normally populated with African-American rappers. Born and raised in a Chabad Hassidic family in Austraila, Shneur moved to Israel at the […]

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Crowdfunding: A new, viable resource for independent filmmakers

Over the last decade, the internet has heralded the arrival of a new way to allow independent filmmakers across the globe to obtain funding for their latest projects. With the rise of websites like KickStarter and IndieGoGo, online crowdfunding has become a much more viable resource, not only for budding inventors and entrepreneurs, but for […]

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The Intern

ÉCU is open for submissions! Have a look at a day in the life of our submissions intern Paulina and send your submissions in as soon as possible. Save Paulina! ÉCU 2013 will take place in Paris, France through March 29th to the 31st 2013. Submit to ÉCU 2013 today!

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Il Fait Beau! What Are You Doing in Paris for the Month of June?

  Yes, that’s right! Be excited! It’s finally sunny and hot after what seemed like never ending amounts of rain, gloom and freezing temperatures. So what does that mean? It means that it’s time to get outside, explore and have some good times. Lost at what to do? Let’s help you out… Seasonal Events: The […]

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Photos of ÉCU-in-Cannes road trip

Check out the photos of ÉCU-in-Cannes road trip.

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See ÉCU in the May’s Edition of Etihad Airways Inflight Magazine!

Check out this great cover story in the May’s edition of Etihad Airways Inflight Magazine! The article interviews ÉCU’s president, Scott Hillier and Best European Independent Film 2012 winner, Rocco Labbé.

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ÉCU on the Road 2011 tour

For ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival three days in Paris is just not enough. Every year our festival travels around the world making sure our “Official Selection” directors and films are made known. This follows our commitment to cultivate the new and inspiring talent that we come across. Last year was quite a […]

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Action Christine Cinema

by Catherine Rierson The Action Christine façade — its original name, Studios Christine, in gold-trimmed, capital letters and mounted on worn stone — is like a declaration of honor, a silent demand of respect for this strangely quiet place in the pulsing center of Paris. The theater lies within the narrow, turning and twisting labyrinth […]

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Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge, Albert Lamorisse, 1956 by Josie Ainscough Le Ballon Rouge is a short, beautifully made film shot in colour, which tells the story of a little boy who finds a bright red balloon tied to a lamppost. He unties it, and finds out that it has a mind of its own. The balloon […]

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December Newsletter Update

Brrr, it’s freezing cold outside here in Paris but that hasn’t kept the folks here at ÉCU from flying all over the place to screen a selection of our award winning films from ÉCU 2011, and to promote the great submissions that we are getting for ÉCU 2012, on location at some of our partner […]

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10 Reasons to Submit to ÉCU

Compete, be judged, screen, be seen, promote, network, travel, participate, join, discover. 1. Compete: If you get into ÉCU 2012’s Official Selection you will be in competition with some of the best independent filmmakers in the world at Europe’s premier independent film festival. 2. Screen your film to large international audiences if your film is […]

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ÉCU’s next deadline is on this Sunday. Submit NOW!

ÉCU is just couple of days away from its next deadline, so we thought it is right to show everyone once again a great behind the scenes footage from ÉCU 2011. Want to be part of the next year event? Well, then send in your film NOW! ÉCU est seulement a quelques jours de sa […]

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New LOOK video!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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Check out our new look!

Check out ÉCU’s NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

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The Forest is Red

“The Forest is Red” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This surreal, magical and philosophically charged tale examines the life of an outcast as he struggles to blend into a world where everyone searches for their own uniqueness. Check out the teaser! “The Forest is Red” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012.Ce surréaliste, […]

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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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Covariance

“Covariance” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser! “Covariance” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours […]

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