Turkish Passport

“Turkish Passport” directed by Burak Arliel is competing in the European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. “Turkish Passport” tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, […]

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IN THE PALACE Film Festival Video Recap

Check out a short video recap from the In The Palace film festival ÉCU attended held in Balchik, Bulgaria from June 18-25 this year! Découvrez une courte vidéo récapitulative du festival de cinéma In The Palace auquel ÉCU a assisté, qui a eu lieu à Balchik, en Bulgarie du 18 au 25 juin 2011 !

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Total Brokenness

“Total Brokenness” directed by Dong-won Kim and Mary Katherine Olsen is competing in the Non-European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. This documentary focuses on the unsolved, brutal rape and murder of two young girls in Cambodia. On January 6, 2009, two bloody corpses were found hanging by a rope tied to a tree branch in […]

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July Intern Buzz

Alessia and Alexander are two interns working at ÉCU from abroad. Alessia is Italian, and Alexander is Colombian working in Bulgaria. We are a truly international festival and you can see how this is reflected in our hard working international interns! We asked them to interview each other for out July Intern Buzz article, here […]

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Winners of AVANCA International Film Festival 2011

Best Feature film : The Ambulance by Goran Radovanović (Serbia) Special Mention Feature Film: Paper by Sinan Cetin (Turkey); Rene Goes to Hollywood by Aleko Tsabadze (Georgia); Robert Mitchum in Dead by Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn (France/Poland/Belgium/Norway) Best Short Film: Broken Clouds by Yuri Alves (USA) Special Mention Short Film: The Son by Jan […]

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New Festival Partner “Early Bird”

Meet ÉCU’s new festival partner ‘Early Bird’, a European student film festival. We are delighted to announce that they are now open for submissions. For more details please see below: “EARLY BIRD” EUROPEAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS (NOVEMBER 2011, SOFIA, BULGARIA) The American Foundation for Bulgaria has the pleasure to invite you […]

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G-Tech FR Interview with ÉCU 2011 Winners – Part 2

Check out part 2 of the interview (in French!) between G-Technology FR and filmmakers Gabriella Cserhati & Fabien Lartigue – winners of “Best Independent Film” at ÉCU 2011. Découvrez la partie 2 de l’interview (en français!) entre G-Tech France et les réalisateurs Gabriella Cserhati et Fabien Lartigue, vainqueurs du ” Meilleur Film Indépendant” à ÉCU […]

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ÉCU visits the 2011 Paris Cinéma Festival

From restored grand classic movies, to Pixar’s latest animated film, and not to mention a ‘Special Honor to Mexico’ showcase, there was something for everyone. The ÉCU team went to the festival to gather audience reactions. “So much action! Stimulation overload!”, “A high quality festival affordable for most people” and “10 days of REAL cinema” […]

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Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon

“Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon” directed by Flora Cochrane is competing in the Non-European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. Joe Camilleri, now 62 years old, has been rocking the pubs and clubs of Australia for 45 years, as well as making close to 30 albums and producing countless more. This documentary has multiple layers – […]

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Les Nuits en Or: UNESCO

By Will Sayre – Intern at ÉCU On Avenue de Suffren here in Paris, you’ll find The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, an institute commonly known as “The UNESCO.” It hosts a wide array of cultural events, executive board meetings and conferences. Its motto: “Building peace in the minds of men and women.” […]

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Avanca Film Festival 2011

Since its debut in 1997, the “International Meetings in Cinema, Television, Vídeo and Multimédia – AVANCA ’11” festival has steadily grown in audience attendance and number of film submissions. Avanca has also succeeded in becoming the largest audiovisuals workshop space in Europe in the past 15 years. Every year, cinema enthusiasts and professionals from all […]

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Orchids – My Intersex Adventure

“Orchids – My Intersex Adventure” directed by Phoebe Hart is competing in the non-European Documentary category for ÉCU 2012. Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart, comes clean on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition. Despite her mother’s outright refusal to be in the […]

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ÉCU offers some tips to celebrate La Fête de la Bastille – July 14, 2011

In France, July 14th, also know as ‘Bastille Day’ is celebrated to commemorate the start of the 1789 French revolution and the country’s long road to becoming a republic thereafter. Much in the same way American Independence Day or Canada Day are celebrated, La Fête de la Bastille offers one the chance to attend a […]

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Don Justino Neve

“Don Justino Neve” directed by Daisy Jacobs is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. One man, his dog and a trail of broken women. He’s filthy and gorgeous, cruel and mean, and irresistible to women with low self-esteem. A satirical and comic portrait of Don Justino, a beautiful, stylish and truly nasty […]

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Mossadegh

“Mossadegh” is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. Set in Iran in 1959, the film follows ex-Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh living under house arrest and suffering from a life-threatening condition. Mossadegh must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American physician that is sent to treat him. “Mossadegh” est en compétition […]

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Long Time Coming

Drowned in sorrow after the death of his wife, Morris (52) drifts back into his father’s old barbershop one night, to reminisce. But his past comes charging back at him, and maybe this has all been a long time coming. Noyé dans la tristesse après la mort de sa femme, Morris (52) rentre de nouveau […]

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Eldorado

“Eldorado” directed by Henning Fromme is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the European Experimental Film category. “Eldorado” is an ÉCU 2012 European Experimental Film submission . ‘Being Rich, or How You Can Take It With You’ – a short film directed by Henning Fromme, written and played by Geoffrey Steinherz in the style […]

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Melt

“Melt” directed by Noemie Lafrance is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the Non-European Dramatic short category. Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that melt away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light. “Melt” realisé par Noemie […]

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