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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 ...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Highlights

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    The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) www.lajfilmfest.org presented by The Jewish Journal,  kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. http://www.7thart.com/films/Tony-Curtis-Driven-to-Stardom . As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood...

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, ...

ÉCU’s Partner – International Film Festival Sax (FICS)

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The International Film Festival Sax (FICS) is a young and interesting festival held throughout the month of July in the picturesque town of Sax, near the coast and located in the center of the province of Alicante (Valencia Community ), Spain. The festival was created in July 2005 from the Association of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Sax (ACAS) and the idea of ​the founder of the association and the local young filmmaker Miguel Herrero Herrero. All activities and projections are mad...

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 & ...

Call of entries

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FANCINE 22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012         REGULATIONS     1.- GOALS FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefo...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

Axel Brucker and Alan Parker

Axel Brucker telling the audience at the Summit in Paris, that Alan Parker was Jury President of the Trailers Festival in Cannes

Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival

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  Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, which will take place July 8th through the 15th on the magical Isle of Ischia, located off the coast of Naples, it was announced today by the Board of the Ischia International Arts Academy and Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. "We are extremely pleased to be chairing this year's exciting event," said Wagner and Nicita, both of whom received the...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

Q&A with Greg Jarboe author of YouTube Marketing at SESNY 2012

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. SESNY 2012 book release signing with SEO-PR pres...

Q&A with Author Matt Bailey of Internet Marketing at SES New York 2012

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. SESNY 2012 book release signing with president/f...

SES New York 2012 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. This year’s conference included daily round table discuss...

Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair next Ischia Global fest

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Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, which will take place July 8th through the 15th on the magical Isle of Ischia, located off the coast of Naples, it was announced today by the Board of the Ischia International Arts Academy and Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. "We are extremely pleased to be chairing this year's exciting event," said Wagner and Nicita, both of whom received the Ischia Lifetime Achievement Award at...

Lloyd Kaufman to Give Keynote Address at Mediatech's 'Packaged Media and Beyond' Conference, April 20 in Las Vegas

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  Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of The Toxic Avenger, will deliver a keynote address at  the 'Packaged Media and Beyond' conference at The Wynn in Las Vegas on April 20, 2012. Kaufman will also appear at the Las Vegas screening of Father's Day that evening at Theatre 7.   Kaufman's keynote address opens the second day of the two-day conference - sponsored by the Media-...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (06.04.2012) • PLANS FOR THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND ARE MADE! While the second weekend of the festival has already come, festival audiences bought their tickets yesterday for a Saturday and Sunday full of festival films. Before the weekend, yesterday was full of screenings with the participation of their directors. • WHAT YOUNG ROMANIAN MASTER TELLS The stories in the second film of director Adrian Sitaru are based on his own experiences. Best Inten...

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.

French films to screen at Brussels International Film Festival

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The 30th BIFFF will take place from the 5th of April in Brussels. Yesterday, what a night! Between Barbara Steele, Terry Gilliam and a surprise video from siiiiir John Carpenter, the tune has been given for this 30th BIFFF anniversary! The Brussels International Film Festival has grown from a small, relatively unknown (except to the fans of the fantastic) happening into a grand scale event that lures over 60.000 spectators every year and shows over 100 films. For this reason w...

Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

Asian supernatural war drama, FREEDOM DEAL, set to undertake local casting in real-life 'Apocalypse Now' areas of Cambodia

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Local Casting to Commence for Vietnam war-era feature drama, FREEDOM DEAL "The Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion totally supports your initiation into film production!“  - Cambodian government statement of support from Mr. Sin Chan Saya, Director Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion, Phnom Penh Cambodia FREEDOM DEAL (www.freedomdealmovie.com), a feature film by Camerado SE Asia, now shifts to Phase III of the development process. Thanks to al...

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...

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