ÉCU January Updates

Français January always means new beginning, the feeling of having another chance and loads of good intentions. Refreshed after the holidays, we got back on track really fast, as The European Independent Film Festival is just around the corner. Submissions to ÉCU closed on January 17th, setting the road to the last month before the announcement of […]

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ÉCU-in-Cannes

Français   For ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, three days in Paris is just not enough. We love travelling around the world making sure our Official Selection filmmakers and films are known. This can best be achieved through promoting and screening the best indie films, so ÉCU will attend the Cannes Film Festival! Cannes Film Festival strives to encourage […]

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Interview with Tannaz Hazemi – Director of “Before the Bomb”

Français Last year, ÉCU handed the short script prize to Tannaz Hazemi and James Grimaldi’s heart-wrenching drama, BEFORE THE BOMB. Tannaz has since taken the story from script to screen and returned triumphantly into our Official Selection. We caught up with her to see how she got from self-funded micro budget films to her latest […]

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ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews

ÉCU 2014 came and went in an exciting and chaotic blur of filmmakers and audiences swapping appreciation for, and advice regarding, the world of independent cinema. Did you miss a chance to chat with one of your favorite filmmakers who showed their work in our Official Selection? That’s where ÉCU 2014 Filmmaker Interviews are here to help. […]

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Interview – “Blanche Nuit”

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of “Blanche Nuit”, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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Interview with Eric Dinkian – Director of “Kore”

To continue our interview series with ÉCU 2013 winners, please check out this one with Eric Dinkian, director of “Kore”, winner of Best Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013. What was his experience at ÉCU, what happened with his film after winning the award…have a look!

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Spotlight – Billy Wilder

The rise of Nazi Germany during the 1930’s cast down a threatening shadow over Europe as it continued to engulf a sea of innocent victims. Billy Wilder, then a successful writer, uprooted from his home in Berlin and retreated to Paris where he sought salvation from the German forces. It was here that the Jewish […]

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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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ÉCU Interviews Director Simon Powell

What inspired his winning film? What are the thoughts behind the memorable lines of “Girl Shaped Love Drug” and how was his experience at ÉCU 2013? Simon Powell, director of the Best European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2013 answers all these questions and introduces us to the-behind-the-scenes of his winning film. Check out the […]

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ÉCU Interviews Director Ben Mallaby

ÉCU is taking a walk down memory lane with past winners from the 7th European Independent Film Festival. We hope you enjoy this exclusive insight on the Best European Independent Comedy Film “Island Queen” from ÉCU 2013 with director Ben Mallaby. Learn what’s next for Mallaby and his future projects, why he chose to submit […]

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Cannes Short Film Corner: Interview with José Salazar

Cannes, 24th May – Short films corner ÉCU had the opportunity to meet and interview José Salazar, the director of the film “Passage” screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short films corner, a film co-directed with Tom Smith. José Salazar, is a Venezuelan filmmaker who has been living  in Paris for the last 10 years. […]

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ÉCU Exclusive Interview With American Courtesans’ Kristen DiAngelo

It has been three weeks since the 2013 European Independent Film Festival and I still cannot get this documentary out of my head.  The trailer was one of the Official Selection’s most viewed, but really, that doesn’t even do it justice.  It would be impossible to even begin to convey all that’s depicted in this […]

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Exclusive Interview with Abu Bakr Shawky, director of “Things I Heard On Wednesdays”

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is highlighting six independent Arab filmmakers during this year’s festival who will be competing for The Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking. Also featured in the Official Selection of New York Film Festival “Things I heard on Wednesdays”, directed by Abu Bakr Shawky is one of the six […]

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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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ÉCU Interviews Thomas Canto

The ÉCU team caught up with Thomas Canto at the “All Senses” event at the Tokyo Art Club. The urban light artist discussed his future projects, artistic inspiration, and his thoughts on advancing camera technology.

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ÉCU on the Streets

Do you know what an écu is? The ÉCU team took to the streets of Paris to talk to people about their favourite films. Submit to ÉCU 2013!

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ÉCU interviews stars at “All Senses”

The ÉCU team enjoyed a night of fantastic indie films and delicious sushi at the “All Senses” event at the Palais de Toyko on Friday night. Fashionistas and film enthusiasts alike flooded onto the patio to enjoy a drink (or two) and take in the stunning view of the Eiffel Tour. We shot an interview […]

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Ooanagh Kearney : Her Mother’s Daughters Interview

by Alexander Acosta Osorio ÉCU 2012 winner for Best Editing “Her Mother’s Daughters”, director Ooanagh Kearney dishes on her film as well as inspiration, challenges and what the future holds for her. This interview was written couple of weeks before ÉCU 2012 festival. “Her Mother’s Daughters”  tells the story of an older woman who stands […]

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