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ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent films from around the world. We are a festival who believes in our independent filmmakers and their artistic talents. ÉCU proudly provides a unique platform that brings together diverse audiences who are hungry for something other than major studio productions and original and innovative filmmakers.
The next and 8th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held in Paris, France in the early spring of 2013.
For more details regarding the festival, please visit our website at www.ecufilmfestival.com.
ÉCU's partner: Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning
XI Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning
Founded by St.Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union in 2001, Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning is held annually in autumn at the Cinema House, St.Petersburg, Russia.
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The XI edition of the festival will be carried on September, 21-27, 2012.
THE FESTIVAL IS CURRENTLY OPENED FOR SUBMISSIONS
No more than 30' length fiction, documentary and animation films produced after January, 1st, 2011 and made by film school students will be accepted. The deadline for Entry forms and videos is the 1st of July, 2012.
The list of selected films will be posted on the official festival website after the 20th of July, 2012.
Check out the official website of the festival to learn more about the Call for entries 2012:
About ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival
Scott Hillier, Founder and President of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival
Scott Hillier is a director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, based in Paris, France. In the last 20 years, Hillier has gained international recognition from his strong and incredible cinematography, editing, writing, producing and directing portfolio in both the television and film industries.
Hillier began his career in the television industry in Australia. In 1988, he moved to London getting a job with the BBC who then set him to Baghdad. This opportunity led him to 10 years of traveling around world for the BBC, mainly in war zones like Somalia, Bosnia, Tchetcheynia, Kashmir, and Lebanon. After a near fatal encounter with a Russian bomber in Tchechnyia, Hillier gave up his war coverage and began in a new direction.
Hillier studied film at New York University and The London Film and Television School. He also studied literary non-fiction writing at Columbia University. Hillier's regular clients include the BBC, Microsoft, ABC, PBS and National Geographic. Between filming assignments, he used to teach film, a Masters Degree course in Screenwriting at the Eicar International Film School in Paris, France and journalism at the Formation des Journalistes Français in Paris, France.
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