Yesterday’s Tomorrow

‎”Yesterday’s Tomorrow” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Darren is given an opportunity to find out more about the death of his mother, activist Professor Roberts. Along the way, he learns a secret about the world in which he is living, giving him an extraordinary chance to travel back in time and find redemption. […]

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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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Tooty’s Wedding

‎”Tooty’s Wedding” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A young couple’s marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. Check it out! “Tooty’s Wedding” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Tragi-comédie mettant en scène un jeune couple qui se délite lors d’un week-end de mariage à la campagne. Regardez!

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ÉCU’s new partner Shooting People

Shooting People works to support, nurture and promote independent filmmakers. The Shooting People network was set up in 1998 to connect filmmakers, help them share resources, knowledge and experience, and to help them find an audience for their work. As soon as you become a Shooter you can start reading and posting to the email […]

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Red Dress

TAKE THAT RED DRESS OFF HER, NOW!! As a indie filmmakers we all run into having to compromise right? But it can be worse when you take a little bit of money to do a project with someone who doesn’t share your vision. Here’s what it looks like when an Indie does it his way! […]

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The Perfect Day

“The Perfect Day” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Inspired by a family event, a mature couple spend a significant day in their lives together. Check out the teaser! “The Perfect Day” est une nouvelle soumission à ÉCU 2012. Inspiré d’un événement familial, un couple d’âge mûr passer une journée importante dans leur vie […]

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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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ÉCU #twitscript – week 1

INT. TATTOO PARLOR – NIGHT A GIRL, dull and gray stands before a chair as she lets her dress fall to the floor like silk GIRL It’s the pleasure in the pain that hurts so much JOE (pulling dress back up) Woaah! You don’t need to take your whole dress off, I’m only doing a […]

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ÉCU’s Special Screening at Café Coutume

ÉCU’s Special Film Screening at Cafe Coutume took place at 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris on Tuesday, November 15 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm. ÉCU showcased 5 films from its 2011 festival Never Winter Invertebrate Urban Sounds Todor and Petru Le Miroir The event was a great success, with projections of some of our favorite […]

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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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Case Study – Crowd-funding a film – “Postcards from Paris”

Andrew Shermin shares his experience of making a film and using crowdfunding. This summer I shot a documentary about Paris that I produced myself, and am now trying to use crowd-funding to finish it. The concept was simple: a vision of Paris that was taken straight from reality, just a camera and a tripod on […]

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Watersprite Student Film Festival

Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival – *Call for Entries* For the third year running, Cambridge is hosting a vibrant student film festival, showcasing works from around the world alongside a diverse programme of free events. Already growing in leaps and bounds, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward emerging talent, inspire and educate young […]

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ÉCU Firsts – a new category is launched!

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is giving first-time filmmakers an even greater chance getting their work seen at the ÉCU Film Festival in Paris on the March 30th to April 1st 2012. If you enter your FIRST EVER short film (made after Jan 2010) into the ÉCU FIRSTS category, ÉCU will waive the submission […]

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ÉCU Special Screening Event

You are invited to ÉCU’s Special Film Screening at Cafe Coutume , 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris (Map) on Tuesday, November 15 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm. ÉCU will showcase 5 films from its 2011 festival (click for trailer): Never Winter Invertebrate Urban Sounds Todor and Petru Le Miroir   The event promises to be […]

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Interview with ÉCU alumni Yonathan Levy

Yonathan Levy is a rising Israeli/French filmmaker who won ÉCU 2010′s Film of the Festival (Europe’s Best Independent Film 2010) with his touching film, Das Kind. ÉCU caught up with him at a recent screening of his film at La Mémorial de la Shoah here in Paris. 1. How did it feel to win ÉCU […]

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ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November

ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells […]

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