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Submission Call for the 4th Annual YFIFF

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First off, apologies for the delay on updates via Fest21... Its been a busy few years and running a festival as a one-man-army is no easy task! Now though, heading into our 4th year, I'm happy to announce that we are bigger and better with more to offer at the fantastic underground festival - the Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival. Kicking off in Sept from the 7th - 9th, our 4th year see's us settle in the beautiful Strand Cinema of East Belfast. Northern Irelands oldest cinema and ho...

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...

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:...

Charlotte Horror Fest

The Charlotte Horror Fest is horror and sci-Fi film festival taking place every October in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is produced by Indie Film Force, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005, which also produces the already established Charlotte Film Festival

The mission of the Charlotte Horror Fest is to bring filmmakers and film fans together for a celebration of the Horror and Sci-Fi genres. To create an event where the films can receive a quality projection that is on par with the dedication and perseverance that went into making them and fans can experience the works the way the filmmakers envisioned it. Along the way, we encourage fans to jump in and participate in whatever creative way feels right, so that the recipe will be complete and we’ll be able to fulfill what is the ultimate goal of the festival: to create and celebrate community.

Now, we are filmmakers too. So we understand that excellence is usually more easily noticed if it’s formally awarded. With that in mind, the 2012 Charlotte Horror Fest will present the following 17 awards:

  • Best Feature
  • Best Short
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Short Screenplay
  • Best Horror Film Trailer
  • Best Charlotte Feature
  • Best Charlotte Short
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Make-up
  • Audience Choice Best Feature
  • Audience Choice Best Short
  • Audience Choice Best Student Film

 

Derby City Film Festival announces 2012 sponsor/partners

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Derby City Film Festival announces 2012 sponsor/partners Local and National businesses and organizations to support the 4th Annual film festival LOUISVILLE, KY. (December 21st) —   The Derby City Film Festival is excited to announce the following sponsor partnerships for the 4th Annual Edition which will take place February 17th-19th at the Clifton Center in Louisville Kentucky: Attendees who bring a packaged food item to the box office when they purchase their ticket or...

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 ...

ÉCU’s new partner Shooting People

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  Shooting People works to support, nurture and promote independent filmmakers. The Shooting People network was set up in 1998 to connect filmmakers, help them share resources, knowledge and experience, and to help them find an audience for their work. As soon as you become a Shooter you can start reading and posting to the email bulletins which go out daily to the entire membership of over 37,000 filmmakers. You can also build a profile, which will enable ...

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...

Naturaleza Muerta

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 The story of a soldier of the International Brigades fighting in Spain against Fascism (1936). A soldier is injured in battle and lies unconscious in an olive grove. Through innovative time lapse photography, a night-time and daytime film sequence of the stricken soldiers follows until finally he awakens to find himself totally isolated and his comrades have disappeared. His journey begins ...

Minuto 200 Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU Une vieille femme qui vit seule se résigne à attendre la mort, persuadé que ça va venir frapper à sa porte dès qu'elle a vendu la dernière minute du temps d'antenne une téléphone portable. An old woman who lives alone resigns herself to waiting for death, convinced that it will come knocking on her door as soon as she has sold the last minute of a cellphone airtime.

More Award Sponsors for 2012 DCFF!

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The Derby City Film Festival is pleased to announce more award sponsors for the 2012 edition which runs February 17th-19th in Louisville, Kentucky. IndieFlix On-line Short Film Competition     Ten short films will be chosen (2 finalists from each short category & 2 "wild cards" picked from all shorts) and streamed online on indieflix.com prior to the festival. Viewers will then vote on what they think is the best film. The winning film is spotlighted on Ind...

ÉCU'S top tips for Indepedent Cardiff

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Cardiff - a tiny city, but expanding and building in confidence every day. A city where if you want to do something, you can make it happen.   Nowhere typifies this more than Chapter Arts Centre. Want to try your hand at stand up comedy? Ask at the fortnightly amateur comedy show. Fancy playing obscure board games with strangers? Pop round on a Sunday afternoon. Always dreamt of seeing your work on the big screen? There’s a monthly showcase of local filmmaker...

"Covariance" Accepted to Fest #4!

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"Covariance" was accepted into the F_AQ Festival del Cinema dell'Aquila in L'Aquila, Italy for November 23-26, 2011. This is the fourth festival acceptance for "Covariance" on three continents. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

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.

ÉCU is "On the Road" again, this time in COLOMBIA! Don't miss this chance to see some of Europe's best indie films!

Puppenspiel, Paths of Hate, Point Zero, Stanley Pickle Film 2010, Chloe's Dollhouse and Protopartículas are all being shown on 20th October at 6pm at Escuela Nacional de Cine in Columbia! If you're in Colombia, check it out! Entry is FREE, and it is a unique opportunity to see some of Europes top Independent Films!

ÉCU August Newsletter Update

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It is hot, hot, hot in Paris this month! As Parisians begin to shuffle their way back from their summer vacations, the empty streets of Paris are beginning to clutter up once again. With the month of August swiftly coming to a close, it heralds the bittersweet end of summer and the start of busy spring days ahead. After a nice relaxing summer it’s time for the ÉCU team to get back to work! Although the summer has been a bit more laid back than usual, submissions are still rolling ...
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