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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.
Call for Submissions - ÉCU 2013
Stories are created every day, imagined or real, and the world is in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain driven, ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries that make their stories a reality.
Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on being one of Europe’s essential events for independent films. This stems from the festival's unyielding belief in its filmmakers and their artistic efforts.
ÉCU 2013 will take place in Paris, France through March 29th to the 31st 2013.
Many of the films chosen for ÉCU 2013’s "Official Selection" will participate in the ÉCU-ON-THE ROAD tour. This year-round tour takes its films to special screening sessions around the globe for the world to experience.
The competition focuses on original and independent works that demonstrate quality, creativity and innovation across fifteen categories.
- Dramatic Feature
- Dramatic Feature
Worldwide (European and Non-European) Submissions:
- Student Film
Early Bird Deadline: November 18th, 2012
ÉCU 2013 will also host its 7th annual "Much More Than A Script Competition!"
The script competition gives writers the opportunity to shine and be acknowledged for being a central part of the collaborative filmmaking process. The competition focuses on independent screenplays that are not aimed at the mainstream or Hollywood film markets and demonstrate quality, creativity and innovation.
Deadline: March 11th, 2013
Independent filmmakers and scriptwriters may submit their films and/or scripts at www.ecufilmfestival.com.
For information regarding the festival's rules and regulation for submitting films and screenplays, please visit: www.ecufilmfestival.com/Rules-and-Regulations.
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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