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Pandemos - New Submission to ÉCU 2013

Pandemos is a new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Experimental Film. A girl thinks she's like Aphrodite and that with her beauty she can cure the damned.

The Boxer - Official Trailer

“The Boxer” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013! Danny King is a British middleweight boxer with the dream of becoming World Champion. Having sustained an eye injury Danny must decide whether the professional opinions of his doctor and his trai ner are worth holding back his attempts. 

JOIN THE ÉCU TEAM

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Budding young filmmaker? Creative writer? Marketing genius? Social Media Pro? Here is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience in the fantastic world of cinema while working with a cool international team in the heart of Paris. ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading festivals for Indie filmmakers, needs YOU to ensure the success of the festival’s 8th edition. We are looking for open-minded, hard-working, autonomous and really fun people...

ÉCU interviews stars at "All Senses"

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The ÉCU team enjoyed a night of fantastic indie films and delicious sushi at the “All Senses” event at the Palais de Toyko on Friday night. Fashionistas and film enthusiasts alike flooded onto the patio to enjoy a drink (or two) and take in the stunning view of the Eiffel Tour. We shot an interview with Vicki Mather, recipient of the Best Student Film at ÉCU 2011 for “Stanley Pickle”, as she shared her upcoming plans, creative direction, and thoughts on developing technolo...

ÉCU at Cannes Film Festival

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The countdown has started, only five days to go until an event with one of the biggest media coverage in the world begins. The 2012 Cannes International Film Festival will commence May 16th, and conclude on May 27t. Our team from ÉCU will be there bringing our independent flavour, so be sure not to miss this prestigious annual event. The Cannes Film festival is an excellent opportunity for ÉCU to bring to light both our strong commitment towards quality cinema, our skilled filmmakers,...

"Photo of the Festival" by Dominique Hilliard

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Congratulations to Dominique Hilliard, winner of ÉCU 2012 photo contest “Photo of the Festival”. Dominique will receive two VIP passes to ÉCU 2013 and membership in the ÉCU Club. There were some great photos and the ÉCU staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest."Photo of the Festival:" Winning submission of the "Photo of the Festival" for ECU 2012 by Dominique Hilliard ...

"Photo of the Festival" by Dominique Hilliard

Congratulations to Dominique Hilliard, winner of ÉCU 2012 photo contest “Photo of the Festival”. Dominique will receive two VIP passes to ÉCU 2013 and membership in the ÉCU Club. There were some great photos and the ÉCU staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest.

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...

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...

European Premieres at ÉCU 2012!

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ÉCU 2012 is hosting a huge number of films from all over the world and we are lucky enough to be the stage for several films making their European debut! So not only will cinemas full with ÉCU audience members be witnessing these talented works but it is just the beginning for these filmmakers and their films. The ÉCU European Independent Film Festival does not take this responsibility lightly and is hard at work making sure this festival is going to be the best one yet. With a range of a...

ÉCU 2012 PRIZES!

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PRIZES! We have just received an exciting delivery at the ÉCU office, boxes packed with prizes from Zacuto USA for the filmmakers at the ÉCU European Independent Film Festival 2012!! Can't wait to give away these goodies to the winning filmmakers! // LES PRIX! Nous venons de recevoir une livraison passionnante au bureau d'ÉCU, boîtes emballées avec des prix pour les cinéastes d'ÉCU européenne festival du film indépendant!! On ne peut pas attendre pour donner ces cadeaux à des cinéa...

ÉCU's Media Partner: The New Current

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ÉCU's media partner, The New Current is a website that offers a fresh stream of student media and is currently running a series of interviews with the student filmmakers who have been shortlisted in the student category of the ÉCU 2012 Film Festival! This interview features the director of 'Goldfish Love', Elin Gronblom, so check it out and stay tuned for more interviews! // Le partenaire média d'ÉCU, The New Current est un site qui propose de divertissement multimédia de nouve...

ÉCU 2012 "My Favourite Film..." Norway Edition

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Natacha is our intern from Norway and in this video she talks about her favourite Norwegian film, Reisning, part of the ÉCU 2012 official selection. Check out this video for a snapshot of the film and stay tuned for more trailers! Notre stagiaire Norvégienne parle du  film Norvégien 'Reisning' qui fait partie de la sélection officielle ÉCU 2012. Regardez cette vidéo pour un aperçu du film qu'elle a choisi et  être sûr de rester à l'écoute pour plus de remarques! http://www.you...

ÉCU 2012 "My Favourite Film..." Polish Edition

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Our Polish intern, Marta, talks about the Polish film 'The Game' which is part of the ÉCU 2012 official selection. Check out this video for a snapshot of the film and be sure to stay tuned for more trailers! Notre stagiaire Polonaise parle du film Polonais 'The Game', qui fait partie de la sélection officielle ÉCU 2012. Regardez cette vidéo pour un aperçu du film qu'elle a choisi et être sûr de rester à l'écoute pour plus de remarques! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

ÉCU 2012 "My Favourite Film..." Chinese Edition

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Our Chinese intern, Jennet, talks about the Chinese film 'Four and a Half Years Old', part of the ÉCU 2012 official selection. Check out this video for a snapshot of the film and be sure to stay tuned for more trailers! Notre stagiaire Chinoise parle du film Chinois 'Four and a Half Years Old', qui fait partie de la sélection officielle ÉCU 2012. Regardez cette vidéo pour un aperçu du film qu'elle a choisi et être sûr de rester à l'écoute pour plus de remarques!  ...

"The Squirrel and the Penguin" TRAILER

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"The Squirrel and The Penguin" is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. This short film is a narrated tale following squirrels and penguins and features a showcase of brilliant animation. // "The Squirrel and The Penguin" fait partie de la sélection officielle d'ÉCU 2012. Ce court métrage est un conte suivant des écureuils et des pingouins, il est mis en valeur par une brillante animation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GK-0yHb388 ...

The Game TRAILER

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The Game is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. The animated film features a board game filled with suspense and consequence, taking place in a deserted field between two individuals. But this is no ordinary board game. Check it out! "The Game" fait partie de la sélection officielle d'ÉCU 2012. Le film d'animation dispose d'un jeu de plateau rempli de suspense et de conséquence, prenant place dans un champ désert entre deux individus. Mais ce n'est pas jeu de sociét...

ÉCU 2012 "My Favourite Film..." Italian Edition

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We gathered together some of the Italian interns here at the ÉCU office and let them choose their favourite films from the upcoming 2012 ÉCU Film Festival. Check out this video for a snapshot of the films they chose and be sure to stay tuned for more trailers! //Tous les stagiaires italiens se sont rassemblés ici au bureau ÉCU et ont choisi leurs films préférés à partir de la sélection de l'ÉCU Festival du film 2012. Regardez cette vidéo pour un aperçu des films qu'ils ont choisi e...

ÉCU's Partner The CTS Student and Youth Tourist Centre

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Do you want to be in Paris for the ÉCU 2012? Check out the offers of our partner CTS Student and Youth Tourist Centre The CTS – Centro Turistico Studentesco e Giovanile (Student and Youth Tourist Centre) is a new ÉCU partner. Its goal is to spread the practice of the youth tourism converting it into a moment of growth, sharing and integration, leaving the stereotype of the mass tourism. For over 35 years it has established a direct dialogue with the young people deali...

The ÉCU Office - Episode 3 - All the Misses in the office

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All the Misses in the office/ Miss who?/ Who is Miss Denmark? The ÉCU office is a cultural mix of people who run in and out every day. That is why names of ÉCU interns can be difficult to remember sometimes. Here is Marie's aka Miss Denmark story. ...

ÉCU Office – Episode Two – First Day

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JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER UPDATE

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ÉCU wishes everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that everyone is energized, re-vitalized and ready to attack everything that 2012 is going to throw at us!Our FINAL, FINAL submission date is January 15th so, if there is anyone still out there with a great story and not already sent it to us now is the time. Our submission judges, over 60 of them hailing from all over the world, didn’t have a very long Christmas break and are screening films like crazy people as we work towards compiling a gre...

PARIS CINECITY

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by Robert BerryFor all Paris residents who are also lovers of cinema – a Venn diagram with a broad intersection if ever there was one - watching Woody Allen’s recent Midnight in Paris must have provoked a series of uncanny recognitions: the steps at the top of Rue de la Montagne Ste-Genevieve without the overspill crowds of drinkers from the Bombardier pub, entrance to Polidor on Rue Monsieur le Prince, but with the tables arranged slightly differently. Allen’s film presents an impossib...

THIS MONTH – ÉCU SCREENS IN ASIA

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This month ÉCU will be screening some of its winning films from 2011 in Asia at our partner film festivals in Bangladesh and in India.International Children’s Film FestivalJanuary 21st – 27thThe International Children’s Film Festival returns to Bangladesh later this month, continuing its stated mission to “open a new world of cinema to the children of Bangladesh and to give them an exposure to culture and tradition of different countries through film as a powerful media of art.” This ...

Interview with ÉCU Alumni - Faramarz Beheshti

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Meet Iranian – New-Zealander Faramarz Beheshti, winner of Best Non-European Independent Documentary at ÉCU 2011 for “Salam Rugby”. It is a story of women rugby players in Iran, which may sound like an anomaly, but as this documentary shows, Iranian women are more than ready to dive into the scrum if only the authorities would let them. Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 competitive sports for women were actively discouraged and it wasn't until the social reforms of the 90s that wome...

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