SPOTLIGHT: HOUDA BENYAMINA

  Houda Benyamina is a French writer/director/actress/all-around amazing woman. She was born into a Moroccan family, in Viry-Châtillon in 1980. She remembers her  childhood fondly, recalling her middle school experience as the “best years of her life.” She credits her neighborhood for “sharpening her tongue.” It was then and there, in the southern suburbs of Paris, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: GOOD TIME

  Since Nightcrawler, no film has better distilled American malaise better than the Safdie brothers’ ironically-named Good Time (2017). The film stars Robert Pattinson in a breakout role as Connie Nikas, an on-the-lam criminal in New York City trying to bail his mentally disabled brother Nick out of jail following a failed bank heist. As […]

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ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD S’ENVOLE POUR ÅRHUS!

  ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD S’ENVOLE POUR ÅRHUS – LA CAPITALE EUROPÉENNE DE LA CULTURE 2017 ÉCU – Le Festival Européen Indépendant va projeter une sélection des meilleurs courts métrages indépendants mondiaux au Festival du film Super8000, le 27 Octobre 2017 à Århus, Danemark. La sélection spéciale du Festival Super8000 et du Festival Européen Indépendant va prendre place dans la merveilleuse atmosphère du Cinéma East of Eden, à  «  […]

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ÉCU GOES TO AARHUS!

  ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD IS HEADING TO ÅRHUS – THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2017 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival will be screening a selection of the World’s best independent short films at Super8000 Film Festival on the 27th October 2017 in Århus, Denmark. The Super8000 festival and The European Independent Film Festival’s – Special Selection screening […]

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Steve Jobs

Français Steve Jobs. The name is praised for limitless inspirational tenacity on one end, and serves as a grumbling pejorative on the other. To portray his psyche without imploding, one would need an accurate set of facts, and – perhaps more importantly – an intelligent understanding of difficult people. Director Danny Boyle teamed up with […]

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SUBMISSION TRAILERS ÉCU 2016

“Blue Eyed Boy” is a Non-European Dramatic Short film by Masoud Soheili and Amir masoud Soheili.   “Bola Cá, Bola Lá” is a Student film directed by Luis Sousa.   “The Cork Justifies The Means” is an European Dramatic Short film directed by Mihai Ionescu.   “Zoe & Julie – Hidden Marks” is an European […]

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Award Winners – ÉCU 2015

The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 25 award-winners for 2015. After screening, 84 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 14 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form […]

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Sunday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP BUY YOUR WORKSHOP PASS HERE  10:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor starts Editing BUY YOUR SUNDAY PASS HERE BUY YOUR WEEKEND PASS HERE 11:30 Workshop with Yann Malcor ends BUY YOUR VIP PASS HERE SESSION 8 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:40 The Child 0:18:13 European Short Spain […]

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Saturday’s Programme, Les 7 Parnassiens

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th – GRANDE SALLE HOUR WORKSHOP 10:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones starts Trends in financing and budgeting Independent films and International Sales 11:30 Workshop with Gareth Jones ends BUY YOUR WORKSHOP TICKET HERE  SESSION 1 HOUR FILM DURATION CATEGORY COUNTRY 11:35 Voyeuse 0:19:56 Student Film France 11:56 Catching Fireflies 0:24:50 Non-European Short USA […]

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Press Accreditation 2015

Press accreditation is available for reporters from all fields of media (print, online, TV, radio and photography) as well as to PR agents of all the Official Selection films shown at ÉCU 2015. The press accreditation provides: – access to the opening (April 10th) and closing (April 12th) ceremonies – access to all festival film […]

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February Newsletter update

The new year has started, our team is expanding, ÉCU 2015 is approaching and the Official Selection of the Festival is finally out!  Yes, dear indie lovers and supporters, we keep working hard for you. If you need inspiration take a look at the Spotlight section – we have a lot of badass women filmmakers […]

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“Un Tour de Cheville” (THE ANKLET) – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

“Un Tour de Cheville” by Guillaume Levil is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into European Dramatic Short. At the top of a mountain, a man clumsily recites his declaration of love: ‘I did hesitate, but I chose you…’

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What to do in January

In Paris, January is probably the coldest month of the year but still there are many things to do both indoors and out. So, lets get started and see what the city has to offer.   Event: Winter sales You think your coat is too old-fashioned? You absolutely want a new pair of boots? It […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Sam Fuller

He was born in August 1912. At twelve years-old, he became a paper boy, at seventeen, a criminal reporter for The New York Graphic, at twenty, a ghost writer, at thirty, a decorated soldier. Scorsese said of him that “when you respond to a Fuller film, what you’re responding to is cinema at its essence. […]

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