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NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals e...

ECU 2011 is Now Open for Submissions!

Submissions for ÉCU 2011 ARE NOW OPEN! Submitting your films to The European Independent Film Festival is easy. We have two submission methods: the first with our partner Withoutabox, and the second direct to the Festival with payment via PayPal or cheque. Film Submission Deadlines ...

Call for Entries 2011

Submissions for ÉCU 2011 ARE NOW OPEN! Submitting your films to The European Independent Film Festival is easy. We have two submission methods: the first with our partner Withoutabox, and the second direct to the Festival with payment via PayPal or cheque. Film Submission Deadlines Early Bird Deadline: November 21, 2010 Regular Deadline: December 19, 2010 Late Deadline: January 9, 2011 WAB Extended Dea ...

Scott Hillier's Cannes Update

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Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes - although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously long-legged beauties sauntered the Croisette in the oh-so- slinkiest of dental floss inspired micro skirts. Russians, Aussies, Portugese, Greek...

Scott's Cannes Update

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Scott Hillier's Cannes Update Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes - although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously long-legged beauties sauntered the Croisette in the oh-so- slinkiest of dental floss inspired micro skirts. ...

ECU does Cannes

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  So it seems that this year, destiny wanted to keep us (and your films) from getting to Cannes. Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland's unpronounceable volcano and its resulting  ash cloud, inclement weather, train strikes and general mayhem all round have conspired to make life difficult but nothing stops ÉCU from getting to Cannes! So it is with pleasure that I am able to announce that the European Independent Film Festival - Europe's foremost festival for independent filmmakers -will be at Cannes...

What Does Independent Film Mean to You?

The European Independent Film Festival (ECU) asks its festival 2010 goers "What independent film means to you?" Check out the answers they give us.

NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010 La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode. Ce ...

The European Independent Film Festival Wraps and announces its Awards

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe's premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival's award winners. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, screened 72 films from 28 countries over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Le Triomphe Théâtre in Paris. Twenty-three awards were given out at the ceremony. Winners include Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun from Lost Paradise(France) for "Best Director...

The European Independent Film Festival Awards

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival’s award winners. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, screened 72 films from 28 countries over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Le Triomphe Théâtre in Paris. Twenty-three awards were given out at the ceremony. Winners include Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun from Lost Paradise(France) for “Best Director,” ...

Interview with Flimmakers Robi and Julien

Interview with Filmmakers Robi and Julien about their film A Marginal Note at The European Independent Film Festival 2010.

Eight films to kick off the ECU 2010 festival on Friday the 12th of March, 2010.

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, is delighted to announce the films that will screen at the festival’s opening ceremony on Friday the 12th of March, 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action in Paris, France. The films are:• ‘Curtains’ directed by Julian Barratt and Dan Jemmett (UK). A comedic look at sex, puppets and unfortunate deaths.• ‘Ça Roule’ directed by Antoine Coutou and Jozsef Tari (France). A woman has to face the su...

The European Independent Film Festival 2010 Official Selection

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), in partnership with G-technology by Hitachi, is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2010 will showcase 67 films from 26 countries on the 12th, 13th and 14th March in Paris, France. EuropeanDramatic Short (24) Blocked (Norway) Boiler (UK)  Ca Roule (France)  Champagne Supernova (Spain) City Game (France) Committed (Iceland) Curtains (UK) Das Packet (Germany) Deux Minutes(France)...

ECU European Independenet Fest announces line up

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Paris to host sixty–seven of the World’s best indie films 12 - 14 March PARIS, FRANCE (15 February, 2010) – The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and their audiences, announces its Official Selection for the fifth edition of the festival. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will showcase sixty–seven films from twenty–seven countries ranging in genre from feature films, short films, documentaries, animatio...

Last Supper For Malthus

"Last Supper For Malthus", directed by Klaus Pas, is a submission to the European Independent Film Festival (ECU)'s European Documentary Feature category. Check out this teaser!

Boiler

Boiler, directed by Andreas Ksoll, is a recent submission to the European Independent Film Festival's 'European Short' category.

High/Low

Director: Fabien Dubois.
Two brothers just move in Tokyo. The first one is working on this decibel map project. the second one, totally lost and confused, drowns his dreariness in alcohol.

NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ ...

NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTI...

The Perfect Pitch November Update

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Article by Sarah Schutzki Voisin    Rodrigo Vila pitching his project "Hero of Two Sisters Mountain" to a professional panel at ECU's Perfect Pitch 2009 From London (Good Pitch) to Scotland (The Edinburgh Pitch) to Barcelona (DocsBarcelona) to Paris (ECU’s The Perfect Pitch!!), workshops, forums and presentations on the art of pitching have become one of the backbones of the independent film festival. In addition to offering up a great reason to travel, these ...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...
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