Spotlight: Jan Švankmajer

“The world is divided in two unequal camps – those who have never heard of Jan Švankmajer and those who happened upon his work and know that they have come face to face with genius,” wrote Anthony Lane in The NewYorker. Czech animator and surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer (1934) was strongly censored by the Soviet […]

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ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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ÉCU-IN-LONDON

Français “We have been fortunate to create an in-kind partnership with ÉCU Film Festival in Paris which will allow us to bring the Best of ÉCU to London in 2016. By not charging filmmakers and asking audiences members to ‘pay what they like’, we will be able to make the film programme open and accessible to all […]

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SPOTLIGHT – TOMM MOORE

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen an Irish film director: Tomm Moore. Tomm Moore was born in 1977 in Newry. His career of director and screenwriter is based on his passion for animated films: “They always have a metaphorical sense. It is a way to understand better the world”, he said. That’s what he […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MICHEL OCELOT

  Français   This Friday’s genre is animation! ÉCU wants to give the Spotlight to the creative and artistic man, the creator of the awesome masterpieces in the animation world like Kirikou et La Sorcière and Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot, who treats his works truly from his heart and soul! Michel Ocelot is a French […]

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Spotlight – Sylvain Chomet

In this week’s spotlight we are turning our attention to the fascinating universe of animation and to one of the animation world’s most respected and acclaimed filmmakers: Sylvain Chomet. Born in France in 1963, Sylvain Chomet spent the majority of his free time during childhood perfecting his cartoonish drawing style and followed an education path […]

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Submit to ÉCU 2014

Whether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain driven, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries that make their stories a reality. Through this dedicated quest and passion […]

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Me, The King and my Dad

This is the story of a warm and lovely family, father,mother and the son. After the death of the lovely king of the country, the government searches for someone like the king to become the new king. They find the father of the family as the perfect match , So the family should move to […]

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