ÉCU 2020 would not be as exciting as it is without our wonderful prize sponsors! From books, to acting schools, to camera equipment- we’ve got it all covered. Check out our lists of 2020 Prize Sponsors here:

Adaptive Sound was born from the meeting between two young creators who are lovers of art, culture, image and music. Eddi Farahy, multi-instrumentalist sound designer, and Alexandre Marchand, marketing and communications graduate, founded the company with the ambition to live off their creations. Their passion: to travel the world and its eras to feed their creativity, and to reveal widely-influenced soundscapes to you.

Beachtek, was established in 1997 to provide a solution for recording high quality audio on the new generation of DV camcorders that were released in the mid 1990’s. In 2009, they developed the world’s first adapter for a DSLR camera. BeachTek has become the “missing link” for connecting professional audio gear to today’s DV camcorders and DSLR cameras.

Peter D. Marshall is a filmmaker and directing coach from Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of the book “Making the Magic Happen: The Art and Craft of Film Directing.” He is currently working in China as the Directing Instructor at the Shanghai Vancouver Film School.

Final Draft is a fully dedicated screenwriting software application that automatically formats your script to Hollywood’s industry standards. Soon after its inception, Final Draft became the entertainment industry standard for screenwriting and the market leader among its competitors worldwide. Final Draft continues to grow in popularity and into new markets throughout the world, and in 2013, Final Draft was awarded the prestigious Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.

Film International is published by Intellect, an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, publishing in four distinct subject areas: film studies, visual arts, cultural and media studies, and performing arts. Film International covers film culture as part of the broader culture, history and economy of society, discussing Hollywood films seriously, and ‘art’ movies critically.

InkTip was born in 2000 after witnessing the difficulties associates and friends in the industry have had in getting exposure for their works, let alone getting their scripts sold. The mission of InkTip is threefold: to help producers, to save time for agents and to increase exposure for screenwriters.

Looking for a way to pitch your idea for a television show or movie? iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.

Are you inspired by an idea for a story, but don’t know how to realize it? True story is a question of continuous creativity – not a set of formulaic page numbers. Take advantage of one of the best story brains in the business, and let Robert McKee prompt and guide you to your best insights yet. Here is an opportunity to apply classic story design – the kind that has resulted in masterpieces of all kinds – to your own cinematic, theatrical or literary premise.

Marielle Salmier is an image consultant, life coach, and facilitator based in Paris.
It is from our thoughts and our vision of the world that we build ourselves. How do you reap joy from ashes? Opening ourselves to our own truth is the solution to overcome the wounds of the past and build the present serenely. By sowing seeds of cravings for happiness we reap a garden full of positive flowers.

The Mulholland Acting and Film Academy is an English language acting studio in Amsterdam. The international program offers professional training with a set of disciplines brought together to give an actor the best possible training to take into their professional career. It is a well-rounded study providing training for the body, the voice, and the emotional life of the actor.

Red Giant develops tools that make the filmmaking process faster, more secure, more accurate and just more fun. For almost 17 years, they have built software for motion design, color correction, visual effects and photography that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production.

Rock School de Paris is a young music school which teaches singing, guitar, piano, bass and drums in a playful, fun and educational way in Paris the suburbs. It’s an initiative carried out by Tristan Gauthier, a professional musician, guitar professor in Paris since 2007.

The Scriptwriters Network Foundation, Inc., founded in 1986, is an educational, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. They bring in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft and business of script writing for TV, features and new media to help people take their writing to the next level.

The Kitchen is the industry’s only Emmy Award Winning language translation, dubbing and subtitling studio, and one of the most respected localization studios in the business. With facilities in the US, Brazil, Mexico,  Russia, Moldova, Morocco, Turkey, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands.

Video Copilot is a collaborative resource for training, design tools and artists. Our goal is to show you what is possible and how effects can be created so that you can apply these techniques on your own creative adventures. We strive to develop distinctive and innovative tools that improve the quality and speed of your production while offering freedom and flexibility.

Since 1982, Write Brothers Inc. has been the world leader in film and television production software. Our software is sold worldwide and has been used in the development of most of your favorite films and television shows. Write Brothers has software for all phases of writing: creativity, brainstorming, outlining, and formatting. Our top-selling Movie Magic® Screenwriter™, Dramatica® , and Outline 4D™ writing programs are used by leading novelists, fiction writers, screenwriters, and playwrights.  We are the first and the only creative team ever to receive an Academy Technical Achievement Award for screenwriting software.

Zacuto’s USA-made, production-grade, filmmaking camera accessories and rigs are designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. We create products designed to make your life easier and your long shooting days more comfortable and streamlined. 

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