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ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent films from around the world. We are a festival who believes in our independent filmmakers and their artistic talents. ÉCU proudly provides a unique platform that brings together diverse audiences who are hungry for something other than major studio productions and original and innovative filmmakers. 

The 16th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival will take place on 9th-11th April 2021. Now open for submissions!




For more details regarding the festival, please visit our website at




Rewarding the ÉCU community

We are delighted to be involved as Platinum sponsor of the ÉCU 2011
festival, helping to support the amazing determination and creativity of
the European independent filmmaking community.

As Platinum Sponsor of ÉCU, we will attend the festival to celebrate
and support some of the world’s best independent filmmaking talent as
well as rewarding the winners of the festival with some amazing new
G-Technology Drives!

The G-Technology vlog crew will film exciting behind-the-scenes
interviews with filmmakers and judges at the festival capturing a
flavour of what is happening, along with creating the “faces of the festival
film that gives great insight into the whole event. G-Technology will
also have a demonstration booth where festival-goers will be able to see
real time digital workflow in action. There will also be a twitter feed
allowing attendees and filmmakers to engage in live debate about the

All the festival winners will receive the G-DRIVE slim 500 GB, the
perfect production assistant for filmmakers on the go and will also
receive an additional G-RAID 4TB, which is specially designed for
professional content creation applications like the Final Cut Studio.

The best of luck to all the entrants!


Nous sommes ravi d’être le sponsor platine du festival ÉCU-2011 et de
pouvoir soutenir ainsi la détermination et la créativité
extraordinaires de la communauté européenne des réalisateurs

En tant que le sponsor platine d’ÉCU, nous assisterons au festival
pour célébrer et soutenir les meilleurs réalisateurs indépendants du
monde. Nous récompenserons également les lauréats avec des tout nouveaux
disques durs G-Technology hauts de gamme!

Le blog de G-Technology diffusera des interviews passionnantes
filmées en coulisses avec des réalisateurs et des membres du jury du
festival en saisissant l’atmosphère du moment présent. Ils présenterons
aussi “les visages du festival
qui donne un aperçu fascinant de l’évènement. G-Technology aura aussi
une cabine de démonstration où les spectateurs pourront voir le travail
digital en temps réel. Il y aura aussi un hashtag twitter permettant aux
spectateurs et réalisateurs de participer au débat sur le festival en

Tous les gagnants du festival recevront un G-DRIVE slim 500 Go, la
solution parfaite pour les réalisateurs en mouvement et un G-RAID 4TB
supplémentaire, qui est conçu spécialement pour le logiciel
professionnel de la création de contenu comme le Final Cut Studio.

Bonne chance à tous les participants!



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About ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival

Hillier Scott



Scott Hillier, Founder and President of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival
Scott Hillier is a director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, based in Paris, France. In the last 20 years, Hillier has gained international recognition from his strong and incredible cinematography, editing, writing, producing and directing portfolio in both the television and film industries.  
Scott began his career in the television industry in Australia. In 1988, he moved to London getting a job with the BBC who then set him to Baghdad. This opportunity led him to 10 years of traveling around world for the BBC, mainly in war zones like Somalia, Bosnia, Tchetcheynia, Kashmir, and Lebanon. After a near fatal encounter with a Russian bomber in Tchechnyia, Hillier gave up his war coverage and began in a new direction. 

He moved to New York City in 1998.  He directed and photographed eight one-hour documentaries for National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. Based on his war knowledge and experience, Hillier wrote and directed a short film titled, “Behind the Eyes of War!" The film was awarded “Best Short Dramatic Film” at the New York Independent Film and TV Festival in 1999. From that he served as Supervising Producer and Director for the critically acclaimed CBS 42 part reality series, "The Bravest” in 2002 and wrote and directed a stage play called, "Deadman’s Mai l," which ran at Le Théâtre du Moulin de la Galette in Paris during the summer of 2004. He then became the Director of Photography on a documentary titled, “Twin Towers." This was yet another life changing experience for Hillier. The riveting documentary won an Academy Award for "Best Documentary Short Subject" in 2003. In 2004, Hillier changed continents again, spending three months in Ethiopia. He produced “Worlds Apart,” a pilot for ABC America / True Entertainment / Endemol. As you can see, Hillier was and is always in constant movement and enjoys working in a number of diverse creative areas including documentaries, music videos, commercials, feature and short films.

Scott studied film at New York University and The London Film and Television School. He also studied literary non-fiction writing at Columbia University. Hillier's regular clients include the BBC, Microsoft, ABC, PBS and National Geographic. Between filming assignments, he used to teach film, a Masters Degree course in Screenwriting at the Eicar International Film School in Paris, France and journalism at the Formation des Journalistes Français in Paris, France. 




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