Recently released in French theaters, Djamel Kerkar’s Atlal (2016) is a rare documentary on the specter of Algeria’s Black Decade as it continues to haunt the country’s present landscape. When civil war broke out between the government and Islamist militants in the ‘90s, it left more than 200,000 dead in its wake. Today, images of […]
“All These Sleepless Nights” is a movie directed by a polish up’n’coming new talent Michal Marczak, who is by all means one of the most progressive and interesting directors to follow. At Sundance his latest feature was classified as a documentary (nomination – “best film”, won “best director”). Maneuvering between documental observation and the […]
«All These Sleepless Nights» est un film réalisé par un tout-nouveau talent Polonais s’appelant Michal Marczak, qui fait parti des réalisateurs intéressants à suivre actuellement. À Sundance, son dernier film était classifié comme un documentaire (nommé pour «Meilleur Film» et «Meilleur Réalisateur»). Manoeuvrant entre un point de vue documentaire et éléments narratifs de fiction, […]
Last men in Aleppo is a brutal, emotionally overwhelming true story of the last humanitarian fighters in Aleppo who risk their lives in a failing society. We follow Khaled (Umar Harah) who is a part of The Syrian Civil Defence also known as The White Helmets – a volunteer organisation that operates in parts […]
A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]
Français “We have been fortunate to create an in-kind partnership with ÉCU Film Festival in Paris which will allow us to bring the Best of ÉCU to London in 2016. By not charging filmmakers and asking audiences members to ‘pay what they like’, we will be able to make the film programme open and accessible to all […]
Français Lotfy Nathan is a young first time director who caught our attention with his bold documentary debut. Nathan, born in England to Egyptian parents, spent most of his childhood in the suburbs of Boston then moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was majoring in painting when he decided […]
The new French documentary, Finding Vivian Maier (À la recherche de Vivian Maier) by Charlie Siskel, chronicles the experiences of the obsessive American photographer, Vivian Maier. Maier, born in New York and spending much of her childhood in France, worked as a nanny in Chicago for about 40 years. During that time, she secretly took over […]
Living in an age of golden iPhones, laptops lighter than loaves of bread, and tablets that function as CPUs, it can be easy to take our digital media for granted. But back in the day, preserving computer-generated work was more difficult. Did you know that in 1985, Andy Warhol was commissioned by Commodore to create […]
For the 3rd year in the row, ÉCU is thrilled to be partners with the Mashrome Film Festival, which will take place from June 3rd until June 6th in the vibrant city of Rome. This festival is the first of its kind in Italy, and will exclusively feature mash up, remix, and experimental cinema. Anything but traditional, […]
Two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people. “Not Anymore : A Story of Revolution” is a Non European Ducumentary by Matthew VanDyke and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!
An immigrant family struggles for survival in the hardscrabble world of horse racing. Watch the trailer of “Stable Life”, a new submission to ÉCU 2014 Une famille d’immigrants lutte pour sa survie dans le monde ingrat de la course de chevaux. Regardez la bande annoncer de “Stable Life”, une nouvelle inscription à ÉCU 2014.
Let the films speak – some of the “Official Selection” films from past editions of ÉCU will tell you why you should submit your work to the 9th edition of the festival. The final deadline is on January 12th, so not much time left… Laissons les images parler. Quelques uns des films de la sélection […]
Submissions for ÉCU 2014 ARE CLOSING SOON! **2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April** Submitting to ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is easy, just follow these 3 simple steps: STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY For detailed description of each film category please click below: EUROPEAN CATEGORIES * Dramatic Feature * Dramatic Short […]