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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





ÉCU is proud to announce our new
partnership with the international film festival VIEWfest that is based
in Turin, Italy! Please read over their call for submissions below and
remember to submit your films by September 15, 2011. You can find more
information on their website:

VIEWFest is an international festival on 3D cinema and animation, organized every year by VIEW Conference,
that screens important world previews, the best of 3D production,
retrospectives, movies, shorts, video clips, music, workshops for
schools and exclusive events. Not only this, VIEWFest also shows the
best of the international animation festivals such as SIGGRAPH, thanks
to a network that is becoming larger every year and covers Holland to
Greece, Germany to USA; and now Turin is the Italian corner of this
network. VIEWFest offers independent productions the opportunity of an
international audience and, at the same time, brings to Turin the best
of the International production.

Every year VIEWFest promotes two contests: ITALIANMIX and
YOUTH ITALIANMIX. The competitions call for INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE and
INSPIRING works by Italian filmmakers or by foreign filmmakers, who have
Italy or Italian subjects as their topics; the selected ones will be
included in the VIEWFest’s screening programme and in the DVD
“ITALIANMIX”. The contest welcomes works in all genres and visual forms;
an exciting and unique opportunity addressed to Italian filmmakers,
digital artists, and other creative professionals, to gain valuable
exposure for their works in an international professional venue. For
YOUTH ITALIANMIX, all the participants must be younger than 32 years old
and resident in Italy.

As you can see, VIEWFest, the Italian
evolution of Resfest (the successful global touring digital film
festival) is a festival unlike any other: It’s much more. Discover it
with us!


L’ÉCU est fier d’annoncer notre nouvelle association avec le festival
du film international VIEWfest qui se déroule à Turin, en Italie!
Consultez leur appel de soumissions ci-dessous et n’oubliez pas de
soumettre vos films avant le 15 Septembre 2011. Pour en savoir plus,
visitez leur site web à

VIEWFest est un festival international des films et dessins animés en 3D, organisé chaque année par VIEW Conférence,
qui projette des avant-premières mondiales importantes, le meilleur de
la production 3D, des rétrospectives, des films, des court-métrages, des
vidéos, de la musique et organise des ateliers pour les écoles et des
événements exclusifs. En plus, VIEWFest montre le meilleur des festivals
d’animation internationaux, comme, par exemple, SIGGRAPH, grâce au
réseau qui devient plus large chaque année et qui est maintenant étendu
des Pays-Bas jusqu’à la Grèce, de l’Allemagne jusqu’aux États-Unis; et
maintenant Turin est le coin italien de ce réseau. VIEWFest offre aux
productions indépendantes une possibilité d’être montrées au public
international et en même temps apporte à Turin les meilleurs exemples de
la production internationale.

Chaque année VIEWFest promeut deux concours: ITALIANMIX et
YOUTH ITALIANMIX. Les concours font appel aux œuvres INNOVANTES,
CREATIVES ET EXALTANTES par cinéastes italiens ou étrangers qui prennent
l’Italie ou des thèmes italiens pour le sujet; les œuvres sélectionnées
vont être inclues dans la programmation de projection et dans le DVD
“ITALIANMIX”. Le concours accueille des films de tous genres et formes
visuelles; c’est une possibilité exaltante et unique adressée aux
cinéastes, artistes numériques et d’autres professionnels créatifs
italiens d’obtenir une couverture médiatique si valable pour leurs
œuvres sur un lieu professionnelle et internationale. Pour participer à
YOUTH ITALIANMIX, il faut avoir moins de 32 ans et résider en Italie.

Comme vous voyez, VIEWFest, l’évolution italienne de Resfest (le
festival mondial du cinéma numérique en tournée qui a eu beaucoup de
succès), est différent de tout autre festival: c’est beaucoup plus.
Découvrez-le avec nous!


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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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