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ÉCU’s Partner From India- Fool’s Paradise

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FOOLS’ PARADISE PRODUCTIONS partnered with ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL presents Best Student Film: Stanley Pickle, directed by Victoria Mather, Best Animation: Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow, Best Experimental Film: Invertebrate, directed by James McAleer and Special Jury Mention: Städgata directed by Erick Love Lundqvist.   The principal guest of the event will be Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Minister of parliamentary affairs. The ju...

Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia

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Recently ÉCU has started a partnership with the Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia, an annual event – organized by the Province of Foggia, with support from the Regione Puglia and European Union, through co-financing from the European regional development- that this year has decided to open its contest to Europe. The festival shares the same goals of the European Independent Film Festival: to discover and to promote the best independent cinematography that defends the creativen...

ÉCU launchs #twitscript!

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- GET INVOLVED HERE - On Monday 28th November ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival, Paris's premier showcase for independently financed shorts and features, will attempt to write - and produce - a short film entirely made up of contributions crowd sourced via the Twitter social network. With an opening scene setter provided by the festival, it is then up to their followers to provide all successive dialogue and actions, creating new scenes, introducing other characters, building up...

AUBG Short FilmFest, ÉCU ON THE ROAD

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BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria – The European Independent Film Festival, South Western University “Neofit Rilski", The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Early Bird Student Film Festival and In the Palace International Short Film Festival will share for three days at the American University in Bulgaria during the fisrt edition of AUBG Short Film Festival from the 24th to 26th of November. AUBG Short Film Fest will showcase 28 short films from more than 13 countries. The films, ...

ÉCU Firsts - a new category is launched!

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ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is giving first-time filmmakers an even greater chance getting their work seen at the ÉCU Film Festival in Paris on the March 30th to April 1st 2012. If you enter your FIRST EVER short film (made after Jan 2010) into the ÉCU FIRSTS category, ÉCU will waive the submission fee and will guarantee a screening of your film in Paris in our special ÉCU FIRSTS screening area. All you have to do is to be at the festival to reserve your screening time an...

Special ÉCU Screening in Paris

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Time 15 November · 19:30 - 22:00 Location Cafe Coutume, 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris. Created by: The European Independent Film Festival More info ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival presents a Special Screening on the 15th of November 2011 at Cafe Cout...

ÉCU in Italy

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ÉCU Film Festival in Italy. A short presentation and special screening at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema. On Saturday, October 22th, 2011 from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema in Bologna there will be a presentation and a short screening by the ÈCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held. The academy was founded in Bologna in 1986 and its prestigious center is situated in the historical Palazzo Felicini. The courses (filmmaking and screenwriting, make...

ECU calling submit now

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March 2012     Call for Entries Film Submission Deadlines Early Bird Deadline: November 20, 2011 Regular Deadline: December 18, 2011 Late Deadline: January 8, 2012 WAB Extended Deadline: January 15, 2012 Complete the Entry Form Contact Info The European Independent Film Festival 108 rue Damremont 75017, Paris Franc...

Life Happens, But Don't Let It Stop You From Submitting to ÉCU!

Life Happens, But Don’t Let It Stop You Submitting to ÉCU 2012! Submissions to ÉCU 2012 are well underway, and if you don’t want to miss out on a fantastic opportunity to screen your film to an international audience, don’t let ANYTHING stop you submitting to ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival 2012! www.ecufilmfestival.com

David Vashadze talks to ÉCU about the Georgian National Film Center

David Vashadze of the Georgian National Film Center tells us why his organisation has teamed up with ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival. // David Vashadze de la center nationale du film géorgienne explique pourquoi son organisation est devenue un partenaire d'ÉCU le festival européen du film independant.

The charming Ia Parulava talks to ÉCU in Georgia

ÉCU was delighted to meet the lovely Georgian actress Ia Parulava when the European Independent Film Festival hit Tbilisi on the weekend! // ÉCU était ravi de rencontrer la charmante actrice géorgienne, Ia Paraluva, quand le festival européen du film indépendant était en Géorgie ce week-end!

Festival president Scott Hillier chats to ÉCU in Georgia

Scott Hillier, the president of ÉCU tells of his excitement of taking the European Independent Film Festival to Georgia. // Scott Hillier, le président d'ÉCU explique sa grande joie de prendre le festival Européen du film independant à Georgie.

Catch up with EVERYTHING from our trip to GEORGIA!

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Over the weekend of 7th-9th October, ÉCU was honored to present “ÉCU in Georgia” From the moment we arrived, we were very pleased to be there. Check out here how excited we were to see out massive logo in the centre of Tbilisi! ÉCU The European Independent Film festival is now in it’s 7th year, and over that time we have shown films from more then 50 countries, including Georgia, to thousands of people, and helped directors discover their voices as they talked to th...

ÉCU in Romania!

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ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is very excited to bring a selection of it’s award winning films from the past six years to Romania. The ÉCU Retrospective will be taking place between October 17th-22nd in Bucharest. ÉCU and Romania have a long history which began in 2006 with the director Catalin Leescu’s film being selected for the competition, and this was later followed by the film Tarantyno which won the award Best Actor at ÉCU 2010. The independent spirit in those fi...

Interview with Sebastián Mantilla, winner and Jury member at ÉCU

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By Alejandro Contreras Culturamas www.culturamas.es With his first short film Diva (2004), about the life of a homosexual Muslim trying to survive in Barcelona, Mantilla won himself the attention of the Cannes Film Festival, which selected his work to be displayed in the week of criticism, and also at the Sundance festival. After a couple of short films he directed his first feature, Next to Babylon (2008) for which he was awarded with the award for best director of ...

New Category – European Youth Film

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Français German Italian Spanish ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival announces the launch of a new category, “European Youth Film“, for it’s 2012 edition. ÉCU gives European youth the chance to submit their work to a supportive and engaging international community, providing them with exposure, helpful critiquing and the opportunity to participate in a real life film festival! Young filmmakers will be competing for the “The European Youth Exce...

Donate and Support the Three Peaks Challenge

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ÉCU would like to inform all our festival fans that starting today, June 23rd, a Hitachi team of eight will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain endurance test where participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. The team will attempt to summit all three mountains in less than 48 hours! The event is organized by the charity “The Railway Children,” which helps vulnerable children, particularly those living on the streets and a...

NEWSLETTER N° 513: june 18, 2011

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ÉCU Film Festival Presents: Exclusive Film School Offer

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    Bonjour ! Good morning! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Buongiorno! Bom dia! Kalimera! Tere hommikust! Goedemorgen! Dobré ráno! God dag! ÉCU Film Festival is now presenting an exclusive offer to all film schools to encourage students to participate in our festival! I would like to extend an invitation for your school to participate in the 7th edition of the European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers an...

Sentieri Selvaggi "Reality Bites" Party

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If you will be in Rome Saturday, June 18th, consider attending the “Reality Bites” party for live music and stories of production experiences! Located at the Sentiere Selvaggi school. More details on our website! http://bit.ly/krXFOz Français Italian REALITY BITES NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma FREE ENTRY A pa...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011

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Submit to ECU 2012

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Deutsh Español Français Italian Are you talented enough? Are you creative enough? Are you BRAVE enough? A lot of people talk about making a film. Very few are brave enough to do it. If you’re a storyteller, a visionary, an innovator or a technical genius with the determination to realise your dream, then get out there and make your film. Once it’s done send it to us, and we’ll take it from there. We are continually searching for the world’s best indie film...

ECU's First Day in Cannes

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ÉCU is in Cannes soaking up the sun, sights and sounds. But it's not all play, we've had meetings galore, met some incredibly talented filmmakers and told everybody in the Palais about The European Independent Film Festival! Bienvenue au Festival de Cannes! Nous avions beaucoup de rendezvous, rencontrions des cineastes talentueux et racontions tout le monde du Festival Européen du Film Indépendant!  Check out more photos here   ...

On Independent European Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with ECU’s Scott Hillier

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  Project CineMaas presents an exclusive interview with Paris-based Scott Hillier, an Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker who founded ECU The European Independent Film Festival. Read on as he clarifies a wide array of issues, from the film festival’s evolution and his definition of independent European cinema to the judging process and his visions for the future.   The sixth ECU The European Independent Film Festival took place this year in Paris, Fra...
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