ÉCU’s legal survival guide for indie filmmakers

Wait! Don’t close the page yet. We know what you are thinking: legal advice? That’s boring stuff!  While the legal side of making a movie doesn’t sound as exciting and magical as other parts of filmmaking, it is of crucial importance. If you don’t protect your project and your ideas, you live in the constant […]

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Un nouveau partenariat entre ÉCU et le River Film Festival

Cette année, le River Film Festival célèbre sa 14e édition avec 20 jours de projections et une incroyable sélection de films indépendants internationaux. Les films, comme toujours, seront projetés à Porta Portello sur un écran construit sur un radeau amarré au milieu du fleuve Piogevo, utilisé pour le commerce entre Padoue et Venise. Le River […]

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ÉCU partners up with the River Film Festival

This year the River Film Festival celebrates its 14th edition with 20 days of screenings and an amazing selection of international independent movies. The films, as always, will be shown at the city gate of Porta Portello, on a screen built on a raft moored in the middle of the Piogevo River, once used for […]

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LES INSCRIPTIONS POUR ÉCU 2021

LES INSCRIPTIONS POUR ÉCU 2021 SONT OUVERTES! Les inscriptions pour la 16ème édition d’ÉCU- Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant, sont ouvertes ! Le festival se déroulera les 9, 10 et 11 avril 2021. Chaque année, nous présentons des films indépendants qui suscitent la réflexion, sont uniques et passionnants. Cette année, votre film pourrait faire […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2021

Submissions for the 16th edition of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, are now open! The festival will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th April 2021. Every year we screen thought-provoking, unique, and exciting independent films, and this year your film could be part of our 2021 programme! Submitting to ÉCU 2021 is […]

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Privacy Policy

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. Personal information, according to article 4 of General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). Concerned about privacy? We are too.Although there are many applications and websites that […]

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ÉCU 2020 Winners

Europe’s top event for independent cinema, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival announces its 2020 award-winning films, including its highest honour, “Best European Independent Film 2020.” Due to the pandemic we were unable to continue our festival in person, but here at ÉCU we were determined to continue with the festival, believing in its importance […]

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About ÉCU 2020

This year ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival was streamed online! During the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th April we streamed our festival for all our viewers to watch from home. Audiences were able to tune in and enjoy our great selection of competing films, as well as our opening night speech, director Q&As, and the […]

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ÉCU Programme 2020

This year ÉCU was streamed online! Our audience was able to enjoy our great selection of films from home, as well as our opening night speech, director Q&As, and the award ceremony. Thank you for everyone who tuned in and enjoyed! Take a look back at the 2020 Programme below: Thursday, April 23rd Friday, April […]

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ÉCU’S CHANNEL – EUROIFC

La Chaîne Européenne du Cinéma Indépendant est le site incontournable pour diffuser un large éventail de films indépendants. L’EuroIFC a été créé grâce au désir du Festival Européen du Film Indépendant de permettre à son public de revoir les films qu’il a appréciés pendant le festival. Au départ, la chaîne présentait les films qui participaient […]

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Much More Than A Script Competition- ÉCU 2020 Official Selection

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2020 finalists of the “Much More Than a Script Competition” for its 15th edition. We are proud to once again fulfill our goal of giving an audience to all the creative and talented script writers out there. The competition this year has been very […]

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All About ÉCU 2010

The 5th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival took place on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 in Paris, France. The participants of the festival enjoyed the screening of 79 independent films, workshops dedicated to the filmmaking industry together with #sheshoots, a discussion panel focused on women filmmakers and actresses. In […]

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All About ÉCU 2011

The 6th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival took place on the1st, 2nd and 3rd April 2011 in Paris, France. The participants of the festival enjoyed the screening of 77 independent films from 26 countries, workshops dedicated to the filmmaking industry In addition there was the possibility to meet the directors and asked […]

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All About ÉCU 2012

The 7th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival took place on the 30th and 31st March 2012 in Paris, France. The participants of the festival enjoyed the screening of 101 independent films, Q&A’s, and workshops dedicated to the filmmaking industry. In addition there was the possibility to meet the directors and asked them […]

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All About ÉCU 2018

The 13th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival took place on the 4th, 5th, and 6th April 2018 at Cinema Les 7 Parnassiens, 75014, Paris. The participants of the festival enjoyed the screening of 81 independent films, workshops dedicated to the filmmaking industry together with #sheshoots, a discussion panel focused on women filmmakers […]

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ÉCU 2020 Jury

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Sélection Officielle 2020

ÉCU – Le Festival européen du film indépendant est heureux d’annoncer sa sélection officielle des films qui ont été présentés lors de la 15e édition du festival. ÉCU 2020 a fièrement présenté 87 films de 28 pays les 23, 24, 25 et 26 avril 2020 en ligne. Long Métrages Dramatiques Européens Court Métrages Dramatiques Européens […]

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Coronavirus Information: ÉCU 2020

Here at ÉCU, we are very aware of the development of Covid-19 within France, and understand that a lot of filmmakers and festival attendees have concern over this. We are planning to host ÉCU 2020 as an ONLINE festival, scheduled: on the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th April. The festival will go ahead, using an online streaming platform. As […]

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