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ÉCU Office – Episode Two – First Day

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fa_embedPlayer({vid:50073,w:560,h:312,l:'aHR0cDovL3d3dy5maWxtYW5uZXguY29tL21vdmllL2N1LW9mZmljZS1lcGlzb2RlLXR3by1maXJzdC1kYXkvMjk2NTE-'})Watch more on Film AnnexIn our latest episode of The ÉCU Office, interns Marta and Bernice relive their first experiences at the office. Their bizarre tales will make you either want to throw yourself at ÉCU’s doorstep and beg to be an intern, or run away slightly confused… Will our interviewer make it out with her sanity intact? WARNING: This episode is b...

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...

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: THE BEGINNING

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 by Robert BarryThe competition was stiff. Amongst the other nominees were Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rockit’, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, the Tobe Hooper-directed clip for Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’, and the epic $500,000 mini-movie of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. But the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year went to the number 7 hit, ‘You Might Think’ from Bostonian new-wavers, The Cars.Opening in a computer-generated apartment with...

ÉCU's Partner - Cyprus Films Days opened for submissions

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The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announces that Calls for Entries for the 10thCYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2012, are now open. The festival, which is being held for the 10th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.The films participating in the competition section will be selected by the festival’s artistic committee:...

ÉCU’S NEW PARTNERS FROM ITALY- MASHROME FILM FESTIVAL

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MAshRome FILM FEST – MASH UP AWARDS 2012Rome, June 2012Submit your film www.mashrome.orgThe Application Form to submit your film is available on www.mashrome.org. The MAshRome Film Fest, the first Italian festival dedicated to Mash Up, will showcase previews of the best new mash-ups of filmmakers from all over the world.A panel of international judges comprising illustrious names in the artistic, cultural and film industry world, will decide the winners of the competition, whose works will re...

ÉCU's Partners - The Virtual Bridge

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      The Virtual Bridge’s mission is helping young independent filmmakers & producers to connect with the European film industry by organising FilmPitch Webinar Services and provide Training & Education Programs using online meeting technology -removing geographical boundaries.Our focus is to build a (virtual) bridge between filmmakers in developing countries and the European film industry.The programs of the foundation are developed with the aim to scout...

ÉCU's Partner CityCelebrity

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The federal network of city portals CITYCELEBRITY (www.citycelebrity.ru) is the largest independent crowdsourcing creative platform in Russia. They gather young talents from the whole of the country, making projects and contests in which thousands of people can take part and collaborate with festivals, culture centers, universities, international representatives and embassies, galleries, museums, creative and business communities.By registering at CITYCELEBRITY, you are going to to get new exper...

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...

10 REASONS TO SUBMIT TO ÉCU

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Compete, be judged, screen, be seen, promote, network, travel, participate, join, discover. 1. Compete: If you get into ÉCU 2012’s Official Selection you will be in competition with some of the best independent filmmakers in the world at Europe’s premier independent film festival. 2. Screen your film to large international audiences if your film is selected to be in the elite group of less than 100 films in the Official Selection. 3. Get judged by a panel of experts ...

Appel à candidature - Rencontres du Cinéma Européen 2012

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Bonjour, Du 28 mars au 3 avril 2012, se dérouleront à Vannes les 11èmes Rencontres du Cinéma Européen. A cette occasion, l'association Cin'écran organise, pour la 10ème année consécutive, des compétitions de courts-métrages et de 1ers documentaires européens. Les réalisateurs ou producteurs souhaitant proposer leurs films aux comités de sélection peuvent, dès à présent, télécharger règlement et fiche d'inscription de ces deux compéti...

ÉCU’s Partner From India- Fool’s Paradise

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FOOLS’ PARADISE PRODUCTIONS partnered with ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL presents Best Student Film: Stanley Pickle, directed by Victoria Mather, Best Animation: Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow, Best Experimental Film: Invertebrate, directed by James McAleer and Special Jury Mention: Städgata directed by Erick Love Lundqvist.   The principal guest of the event will be Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Minister of parliamentary affairs. The ju...

ÉCU in India

ÉCU in the news in India and that thanks to our partners Fool's Paradise Film Festival.

ÉCU #twitscript – week 1

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INT. TATTOO PARLOR - NIGHT A GIRL, dull and gray stands before a chair as she lets her dress fall to the floor like silk GIRL It’s the pleasure in the pain that hurts so much JOE (pulling dress back up) Woaah! You don’t need to take your whole dress off, I’m only doing a tattoo on your shoulder! She sits frozen, braces for pain. She hears the soft needle. It echoes in the room. Her breath is uncomfortable JOE (CONT.) Ready? GIRL Don’t be careful. Be not d...

CINERAMA.BC - 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Applications are open for the 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú – CINERAMA.BC 2013.To submitt a film at the 2013 edition it’s necessary to download the regulations and the film submission form on the links located at the right sidebar. Requested material should be sent by January 31, 2013. OFFICIAL SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE. The curators seek to show different forms of sensitivity in fiction and documentary films by well-known ...

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...

Interview with the make up artist Manlio Rocchetti and the dubber Rodolofo Bianchi

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  http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/?p=10005 Accademia Nazionale del Cinema: the tricks of the trade of an Oscar Prize and a King of dubbers. Last month ÉCU on the road, made a stop in Bologna, at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema, for a double screening! The Accademia hosts five courses attended by students from over 60 Italian cities. The original mission, namely to educate and prepare students in order for them to be able to understand, confront and successfully overcome th...

Ham & The Piper clip

This is a one minute clip which charts the basic journey of our lead actor... with music from Kerry Hope Kavanagh.

Die Farbe Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 A film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Colour Out of Space'. An unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the "blasted heath" in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. Listening to the experiences of an old man by the name of Ammi Pierce, the narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed into lands then-owned by a farmer ...

Special ÉCU Screening in Paris

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Time 15 November · 19:30 - 22:00 Location Cafe Coutume, 47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris. Created by: The European Independent Film Festival More info ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival presents a Special Screening on the 15th of November 2011 at Cafe Cout...

ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November

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ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells the end of our Indian summer, thanks to the Festival d’Automne there will be lots to keep everyone’s mind off the gloom outside. Since 1972, the festival has offered challenging contemporary cul...

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MassIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by filmmakers, film writers, and film lovers. Our goal is to showcase films from around the world made by truly independent filmmakers. We want to show the best of contemporary independent filmmaking in all genres(drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, and more). We dedicate Q&A time and conduct video interviews for visiting filmmakers. We also help promote the selected films to find a new audience. We love the art of cinema and we welcome all to join us! Please visit our website www.massiff.org for a glimpse into previous festivals.

2012 Submissions Open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

2012 submissions are open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by Iranian filmmakers on any subject or by any filmmaker about Iran, from around the world. Deadline: August 1, 2012. www.IranianFilmFestival.org

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