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ÉCU’s Partners Four River Film Festival and Youth Film Festival – The Yellow carpet

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ÉCU’s Partners Four River Film Festival and Youth Film Festival – The Yellow carpet     From 12th to 15th September 2012, the 17th Youth Film Festival and the 5th Four River Festival will become the most important place for Croatian as well as international high school film. Thanks to the organization of the Croatian Film Association and the Cinema Club Karlovac, the city of Karlovac will again “become yellow” and about 160 high school kids from all over the ...

An Exciting Job Offer

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Scott Hillier, President of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival and Oscar award-winning independent filmmaker is offering a credit on his latest documentary in exchange for transcription and translation work (Arabic – English). We have been shooting in Libya and have 10 interviews (maximum 30 mins long). This is an unpaid position but you will gain a valuable credit of which you can use in your future filmmaking career opportunities or job prospects. This is a heartf...

ÉCU Scott Opening Ceremony

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 ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2012. The Festival began with the Opening Ceremony, during which the guests could get a taste of the films in competition for this year. The night included cocktails, chatting with filmmakers, producer, journalists and of course a fabolous after-party. Here is how our President Scott Hillier welcomed and thanked the guests on Friday at 7 Parnassiens. In 2012 ÉCU screened 101 films from 33 countries, including 9 world premieres.  http://www...

Scott's Welcome Speech @ 7 Parnassiens

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You watched a few films on Friday, but now Scott Hillier, ECU President and founder, takes a moment to welcome one and all! Here's what he had to say... Check it out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshfvg80vnU&list=UUZvzrlKt9WnMIEUrjFp6djA&index=12&feature=plpp_video ...

Feature on Artist William Let

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William Let, our featured artist of the festival, has actually been with ÉCU from its beginning. Scott Hillier, our ÉCU President, saw his in art in an exhibition, invited him to the festival, and has been present every year since. Let is a man of many talents and has worked in a multitude of fields, but has always been attracted by the cinema. His work is incredibly detailed and seems to mix mediums, while telling an intriguing story. Let's art is being shown at our 7 Parnassiens location, ...

Mike Beck and Access Film Music: The Festival Soundtrack

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by Robert Barry Mike Beck is a big bearded, shaggy-haired bear of a man. A full-time musician since 2001, as frontman to Chicago Mike’s InterGalactic Brother and Sisterhood of Big Eyed Beanshe spends four or five months of the year touring in Europe, playing some 250 gigs a year. Meanwhile, “between gigs, or while I’m travelling and when I’m not otherwise performing”, Mike runs Access Film Music, an organisation dedicated to bringing film people and music people together which ...

The sketches of the IFFS Summit Europe panelists by Nesta Morgan

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http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/nesta_morgan Nesta's.fest21.com, the Signature Sketch collection of caricature filmic moments in the festival community... "I storyboard, and design film and tv sets. My sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are my own original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta's Sketch Collection covers The Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh Film & ...

Scott at IFFS Paris

ÉCU's Festival President, Scott Hillier, talking at the annual industry conference for film festival professionals and entertainment executives- IFFS Paris.

ÉCU announces "Europe's Best Independent Film" for 2012

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The European Independent Film Festival, Europe's premier event for independent cinema, announces this year's 24 award-winning films. After screening 101 films from 33 countries, ÉCU 2012 ended the weekend with a lively ceremony honoring its award-winners. They include "Best Director" for "The Return" (Dir. Blerta Zeqiri) "Best European Independent Dramatic Feature 2012" for "Women and Children" (Dir. Daniel Mitelpunkt) "Best European Independent Dramatic Short 2012" for "Corner Shop" (Dir.Georg...

ÉCU 2012 FILM FESTIVAL DAY ONE

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ÉCU 2012 FILM FESTIVAL DAY ONE It’s nearly half past six on the evening of the first day of the seventh European Independent Film Festival. Strains of smoky jazz, a snaking baritone sax line, filters through from the trio set up in the festival foyer, making its way to the little marquee where, even now,  film-makers are assembling for the welcome glass of wine or vitamin water. Amongst the group festival president, Scott Hillier, will later refer to as a “crazed bunch ...

IFFS Europe The Fest Summit Agenda april 3 & 4

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2012 IFFS EUROPE - PARIS - CONFERENCE AGENDA Tuesday April 3, 2012 Co-chairs:  Bruno Chatelin Chief Operating Officer FEST21.COM FILMFESTIVALS.COM Scott Hillier Festival Director European Independent Film Festival 8:30 am - Registration Opens ...

Industry events

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Special Events Workshop on Film Production for independent film makers by ECU Scott Hillier Workshop on Film making for local woman talents by Ceyda Asli, Turkey Seminar on Media Education by AFI gests Seminar on Film Distribution by CICAE Seminar on Film Criticism by Klaus Eder, Germany Lecture on Global Film Festival by Tyrone D Murphy, UFFO Lecture on Film marketing and distribution worldwide by Bruno Chatelin, France Roun...

Scott's Interview to EuroXpress

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“The difference in European independent cinema is that it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent” Interview: 29th of January, 2012 We interviewed Scott Hillier, a film and documentary director, producer, and President of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival . By Mariana Castaño (Paris) Scott Hillier is a “storyteller”. “Storyteller” is the word he uses himself, in a manner of English that he speaks at the speed of light. His eyes and hands move quickly an...

ECU Scott Hillier shooting a documentary in Libya

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26/01 If you have a good story, pursue it — immediately and at any cost — preaches Scott Hillier, Oscar honored filmmaker and president of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Scott, in pursuit of a good story, is doing just that. Departing for Libya this evening, Scott and his crew will film a documentary following Jihan Mansur Kikhia, the daughter of former Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister Mansur Kikhia, as she seeks to uncover the truth about her father’s...

The International Film Festival Summit (April 3 and 4 in Paris) announce Bruno Chatelin and Scott Hillier IFFS Europe co-chair

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com and Scott Hillier, Festival Director, European Independent Film Festival will serve as the two Conference Co-Chairs for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 3-4th in Paris, France.   As Conference Co-Chairs, Bruno and Scott will take a leadership role in shaping the content and curriculum of the IFFS Europe. The 20...

ÉCU in American University of Bulgaria

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American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) held its first Short Film Fest on the last weekend of November. It brought together ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, South Western University “Neofit Rilski”, the International Documentary and Short Film Festival (DokuFest), Early Bird Student Film Festival, and In the Palace International Short Film Festival.Scott Hillier, the president of ÉCU gave a lecture at the opening, which was the highlight of the three-day event. He talked about f...

The International Film Festival Summit Europe will return to Paris April 3 and 4

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The 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. Bruno Chatelin will co chair the event with Scott Hillier (ECU festival founder) and Laurie Kirby (IFFS Executive Director). Bruno Chatelin is the co founder of filmfestivals.com fest21.com, producer (Emotion Film Factory) and former distributor: head of Sony Pictures and UGC FOX  France, he is a newly elected Board Member at the European Film Academy. Scott Hillier...

ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

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1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a pitch meeting with the local branch of the now defunct UK Film council (Northern Film & Media- thankfully NFM are still here) where I had been as...

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...

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 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...

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...
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