Bonjour ! Good morning! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Buongiorno! Bom dia! Kalimera! Tere hommikust! Goedemorgen! Dobré ráno! God dag!

I would like to extend an invitation for your school to participate in the 7th edition of the European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers and their audiences. ÉCU is not only a great opportunity for students to see a vast array of fresh and innovative films made by extraordinarily talented filmmakers, but also to participate themselves: students are especially welcome to submit their films and attend the screenings and workshops organized throughout the 3 day Parisian festival!

To encourage your students’ participation in our call for entries to ÉCU 2012, we will offer free submission to 3 students of your choice! We are accepting films in thirteen categories, ranging from short and long features to animation and music videos. A complete list of our categories is available on our website. A prestigious jury of respected filmmakers and industry experts judge and reward the best film in each category, giving a great opportunity for award winning filmmakers to publicize their work and talent in the festival circuit as well as industry. ÉCU 2012 could launch the career of one of your students! Please subscribe to our newsletter to find out about our prestigious alumni.

Our festival will take place in Paris in March 30th to 1st of April 2012, what a wonderful opportunity for your students to visit the city with the most independent cinemas in the world. Furthermore, it is a great occasion to discover new films and network with filmmakers and industry professionals. The ÉCU team could also arrange for your students to attend exclusive workshops tailored to their needs. We will be offering reduced tickets to student groups!

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,

Scott Hillier
Festival President

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