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ÉCU 2021 is now open for submissions!

Submissions for the 16th edition of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, are now open! The festival will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th April 2021. Every year we screen thought-provoking, unique, and exciting independent films, and your film could be part of our 2021 programme. ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival pro...

ÉCU 2018 is open for submissions!

The European Independent Film Festival, one the World's most distinctive independent film festivals, encouraging innovation and creativity and showcasing great films to audiences who appreciate and love independent cinema, invites you to submit to ÉCU 2018.   ÉCU's mantra is to Discover, Project and Promote the World's Best Independent Films and we are actively seeking innovative, absorbing and original independent films across our fourteen cat...

The Myth Of Saleh Sharif

"The Myth of Saleh Sharif" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Non-European Dramatic Short. The Myth of Saleh Sharif portrays the quest of a man set out to avenge his family, murdered at the hands of the Shahid Brothers. Since then, Saleh - the sole survivor of the raid, has vowed for revenge. For years he tracks down the Brothers and for years he fails... as we follow what are know as the Last Days of Sale ...

The Myth Of Saleh Sharif

"The Myth of Saleh Sharif" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Non-European Dramatic Short. The Myth of Saleh Sharif portrays the quest of a man set out to avenge his family, murdered at the hands of the Shahid Brothers. Since then, Saleh - the sole survivor of the raid, has vowed for revenge. For years he tracks down the Brothers and for years he fails... as we follow what are know as the Last Days of Sa ...

The Last Page - Submission to ÉCU 2013

"The Last Page" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Student Film. Macha, a little girl, asks her mother to read her the story of 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. As the last page was missing, Macha enters the world of dreams to imagine the end.

The Cart - Submission to ÉCU 2013

  "The Cart" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Dramatic Short. A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on aboard, with no horse or engine, or even sails...just the wheels turning by themselves. There are different people it rolls by, there are different reactions it leaves behind.

Written in Ink - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Written in Ink is a documentary about hope. The compelling story of a man trying to regain contact with his sister after 14 years of silence. But can one change what has already been written in ink? Beautifully shot on 35mm the film has been praised for its ability to extract with sensitivity the most hidden recesses of the human soul and for its distinctive documentary language. Without the use of interviews and vo ...

Counting Happiness - Submission to ÉCU 2013

'Counting Happiness' is the story of a five-year-old boy, Hasan, who lives alone on the streets of Delhi selling clockwork chicken. Driven by a firm belief that some mysterious secret lies hidden and awaiting discovery, he playfully seeks it out and finally finds it in the sequence of five - the number of the letters in his name. Hasan’s faith in the attainability of happiness presents him with a gift: the key to ...

Dog sitting - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Une étudiante anglaise à Paris paye ses études en promenant des chiens. Elle apprendra à ses dépens que le meilleur ami de l'homme peut parfois être un bien lourd fardeau .

Flytopia - Submission to ÉCU 2013

A dark fantastical tale in which a man enters into a pact with all the insect inhabitants of his rural cottage. when Joy leaves, Jonathan receives an array of services in exchange for surrendering a room in his house to the insects. his existence dripping with honey ,sex ,flies ,meat... and a very sticky end

Shadowplay - Submission to ÉCU 2013

David is a recent hire at a multinational company. As the important project he is working on nears completion, his secretive behavior draws the attention of his superiors. Sloan, corporate security specialist hired by the executive Glenda Grey, gets increasingly frustrated trying to understand what he is dealing with. As the fear grows that David is about to sell corporate secrets to competition, everybody is forced ...

Eight minute Deadline - Submission to ÉCU 2013

In a world where mistakes are unacceptable, everyone is trying to catch up with strict deadlines. The main character, a postman, is given the mission to hand in a letter in eight minutes. Along the way he has to make a choice between love and duty. He lives brief moments of passion, defying the rules.

Border - Submission to ÉCU 2013 (Trailer)

  In his first short film Border, Dogan depicts the struggle of a young man to abstain from all that the other side represents; be that insanity, sickness, or death. Border is about an obsessive man, who is waiting for his same day HIV test results. The long wait leads him into a journey of self-questioning, obsession, and search for salvation. As clear in its title, Border is the portrayal of that thin line wher ...

Jamon - Submission to ÉCU 2013

   Jose is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, and he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbor moves in next door, and Jose starts to come to terms with who he really is.  

The Story Kepper - Submission to ÉCU 2013

A seven year old boy was being victim of what the II WW was doing to Paris, one day in his shaken childhood one fact marked in seconds the rest of his life. Every fact, every name, every photo that he found from then on were pieces of the puzzle that this documentary finally helps him put together, for the eyes of the world to know and to now keep forever. The Storykeeper is a deeper look into how a man took an even ...

Botev is an idiot - submission to ÉCU 2013

Vasko has written an essay that offends and questions the mythological image of Hristo Botev, who is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero. When the director of the school herself interrogates him in front of the whole class, he reveals that what he meant to say was something entirely different.

HIOB - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Shadows are all Commissioner Stern sees: the darkness he comes from is too powerful to escape, and years of delivering news of others' deaths have made him a cynic. Now his new colleague, Martin Berger, has Stern completely at a loss; even worse, Berger's young wife Sophie has trustingly turned to him for help. Stern feels himself drowning in all of this intimacy. JOB follows the film noir tradition, and allows audi ...

Continuüm - Submission to ÉCU 2013

  "Continuüm" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Student Film. A residential neighbourhood somewhere in the Netherlands. Mother, father, son and daughter wake up and have breakfast. Every day is the same. Even on birthdays, they live according to specific social protocols. But cracks appear in the system.

Cry With Me - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Norwegian submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Student Category.    

The Treehouse - submission to ÉCU 2013

The Treehouse is about two very different 11-year-old kids with similar, tragic pasts. They both want to see their moms again more than anything, but only Angela believes it possible. Faced with an uncertain future, Matthew reluctantly gives this girl's wild claims a chance, stepping into her treehouse where an intergalactic journey, and a grim destination, awaits him.  

31 chords - submission to ÉCU 2013

31 is a prime number. It is a centered triangular number, a centered pentagonal number and centered decagonal number. 31 is the number of musical triads (12 major, 12 minor, 4 diminished, and 3 augmented). For some the meaning of 31 relates it to success but the price for that success is extreme loneliness. It is also associated with absolute freedom. 31 est un nombre premier. C'est un nombre de triangle centré, d ...

Bué Sabi - Submission to ÉCU 2013

"Bué Sabi" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Dramatic Short. The film portrays the unlikely friendship of three female characters. Despite their disparate backgrounds, they form a friendship unencumbered by discrimination and prejudice;until one fateful evening, when they go out clubbing and events cause their loyalties to be severely tested...

American Courtesans - Submission to ÉCU 2013

"American Courtesans" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Non-European Documentary. This film is an intimate portrayal of modern day escorts in America and takes you into the underground world of the American Sex Worker; a world inaccessible to the general public bears its soul to a sometimes unforgiving audience.

Sueños (Dreams) - submission to ÉCU 2013

Sueños (Dreams) is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Experimental Film. The main character, K., is a woman living in a motionless and subdued reality. Her movements barely exist; her expressions are internalized. She only dares to express her feelings, her hopes, and her mobility through three dreams. In each dream she reaches a new level of existence, merging with nature and its elements.
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