January Updates

  In the spirit of New Year New Me, we have certainly started 2018 with a mighty bang! Not only have we been a-travelling (Riga, take us back!) but we have had an almighty amount of cracking submissions! Well done all of you who made our Regular Submission Deadline – you are nailing this 20-GREAT-TEEN […]

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Spotlight: Richard Ayoade

Français Richard Ayoade is most famously known for his perpetually awkward but constantly amusing role as the computer technician Maurice Moss in THE IT CROWD. He is one of the most deferential and self-deprecating men in the entertainment industry who has directed two spectacular films. They differ significantly in tone, but are equally captivating. He […]

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New submission to ÉCU 2015 – “Our Father” trailer

In the category European Dramatic Short, “Our Father” by Artur Zaremba is the story of Lawrence, unable to find peace and connect with his mother, seeks distraction from his demons by volunteering for an emotional support helpline. A desperate phone call from a suicidal man makes him face the past and pushes the boy to […]

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“127” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’

In the category Dramatic Short, “127” by Christopher Peters is the story of a young man trapped between his vicious, cult like gang, the police and his childhood priest.

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“Alleycats” trailer – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Alleycats” by Ian Bonhôte is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category European Dramatic Short. Fast, dangerous and unsettling, Alleycats by Ian Bonhôte is a tense urban thriller set against the backdrop of an underground activity, which is at the cutting edge of urban subculture.

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“The Bigger Picture” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

Here’s the trailer of student film “The Bigger Picture”, directed by Daisy Jacobs. Is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Animated Films. This is the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. Richard is happy to visit, but flees as soon as anything practical needs to […]

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New Submission – Crossing

This Student Film by French-American director Michael Pontvert, tells the story of a French soldier during WWI who suffers from amnesia. With the help of a fisherman he encounters on the riverside, this lost and confused soldier learns the faceted truths about his life. //Ce film du réalisateur français-américain Michael Pontvert, raconte l’histoire d’un soldat […]

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New Submission – Derniers Recours

What lengths would you go to get what you want? Experience this undying battle between morale and temptation during this Dramatic Short about one man’s desperate search for citizenship in the submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 by Algerian director Mahi Bena. //Que feriez-vous pour obtenir ce que vous voulez? Suivre cette lutte entre le moral […]

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New Submission – Lynching

Observe a fresh perspective on the artificiality of human existence in this Experimental Short by Romanian director Lorand Janos. This submission trailer for ÉCU 2014 takes after the visual narrative coined by David Lynch and pays tribute to cinema, women, and life. //Observez une nouvelle perspective sur l’artificialité de l’existence humaine dans ce court expérimental […]

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New Submission – Numbers

Two ruthless individuals take roller skating to a whole new level in a cross-continental journey through Europe in this experimental short film by German directors Sascha Dornhoefer and Alexandra Rothert. Take a peek inside their dangerous bag of tricks in this trailer submission for ECU 2014. //Ces deux personnes incroyables prennent le patinage à roulettes […]

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New Submission – Brueder

Dealing with family issues always ends with trouble. “Brueder” by German film director Daniel Rübesam is submitted into ÉCU 2014 Student Film Category and shows us how helping your own brother might lead you back into a criminal path. Enjoy the trailer! //Drame familial peut parfois conduire à des problèmes. “Brueder” par le réalisateur allemand […]

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New Submission – Perfectly Colourless

Lucy Chalke tries desperately to find a balance between her life on stage and her personal one. Watch the trailer of “Perfectly Colourless” by British film director Anthony Laurence, submitted to ÉCU 2014 in the Student Film Category. //Lucy Chalke essaie désespérément de trouver un équilibre entre sa vie sur la scène et sa vie […]

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New Submission – Desna

After more than half a century passed by, Rudolf Strassner a Russian prisoner goes back to the place where love and sorrow were so closely linked together. “Desna” is directed and submitted in ÉCU 2014 European Documentary Category by German filmmaker Sebastian Voltmer. Take a look and join R. Strassner on this tangent journey back […]

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Stephen David Brook’s Feature Film “Flytrap”

We are happy to announce that ÉCU 2008 Alumni Stephen David Brooks will begin production of his new feature film “FLYTRAP” early next month on December 5th.  “FLYTRAP” combines science fiction with dark humor to tell the story of an English astronomer who becomes spellbound by those who are holding him hostage. The film will […]

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New Submission – The Typewriter

The Typewriter The intimidating blank page troubles the writer who struggles to release both his fears and desires in this poetic short. Enjoy the mesmerizing story by French director Gabriel Richard in this submission trailer for ÉCU 2014. //La page blanche intimidant inquiète l’écrivain qui se bat pour libérer ses craintes et ses désirs dans […]

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New Submission – Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher

Do you ever fear you’ll disappear if no one is watching? This pensive student film by UK director Gevi Dimitrakopoulou delves deep into the insecurities of personal identity while exposing intimate details of humanity. //Avez-vous jamais l’impression que vous allez disparaître si personne ne vous observe? Ce film pensif par le réalisateur britannique Gevi Dimitrakopoulou analyse […]

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ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane and interviewing winners from the 8th European Independent Film Festival. Each month we will post a new interview giving you an inside scoop into independent filmmaking. Check them out – maybe they will inspire you on your own way in the world of indie cinema! Eric Dinkian […]

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Spotlight – Steve McQueen

With award season starting at the other side of the Atlantic there is a name that keeps coming up in the best director nominations and that name is Steve Mcqueen! We should clarify for the 60s and 70s movie lovers that we are not here to break the news of the resurrection of the ‘The […]

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