The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton – Trailer

“The 3 Suicides of Paul Hamilton” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014 by Egyptian filmmaker Daniel Gerges. After losing his identity overnight, Paul Hamilton has to decide whether to live as Paul in a world that rejects him, or as Elmore in a world he despises. Check out the trailer. “Les trois suicides de […]

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Submissions to ÉCU 2014 are closing

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 […]

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Reasons to Submit to ÉCU 2014

ÉCU’s late deadline is approaching, you only have until January 5th to submit your films to the festival. Still not sure why you should do that? Well, we will give you 7 simple reasons. Be prepared! Reason #1: GET SEEN by industry professionals, cinema lovers, other filmmakers, members of the press, distributors… Reason #2 : […]

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Spotlight – Top in Indie in 2013

Français A good way to start 2014 would be to catch up with the indie films of last year that you have yet to see ! Here are some suggestions ! First on the list would be the most talked about indie film of the year. The film comes from France and its name is […]

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New Submission – Unplugged

“Unplugged” is a submission to ÉCU 2014. An existential allegory about music played on tree leaves, humorously rattling between the most primitive of instruments and the most universal escapism of music. Check out the trailer! “Unplugged a été soumis à ÉCU 2014. Une allégorie existentielle à propos de musique, jouée humouristiquement sur des feuilles d’arbres, […]

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Spotlight – Top 5 Holiday Films

Français Making lists during the Christmas Holidays is something common, so in order to follow suit this is a list of the 5 holiday movies that should be seen in every household before New Year. And the upside of this list is that it doesn’t matter if you are naughty or nice you will still […]

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New Submission – Cas & Dylan

“Cas & Dylan” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. It is a comedic drama that follows a dying Doctor (Dreyfuss) whose plan to check out on his own terms takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an ‘anything-but-normal’ 22-year-old girl (Maslany). “Cas & Dylan” est un des nouveaux […]

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New Submission – Parts of Disease

“Parts of Disease” is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. On a cross-country trip to visit sites of US terrorism, four friends confront true stereotypes. Check out the trailer! “Parts of disease” est un des nouveaux films soumis à ÉCU 2014. Lors d’un voyage à travers le pays pour découvrir les sites américains du terrorisme, […]

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Spotlight – Neill Blomkamp

Since South Africa is being on the spotlight lately, ÉCU’s Spotlight this week is dedicated to a South African artist of international acclaim. And the artist in question is director Neill Blomkamp. Maybe his name doesn’t sound familiar but his work might, Blomkamp is the artist responsible behind the hit film District 9 and the 2013 Elysium amongst other projects. […]

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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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ONE SHORT FILM FEST is Now Open for Entries

ÉCU’s partner festival THE IV ONE SHORT FILM FEST in Minsk announces a call for submissions for their annual event! The Festival’s main goal is to discover and support young filmmaker and creating a public meeting space for filmmakers, critics and the Belarusian audience. Filmmakers from around the word can participate in the festival! To […]

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New submission – And Then Something Happened

Follow Israeli director Avigdor Weil as he breaks free from his introverted life when he acquires the company of the young Dita and her neurotic mother, Zelda. This trailer submission for ÉCU 2014 invites the audience to join Avigdor in his new experiences with romance and friendship in this experimental film. //Suivez le réalisateur israélien […]

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Spotlight – Javier Badem

Maybe now you know Bardem as the go-to-guy in Hollywood for playing villains with crazy hair, however as most European actors he got his start in the independent cinema. His first big break came with Jamon Jamon by Bigas Luna in 1992. The art house Spanish director has given Bardem his first small role in […]

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Spotlight – Jim Jarmusch

If the Independent cinema were to give out titles of nobility then Jim Jarmusch would definitely be a prince and probably the next in line to be king. Since there is no such thing yet; he will have to settle with being considered as one of the most important American filmmakers of the independent cinema […]

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October update

Cold and cloudy October is the perfect month for watching films. That is what we’re doing at the ÉCU office with all the new submissions rolling in and we want to watch your film as well! Submit it now as there’s only four weeks left for the first submission deadline. But do we just lay […]

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What to do in Paris in October

As always Paris is bursting with creativity and it’s not difficult to find inspiration in this beautiful city. But if you really are struggling on what to do in Paris this month, then ÉCU is here to give you the-must-experience for this month in cinema, fashion, art and music. Some are forward looking others are […]

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Spotlight – Gianfranco Rosi

This week we will be focusing on film director Gianfranco Rosi and his most recent achievement, prestigious Golden Lion award for the best film at the Venice Film Festival 2013 that he won with his documentary film Sacro GRA. An important fact to begin with is that the film was a first documentary to win […]

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