Case Study – Crowd-funding a film – “Postcards from Paris”

Andrew Shermin shares his experience of making a film and using crowdfunding. This summer I shot a documentary about Paris that I produced myself, and am now trying to use crowd-funding to finish it. The concept was simple: a vision of Paris that was taken straight from reality, just a camera and a tripod on […]

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Watersprite Student Film Festival

Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival – *Call for Entries* For the third year running, Cambridge is hosting a vibrant student film festival, showcasing works from around the world alongside a diverse programme of free events. Already growing in leaps and bounds, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward emerging talent, inspire and educate young […]

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ÉCU Firsts – a new category is launched!

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is giving first-time filmmakers an even greater chance getting their work seen at the ÉCU Film Festival in Paris on the March 30th to April 1st 2012. If you enter your FIRST EVER short film (made after Jan 2010) into the ÉCU FIRSTS category, ÉCU will waive the submission […]

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ÉCU Special Screening Event

You are invited to ÉCU’s Special Film Screening at Cafe Coutume , 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris (Map) on Tuesday, November 15 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm. ÉCU will showcase 5 films from its 2011 festival (click for trailer): Never Winter Invertebrate Urban Sounds Todor and Petru Le Miroir   The event promises to be […]

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Interview with ÉCU alumni Yonathan Levy

Yonathan Levy is a rising Israeli/French filmmaker who won ÉCU 2010′s Film of the Festival (Europe’s Best Independent Film 2010) with his touching film, Das Kind. ÉCU caught up with him at a recent screening of his film at La Mémorial de la Shoah here in Paris. 1. How did it feel to win ÉCU […]

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ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November

ÉCU’s top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells […]

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ÉCU’s suggestions for things to do in October

By Ed Millar As the month of October starts in Paris and the hot heat of our long Indian summer continues, it’s strange to think that winter must be on its way. To make the most of this last flash of hot weather, ÉCU has found some of the best things to do in Paris […]

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Top 5 Cinemas in Paris

By Ed Millar In the city where cinema was invented, it’s hardly surprising that there is a huge host of independent cinemas in Paris. For a truly unique cinematic experience, here are ÉCU’s top 5 best cinemas in Paris. If you’re looking for a typically French cinema experience, look no further than the club-ciné at […]

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The Forest is Red

“The Forest is Red” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This surreal, magical and philosophically charged tale examines the life of an outcast as he struggles to blend into a world where everyone searches for their own uniqueness. Check out the teaser! “The Forest is Red” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012.Ce surréaliste, […]

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ÉCU’s Suggestions for things to do in September

By Ed Millar September – the month of the rentrée, the end of the congés annuelles and the end of sheer self indulgence, right? Not necessarily. If you have a little bit of free time to spare, why not prolong your summer by enjoying yourself with ÉCU’s recommendations for September? Even if you haven’t read […]

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Covariance

“Covariance” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser! “Covariance” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours […]

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Dilli

“Dilli” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‘Dilli” is a moving collection of interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade – Bawana without water, shelter […]

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Beats of Love

“Beats of Love” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the trailer! “Beats of Love” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ […]

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American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi

“American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” is a new submission to ECU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the teaser! “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” […]

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Patient 17

“Patient 17” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Two medical interns are asked to investigate new patient Sarah Benedict after her failed suicide attempt. Search into her past, they witness disturbing events that put their lives in danger. Check out the teaser. “Patient 17” est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Deux stagiaires […]

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Courts d’école EMC à La Péniche Cinéma

By Marie Thiery, intern at ÉCU How much have you heard about homosexuality in soccer? Know anything about German expressionism? Do you really know what multiple sclerosis is? And how does the idea of a robot confessional strike you? On Wednesday, July 20th, Tiphaine Vidal and I attended the short films screening at La Péniche […]

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Dear Ana

Dear Ana” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. To eat of not to eat?A seemingly simple question, but to Alice a 19-year-old girl suffering at the hands of Anorexia, this one small decision changes everything. Living her torment through her own imagined world, Alice finds herself in the company of two strange, but intriguing […]

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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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