Spotlight: Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig in the context of Womanhood and Hollywood by Sarah A. Lee In 2012, ECU released a profile on Greta Gerwig and the mumble core movement. Now, six years later, it seems apt to revisit Greta Gerwig in a renewed context, after Lady Bird(2018). Since the Academy Awards were founded in 1929, there has only […]

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What to do in Paris in December 2018

Here our tips for fully enjoying last month of the year in Paris! The Christmas Markets Craving roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, hand crafted christmas gifts, lights and decorations? Head to one Paris’ infamous Christmas Markets this month! Paris is famous for celebrating the Christmas spirit with it’s beautiful Christmas Markets that pop up all over […]

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What To Do In Paris In November 2018

Like every month, here ÉCU HQ, we have thought about some good tips for you to warm up during these cold November days in Paris! Festival du Film Coréen À Paris (Oct 30th– November 6th) If you are a fan of Old Boy, Okja, or just want to delve into the international cinema scene, visit […]

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ÉCU @ SO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

ÉCU’s tour around partner festivals never stops! From October 26th to November 3rd, we are going to Sofia, Bulgaria, which was named “Creative City of Film” by UNESCO in 2016, to attend the 9th edition of The So Independent Film Fest. Sofia Independent Film Festival ( So Independent ) was created in 2009 and started as […]

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ÉCU @ Russian Indie Film Festival

  This October ÉCU is going to St. Petersburg in Russia! Our new partner, Russian Indie Film Festival will be taking place on 6th-7th October in Saint Petersburg at the beautiful Alexandrinsky Theatre, one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Russian Indie Film Festival is an annual festival that aims to show the best indie short films […]

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What to do in Paris in October 2018

  Summer is officially over. But don’t worry about it! Paris is an amazing city to discover and October is full of thrilling events that will make you smoothly forget about the old sunny days. Here are some of our tips! Nuit Blanche (October 6th) As the days shorten and autumn heralds winter, the Nuit […]

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September 2018 Updates

After an amazing summer, ÉCU is back in town, with a lot of work to do and, as always, very much enthusiasm! Over the last months we have been part of exciting events that made us travelling around the world. Now, back at ÉCU HQ, it’s time to think about next edition and we can’t […]

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ÉCU-IN-VISEU

ÉCU is going on the road again! We’re so happy to be heading back to Viseu, Portugal to screen some of our films July 13th and 14th. Viseu is located in the Centro Region and is known as the cultural center of Portugal, making it the perfect location to screen our films! So why go […]

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WHAT TO DO IN PARIS JULY 2018

Paris Plages (July 8 – September 3) If you don’t have time to make it to the beach, let Paris bring the beach to you! Every summer, the banks of the Seine and the La Villette Canal Basin are loaded with sand, chairs, and umbrellas to become a local weekend getaway! Though you can’t swim […]

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ÉCU-in-Japan

  We at ÉCU love to travel the world and discover new things, different styles, but, most importantly, to promote the creativity of our independent filmmakers through our many partnerships. We want our films to travel the world, to ensure we can spread the beauty and indie spirit of these films. The Mt. Fuji – […]

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What is independent film, really?

  So what exactly makes a film an independent film? Well, the answer is actually a little more complicated than you might think. By definition, an independent film is one that is produced outside of the major film studio system. Okay… getting a little closer to an answer, but what constitutes the “major film studio […]

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What to do in Paris in June 2018

  FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE: 21 JUNE Every year on the first official day of summer, Parisians and tourists alike flood the streets of Paris for the city-wide Fête de la Musique. The musicians range from amateur to professional, and if you yourself are a musician, you can book a spot to play your music […]

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What to do in Paris in May 2018

  ÉCU festival just finished last week with great success and we are already preparing the next edition! While waiting for this, Here at ÉCU, We have compiled a list of things to do in May in Paris to enjoy the arrival of sunny days! 1. The festival Villette Sonique, 25- 30 of May With […]

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WINNERS 2018

Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival – announces its 2018 award-winning films, including its highest honour, “Best European Independent Film 2018.” After showcasing 81 films from 37 countries, ÉCU 2018 ended its indie-packed weekend with a dazzling final ceremony recognizing 26 award winners in 14 categories. Winners included: WREN […]

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Spotlight: Guy Maddin

Screened at festivals around the world, Guy Maddin’s The Green Fog (2017) is one of his best experiments to date, a recreation of Hitchcock’s Vertigo through a dizzying collage of famous films and TV shows set in San Francisco. The resulting cinematic spree is as much an ode to the possibilities of avant-garde film as it […]

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Movie Review: Wren boys

Wren Boys, Harry Lighton’s tale of a very unlikely love from Cork, Ireland will be played during Session 2 on Saturday May 5th in the Grande Salle at the cinema les 7 Parnassiens, Paris. To begin, the opening scene starts with a catholic priest ushering the importance of tradition during his sermon, as the scene […]

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LAUNCH PARTY 2018

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2018’s LAUNCH PARTY took place at Rive Gauche night club 1 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris on April 11th, 2018. Take a look at the video of the event: ÉCU 2018 LAUNCH PARTY ÉCU 2018 LAUNCH PARTY at Rive Gauche has been an amazing night!Thank you to all […]

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Music and Afterparties at ÉCU 2018

ÉCU promotes all indie artists – not just filmmakers! During the festival weekend we will shine a light on indie music by hosting amazing indie bands and solo artists who will play during the day at the festival location and ALL night at the afterparties. ÉCU, during each day of the festival, will organize three […]

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