MUCH LOVED (Nabil Ayouch)

 Français We promised ourselves to keep the ÉCU Movie Review light and breezy, nonchalant and fun. But then, we sometimes stumble upon movies like MUCH LOVED. Movies that are astounding, that make you double over, gasping for breath, that make you clench your fists with outrage and make your nose run and your eyes leak. […]

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ÉCU 2015 Launch Party

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is happy to announce that its 2015 Launch Party was a huge success at  BADABOUM on March 11th. The night was full of live music, drinks and loads of fun! The live music was fantastic, have a look below at all the groups that played: Nausicaa – click here to vistit her SoundCloud page Passionate […]

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Spotlight: Frederick Wiseman

Français The genre of documentary would not be the same without him: tireless, prolific and incredibly intuitive, Frederick Wiseman, the director who reinvented the documentary, has made an enormous contribution by elevating and legitimizing it to the status of narrative film. One of the issues on which he has insisted above all in the unfolding […]

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Sizzle Reel – ÉCU 2014

Get a taste of the Official Selecion films of ÉCU 2014 by watching our Sizzle Reel: To check all the 2014 Official Selection films click here.

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Spotlight – The Great Beauty

Français This year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film marks the record breaking 11th win for Italy in the category. Paolo Sorrentino‘s “The Great Beauty” follows on the footsteps of his great film predecessor and source of inspiration Frederico Fellini. The director follows his protagonist around Rome, which at times is enchanting, at times […]

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Official Selection – “The Ballad of Bloom”

A neon love story set within the chemicals of the human brain. “The Ballad of Bloom” is a student film by Dan Herlihy and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Spotlight – Spike Jonze

Français As indicated by the awards ceremonies so far, Spike Jonze will be leaving with an Academy Award for Best Screenplay at this year’s Oscars for his newest film “Her”. ”Her” is about a man falling in love with his OS (intelligent computer operating system). This bizarre concept follows suit with the rest of the […]

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ÉCU 2014 Submission Judges

The individuals who were our submission judges and narrowed down the most creative and most innovative films for ÉCU 2014 include: Eric Dinkian (France) – director of KORE, winner of Best Independent Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013 Martin Rath (Poland) – director of WRITTEN IN INK, Official Selection of ÉCU 2013 Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK) – director of GOOD NIGHT, winner of […]

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Interview with Eric Dinkian – Director of “Kore”

To continue our interview series with ÉCU 2013 winners, please check out this one with Eric Dinkian, director of “Kore”, winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013. What was his experience at ÉCU, what happened with his film after winning the award…have a look!

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New Submission – ONUS

A boy wakes up below a cliff, covered with blood, with a gun in his hand, and chained to a man who lies beside him.. “ONUS” a feature film from the UK is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Watch its trailer!

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What to do in January

In Paris, January is probably the coldest month of the year but still there are many things to do both indoors and out. So, lets get started and see what the city has to offer.   Event: Winter sales You think your coat is too old-fashioned? You absolutely want a new pair of boots? It […]

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Interview with Ariel Nasr, the producer of “Buzkashi Boys”

Q– “Buzkashi Boys” was produced by the Afghan Film Project. Tell us more about this organization. Ariel Nasr– Afghan Film Project is a non-profit NGO that was created by me, Sam French and Leslei Knott. We met in 2005 and decided to provide training sessions for young Afghan filmmakers. After months of searching for funding […]

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