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Fun Facts about Festival de Cannes

A little over halfway done with Festival de Cannes now! How about some pretty impressive fun facts and numbers to give you an idea of how big this production is? 2km: The total length of red carpet unraveled over the duration of the festival; carpets are changed three times a day. 6: New languages were added to the Cannes website last year to stress the festival’s international character. 15%: The percentage of their annual turnover that Cannes hotels earn in just 12 ...

ECU's First Day in Cannes

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   ...

Celebrities attending premieres and photcalls

64th Cannes Film Festival - day 2     CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Diane Kruger arrives at the 'Sleeping Beauty' premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals. Diane is wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actor John C. Reilly attends the 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' photocall during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals....

Live at Cannes

Hey ÉCU Film Festival fans! Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring:   Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips   So stay tuned for more!   -------------------- Salut les fans ÉCU Film Fe...


 stay tuned for daily interviews, reviews, panels, pictures and news right here on and!!! READ WHOLE FESTIVAL CANNES BLOG HERE:    ...

Cannes Cocktail Events Invitations Here

Le Festival International du Film Merveilleux " invites you to join us on   Sunday, May 15th  or Wednesday 18th May  from 3PM until 5PM  at Palais Miramar in Cannes, France.  If you are unable to join us for a cocktail, we'd still love to meet you at Palais Miramar at another time! Please don't hesitate to contact us and arrange an alternative meeting.  Please RSVP at :  We hope to see you there...until then, cheers! ...

Independent Film Quarterly Magazine (IFQ) hosts an exclusive red carpet awards party during Cannes.

  Independent Film Quarterly today announced that they will honor award-winning filmmakers and notable film production companies dedicated to independent filmmaking at a special reception during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. IFQ will host an invitation-only party at 7pm on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrace on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. Filmmakers from all over the globe will be presented with custom made plaques in front of members of the press, distribu...

Independent Film Quarterly Magazine (IFQ) hosts an exclusive red carpet awards party during Cannes.

Independent Film Quarterly today announced that they will honor award-winning filmmakers and notable film production companies dedicated to independent filmmaking at a special reception during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. IFQ will host an invitation-only party at 7pm on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrace on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. Filmmakers from all over the globe will be presented with custom made plaques in front of members of the press, distributo...

Michel Gondry – Our Top 6 Music Videos

by Marc Rickenbach In recent months French filmmaker and arts and crafts enthusiast Michel Gondry has been popping his head up all over the place on both sides of the Atlantic. The director, most well known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Science of Sleep (not to mention numerous music videos, which we’ll get to in a bit), released the big screen version of old time radio and comic book hero The Green Hornet in January. To promote the new film, he guest dir...

French Director, Pierre Thoretton's Documentary about the French Fashion Legend, Yves Saint Laurent, "L'amour fou"/"Crazy Love"

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 9pm at the School ov Visual Arts Theater, 1 Silas, located at 333 West 23rd Street close to 8th Avenue, Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 2:30pm at Clearview Chelsea Cinema, Theater 4, located at 260 West 23rd Street, and Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 9:45pm at Clearview Chelsea Cinema, Theater 8, the French fashion legend, Yves Saint Laurent’s, (1936-2008) somber life story; his long standing relationship with businessman/life partner,...


ÉCU is proud to announce our new partnership with the international film festival VIEWfest that is based in Turin, Italy! Please read over their call for submissions below and remember to submit your films by September 15, 2011. You can find more information on their website: VIEWFest is an international festival on 3D cinema and animation, organized every year by VIEW Conference, that screens important world previews, the best of 3D production, ...

Melanie Laurent will be master of ceremony of the next Cannes Film Festival

  She follows Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011).  Gilles Jacob, président of Cannes since 2001, selected the young (28) french actress and commented. « it will be light and fun (...)"   ...

Inconnu Festival 2013, PARIS, FRANCE

 Dear filmmakers and cinema lovers,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the tenth edition of our famous Inconnu Festival, an international short film festival that takes place every year in Paris, France.

The tree day festival will take place in spring 2013 in a prestigious Parisian cinema. We will project a series of 30 carefully selected short films. There are three prizes to be won at the end of the festival: a public’s award, an award for the team’s favorite film and an award from our very own jury of professionals.

Here are our entry requirements:

Deadline is on the 8th of March 2013
Length: Between 7 seconds to 20 minutes
Subscription is free!
If the film is in a foreign language, don’t forget to add subtitles.

To compete, please fill up and send theinscription form with a DVD copy of your film to this address:

Association Cinésept , L'Inconnu Festival
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
UFR LAC Case 7010
16 rue Marguerite Duras
75205 Paris CEDEX France
You can also submit your movie on the internet, please visit our website http://www.inconnufestival.frfor further information.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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The Economist Film Project

The Economist, launched in 1843, is spreading its journalistic wings and taking on new areas of media with its brand new documentary project, started in January in partnership with PBS Newshour. The weekly English language newspaper, based in London, consistently claims to encourage intelligent debate and discussion on current global issues, and their newest campaign to continue this way of thinking is through young filmmakers. Editor and director of the project, Gideo...

Antoine, Bibi and Casimir

by Marie-Charlotte Fossard Three friends, three personalities and three differents way of living and loving clearly defined. Antoine, Bibi and Casimir is the story of the daily tempestuous relationships of three housemates. Life, friendship, and unexpected love are the key words for the comedy, only available on the internet. François Chabert and Laurent Jeanne are the writers and directors of this unusual series. Their everyday life is somewhat out of the ordinary...

Grenoble International Film Festival of Geopolitics


The FIFGG (Grenoble International Film Festival of Geopolitics) is a festival unique in the world, devoted to fictions and documentaries dealing with the current state of the world. This festival invites both worlds of the cinema and geopolitics to get together and debate in front of an interested public. Crossing artists’, specialists’ (researchers, journalists, politicians, NGO’s activists...) and citizens’ points of view, to humanize our perception of the world. Thus, the FIFGG wants to use this event to give artists from many backgrounds the chance to expose their own worldview.

For its first edition, the FIFGG will take place from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2011 in Grenoble (Isère, France). During these 5 evenings, 10 films and documentaries will be screened.

Grenoble Ecole de Mangement (GEM), a leading French business school, is the major partner of the festival. The art house cinema Club and La Cinemathèque de Grenoble participate in the festival program and welcome the films and documentaries. The French international news channel France 24 and Radio RFI are the first global media partners of the festival.

Ali Laïdi is the director of the International Film Festival of Geopolitics of Grenoble (FIFGG) and a team of ten students from Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is responsible for the organization.

Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins…

This month we say au revoir to Rhiannon Hobbins, ÉCU’s Festival Manager for the past four years. Rhiannon was the ultimate resource for all that is ÉCU but she is moving on to her next adventure back in her home country of Australia. It’s hard to express how much she will be missed but her influence will be everlasting as the festival builds upon the fabulous foundations that she put in place. So, without further ado Rhiannon tells us in her own words how the last four years...

Russian Ark

by Yann-Yves A few weeks ago, Russian director Alexander Sokurov came to the Forum des Images to present a short documentary and his feature film Russian Ark, in honor of the program dedicated to Moscow and St. Petersburg. One of the many elements that the filmmaker spoke about in his master class was the idea that there were no more great masters. According to him, many people work in film and in media today, but most of them don’t have a background or understanding o...

Girl Talk: Art and Copyright

by Marc Rickenbach American mash-up master Girl Talk has been the subject of much controversy due to his copyright-bending art and wild live shows. With a new album out (available as a free download), we take a look at an artist who calls attention to the possibilities of the Internet in enhancing creativity via mash-up style music videos – which are in turn often put together from existing content. If there’s one musician who truly represents the current state of ...

ÉCU Young Talent: Louisa Mayman

Louisa Mayman won the prize for ÉCU 2010’s Best Student Feature, making a promising debut of her career. The young British filmmaker talked to us about how she got started, what she’s influenced by, and also how moving to London represents an exciting opportunity for her future in the industry. Where are you from? Lichfield, a small town just north of Birmingham. If you could describe indie cinema in your country in 3 words, what would they be? Passionate, creat...

Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes

10th Vannes Europen Film Meetings (13th to19th april 2011)

Helsinki Fest director honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

The director of the Helsinki International Film Festival ? Love & Anarchy, Mr. Pekka Lanerva, has been honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.The long time festival director, and one of its founding members, Mr. Pekka Lanerva, has been honoured with the much appreciated Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was established in 1957 by the French Minister of Culture. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the prop...


The themes of the festival are Wonder, dreams, the imaginary, magic, myths and legends, fables, fairy tales, poetry, the supernatural. The festival also includes comics, role playing games, fantasy, science fiction, video games. A festival on the themes of the imaginary, magic and dream as they are themes present in all cultures, civilizations and in all eras that occupy an important place in cinema. The festival brings together the artists and an audience to explore their own imagina...