ÉCU Spotlight: The Chinese Indie Film Scene

… As ÉCU was in Beijing last week, we thought we’d delve into the Chinese indie film scene a bit more. Since we’re well aware of the difficulties surrounding independent filmmaking in general, we’re even more impressed by those who strive to create their work in places where it is a real struggle. In light […]

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AUBG Short Film Fest – ‘Be brave to create’

AUBG Short Film Fest is back. The second edition “Be brave to create” will be held at the American University in Bulgaria on November 23th with screenings from The European Independent Film Festival (ECU), South Western University (SWU), SWAN Art Academy, the University Of Wales Newport , and short films produced by AUBG students, recently […]

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Why We Can’t Talk About China

Posting an opinion on my blog? I get pulled over. Sending a sexy email to my boyfriend? He’s not the only one reading it. Why is it so difficult to tweet? Because Twitter is blocked. Permitted headlines only considered good for me, watching television with blacked out broadcasts, and never having heard Axl Rose sing […]

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David Jakubovic and his film “The Forest is Red”

In a recent interview with ÉCU, the talented filmmaker David Jakubovic talks about his film The Forest Is Red, which won Best Non-European Feature at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2012. Jakubovic grew up in Israel, but was born in New York City, where he now lives. The Forest Is Red is set […]

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A Sneak Peek of What’s Hot at this Year’s 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Five days into The 2012 Cannes Film Festival the excitement and buzz of the opening day has now focused on business. This leaves the contest wide open for anyone to bring home the big prize, and at ÉCU, we know it’s going to be one hell of a competition! Stay tuned for the rest of […]

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Cannes – Off the Red Carpet

So you’re attending the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, but what else is interesting off the red carpet? While Cannes is mainly appraised for its highly esteemed film festival, there is much more to be discovered in this trendy and posh French town. As an attendee of the Festival, it is very likely you will take […]

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Special ÉCU Films Screening at Cafe Coutume

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival presents a Special Screening on the 30th of May 2012 at Cafe Coutume, Paris 20:00 – 22:00. https://www.facebook.com/Coutume ÉCU will showcase 4 films from its 2012 festival: A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BjrlmG82jw&feature=related House : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/house/29078 Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love : http://www.filmannex.com/movie/zoltan-the-hungarian-gangster-of-love/29906 Berlinoises We look forward […]

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ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival

The countdown has started, only five days to go until an event with one of the biggest media coverage in the world begins. The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival will commence May 16th, and conclude on May 27t. Our team from ÉCU will be there bringing our independent flavour, so be sure not to miss […]

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ÉCU’S Partner: The Clare Valley Film Festival

The Clare Valley Film Festival, deep in Australia’s Mid-North Region, is saturated with the rich landscape and oral history of its region. This young festival is already “building a reputation as one of the top educationally focused film festivals in regional Australia” (Screenculture.net) and in that it stands as a landmark showcase for regional Australian […]

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Launch Party ÉCU 2012

Dancing. Films. Drinking. Excitement. Fun. It’s impossible to sum up the ÉCU 2012 Launch Party at Le Scop Bar so instead we peiced together the footage of the night and made a video! So check it out! But beware, you may get serious event envy. Oh, take me back! De la danse. Des films. De […]

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ÉCU 2012 Trailer

101 films from 33 countries, 1 weekend filled with the best independent films from around the World. Check out the festival trailer and don’t miss the event. 101 films provenant de 33 pays, 1 week-end rempli de meilleurs films indépendants de partout dans le monde. Découvrez la bande-annonce du festival et ne manquez pas l’événement.

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Click here to see the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 101 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5) Iron Doors 3D Germany On the Inside Germany Labirent Turkey Women and Children United […]

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ÉCU 2012 main venue – Les 7 Parnassiens

Les 7 Parnassiens (www.parnassiens.com) is one of many cinemas in Montparnasse, yet it is one of the most authentic and distinctive cinemas of them all. It offers the advantage of completely original programming, offering rare films not to be found anywhere else in the area. Les 7 Parnassiens can proudly boast a tradition of offering […]

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10th Cyprus Film Days- Call for Entries

The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announces that Calls for Entries for the 10thCYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2012, are now open. The festival, which is being held for the 10th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and […]

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The Ninth Floor

‎”The Ninth Floor” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Alex Embers, a despondent young man experiences reoccurring dreams about an imaginary lover in the midst of WWII. Alex feels he must help her. When his dreams and reality become intertwined, he is faced with the decision of leaving the meaningless world he has always […]

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Rebirth

“Rebirth” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The film is about an ordinary man who one day comes across a turning point in his life. He comes out of his shell to discover his inner strength and his sense of freedom and therefore experiences emotional and physical transformation. “Rebirth” est une nouvelle soumission à […]

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My Friend the Thief

‎”My Friend The Thief” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. The film is the portrait of Peter Scott, an aged gentleman thief who during his life of crime and high living orchestrated heists of grand bravado, like the theft of a Vermeer, but is now ending his days in penury and loneliness, raging against […]

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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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