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NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012
The in-depth story and thirteen year journey of one extraordinary pilot who lost her career and health to what many say is aviation's biggest cover up. This film relives the story of Melbourne born Susan Michealis through extensive footage and interviews.
La profondeur et l'histoire de treizeans de voyage d'unepilote extraordinaire, qui a perdusacarrière et sa santé d'après beaucoup de ...
The 33rd edition of the Northern Film Festival (NFF) will held from 9 - 13 November 2011. This 5 day film festival focuses on (Northern) European cinema. Beating heart of the festival is the Interregional Competition, for first or second feature films, with the award presentation of the Matad’Or and the accompanying cash prize of € 10,000. Films in the Interregional Competition feature cinematographic explorations and representations of Europe’s regions in time, space and spirit.
Furthermore, many premieres and previews of films of cinematographic importance from all over the world are shown. These film programmes have been arranged thematically and geographically, in which Wij Noorderlingen (Us Northerners), with films from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the Benelux, keep coming back.
More details on the Nothern Film Festival can be found on http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl/english/
ÉCU Film Festival in Italy. A short presentation and special screening at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema.
On Saturday, October 22th, 2011 from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema in Bologna there will be a presentation and a short screening by the ÈCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held. The academy was founded in Bologna in 1986 and its prestigious center is situated in the historical Palazzo Felicini. The courses (filmmaking and screenwriting, make...
ÉCU has been learning a lot about the history of Georgia, including how
Tbilisi was discovered. Ellen Dumbadze, coordinator of ÉCU in Georgia
shares a Georgian legend with us!
ECU has arrived in GEORGIA! We are all very happy to be here (in the sun!). Check out how excited we were to see out massive logo in the centre of Tbilisi!
ECU est arrivé en Géorgie! Nous sommes tous très heureux d'être ici (au soleil!). Regardez notre excitation quand nous avons vu notre logo massive dans le centre de Tbilissi!
Remember how it felt to be a teenager caught between childhood and being an adult? A new submission to ÉCU 2012 “Borderland” captures this feeling perfectly, and the cinematography is beautiful. Should this be crowded one of ÉCU 2012’s winners? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself…
Rappelez-vous le sentiment d'être un adolescent, entre l'enfance et l'âge adulte? Une nouvelle soumission d' ...
Director: Sadaf Foroughi.
On his last hours of his last day before retirement, an old cinema projectionist falls in love with the protagonist of the first Iranian talkie.
A yearly showcase of independent filmmakers from Colroado and beyond since 1997.
The last week of summer 2011 in St. Petersburg was marked by a very special event, a festival of short and animated films called "Open Cinema", which took place on 20th-28th August. More than 100 films from 30 countries were shown during more than thirty screenings in two cinemas and two open-air opening nights on the beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress - one of the most beautiful places in St. Petersburg and in the very heart of the city
Next ICS Fest!
FILM FESTIVAL FOLLOWS UP THEIR INAUGRUAL EVENT WITH MORE MEDIA INVOLVEMENT
ICS founders gear up for their 2nd event amid glowing reviews Los Angeles, CA -August 2nd, 2011- "I was thoroughly entertained and blown away at the caliber of talent showcased at the Short Film Festival. The filmmakers have a bright future ahead of them."
David T. Wagner (co-writer of "Van Wilder" and "The Girl Next Door") Panelist, March 2011 ICS Indie Cinema Series kicked off the first event of its kind in March in front over 100 attendees that included directors, actors, producers and movie lovers. The night included a red carpet entry, appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to network with up and coming filmmakers. Chosen films were screened and given notes from invited industry panelists.
To follow up their last event, ICS plans to include more media presence, additional sponsors and a new category, "Best Student Film," for invited student filmmakers. The Best Student Film winner will also walk away with a mentorship with one of the three production companies heading ICS.
Invited industry panelists at ICS on September 25th include, independent producer and studio executive, Andreas Olavarria; distribution consultant and producer, Sheldon Brigman; and Kevin Tancharoen, director of the 2009 remake of Fame.
Filmmakers can register by calling 424.835.0144, on our website at www.indiecinemaseries.com, or
www.withoutabox.com. Registration is $40. Accepted films will be notified. Entry into the evening is free and includes appetizers, red carpet and media. Make sure to like ICS on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-Cinema-Series/126833710710008.
CHECK the ICS web site for the announcement of the of Celebrity Panelists for March 25, 2012 premier!
Student Films Welcome!
FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS FILM STUDENTS A CHANCE TO MENTOR WITH AWARD WINNING DIRECTORS
Best Student Film Award offers students a mentorship with ICS founders
Los Angeles, CA -August 2, 2011-In an effort to create more opportunities for student filmmakers, the Best Student Film category has been added to Indie Cinema Series. The student film that takes home the Best Student Film Award will have the opportunity to mentor with one of the three production companies heading the event.
"The Indie Cinema Series basically takes the principles of a regular film festival and combines them with meaningful notes from well known actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters, who serve on the guest panel. As filmmakers, we submit to many film festivals, yet are never given notes on our work. ICS provides filmmakers with an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn't in their projects. By creating an environment where filmmakers can grow their craft, we encourage a community of elevated art through film."-Marisilda Garcia
Panelists at the September 25th event include, independent producer and studio executive, Andreas Olavarria; distribution consultant and producer, Sheldon Brigman; and Kevin Tancharoen, director of the 2009 remake of Fame.
Filmmakers can register by calling 424.835.0144, on our website at www.indiecinemaseries.com, or
www.withoutabox.com. Registration is $40. Registration for students is $30.00. Accepted films will be notified in late August. Entry into the evening is free and includes appetizers, red carpet and media.
CHECK the ICS web site for the announcement of the of Celebrity Panelists for March 25, 2012 premier! www.indiecinemaseries.com
ALADOS-COLOMBIA presents the “13a Muestra Internacional Documental” (13th International Documentary Exhibition)
The Colombian Documentary Corporation, “Alados-Colombia” is pleased
to invite all filmmakers, film professionals and moviegoers in general
to attend the 13th International Documentary Exhibition in Bogotá,
Colombia, 15th-19th November.
This year, the 13th edition, will bring together documentary films
from 4 different continents s...
Director: Peter Hastie.
A lone soul looks for pity in the night.
Text from an anonymous blog.
Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit.
Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming.
While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language.
Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used.
Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.
By Jen Wallace
the days of Blockbuster well and truly over, Netflix unavailable in
France and the epidemic of dodgy pirated downloading online, ÉCU has
researched alternative and 100% legal ways of watching your favourite
movies in Paris.
With an emphasis on French classics, rarities and
cinema, here are 5 ways to watch movies around the city. (Note: Always
carry ID and proof of address with you, as most libraries will ask to
you to prov...
THE SKIN I LIVE IN is, more than anything, an Almodovar tribute to Almodovar. Utilizing his own colour schemes, offbeat interweaving narrative and shooting technique, THE SKIN I LIVE IN will easily become one of the main works by this long-standing Spanish director.
It tells the story of Robert Ledgard, portrayed by Antonio Banderas - on a much awaited return to the silver screen and in his native language - a brilliant plastic surgeon obsessed with creating a pain-resistant arti...
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 ...
by Anne Marie
“Independent cinema is cinema produced outside of big studios with a
small to medium budget” – such is the definition of independent
cinema. Contrary to many other definitions, independent cinema is
defined not by what it is, but by its opposition to the cinema of big
Hollywood machines. This is, in fact, how independent cinema was born.
The birth of a new film label.
It was in the United States, in the 50′s, that independent cinema fir...
"Covariance" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser!
"Covariance" est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours de pistes les écartent de plus en plus de la maison. Regardez ...
"Dilli" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. 'Dilli" is a moving collection of interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade - Bawana without water, shelter or drainage, while the city was being beautified for Commonwealth Games 2010. Che ...
"Beats of Love" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the trailer!
"Beats of Love" est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Le véritable amour n'a pas de limites. Poussé par son obsession pour le son, un homme pénètre dans ...
Film News: 'Avatar' thesp joins Hewitt, Sergei in play adaptation -- "Avatar" thesp Joel David Moore has landed the other male lead in Bryan Fogel's feature adaptation of the Off-Broadway hit "Jewtopia," which stars Ivan Sergei and Jennifer Love Hewitt, as Variety first reported.
"A.L.I.C.E." has been short-listed from 800 submissions representing 52
countries for the "Shorts Cinema" program at the Marbella Int'l Film
Festival in Marbella, Spain running October 14-16, 2011. This is the
20th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".
During the same dates, "A.L.I.C.E." will be participating in the Beijing
Int'l Movie Fest in China. Later in the month, the film moves to the
Gold Lion Film Festival in Manzini, Swaziland.
"The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. It is a travel to central Afghanistan a few months after the fall of the Taliban. The film tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. This is a journey into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth and a journey that mirrors the vitally important story of Afghanistan. Chec ...
Check out the third and final part of an interview between G-Tech France and filmmakers Gabriella Cserhati & Fabien Lartigue- winners of "Europe's Best Independent Film" at ÉCU 2011.
Découvrez la troisième et dernière partie d'une interview entre G-Tech France et les réalisateurs Gabriella Cserhati et Fabien Lartigue, gagnants du " Meilleur Film Européen indépendant " à ÉCU 2011.
By Marie Thiery, intern at ÉCUHow much have you heard about homosexuality in soccer? Know anything about German expressionism? Do you really know what multiple sclerosis is? And how does the idea of a robot confessional strike you?On Wednesday, July 20th, Tiphaine Vidal and I attended the short films screening at La Péniche Cinéma and hosted by the audiovisual BTS class of 2011 photo journalist students attending the « École des métiers de la communication » (EMC).In the heart of the Parc...