Saturday, June 18th, 2011, the evening event “Reality Bites” was held at the Sentieri Selvaggi School in Rome, Italy. The event is held annually, and features live music and opportunities for producers and directors to share stories about their production experiences. The event also serves as a chance to close and celebrate a didactic year, meanwhile introducing future projects to come. Useful meetings are offered for students who are curious and wish to know more about the production of i...
Here is a short preview to New And For Sale's music video "Candid" by filmmaker Andreas Janzen is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. Deep down in his lonely mansion, Cody Runner feels haunted by the beast in himself. In a city, where planes fly deep and lightning strikes in dangerous heights, he seeks help in his employer's room of super-secret double danger - activating the underground mills of the shady Gravity ...
“Terms of Employment” by filmmaker Glynn Turner is a new ÉCU 2012 submission. A young woman gets stuck in an elevator with a man who's lost his mind because of how his boss has mistreated him. The man has decided to go in and take care of his boss 'his own way' today and then end his own life. The woman goes from being terrified to talking him out of what he's about to do, and finally saving his life.
Hello fans, members, and those addicted to ÉCU! Don’t worry,
the June Newsletter has arrived, so take a seat and enjoy this monthly
As you know, ÉCU organized a special screening at Café Coutume in
Paris and it was successful. ÉCU screened two films that won awards at
the 2011 festival – Paths of Hate and Salam Rugby. Guests really
enjoyed the films and there were some great discussions over drinks
after the screening. Missed the ...
“The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of 'ISH', a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would be the place where the project of his dreams would fall in his lap. Check out the trailer!
“Dirty Old Town,” a gonzo hit showing the darker side of Manhattan, will be released theatrically in Germany and Switzerland!
On Thursday June 16th, “Dirty Old Town” will premiere at the Kult Kino in Basel, Switzerland. On Monday June 20th, it will then premiere at the legendary Kino Babylon in Berlin with other engagements to follow.
More details below:
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DIRTY OLD TOWN Germa...
Cinema and Paris: A Love Story
From Paris Blues to Midnight in Paris, not forgetting Last Tango in
Paris… So many cinematic masterpieces were born on the streets of the
In the background or as a central subject, Paris has always attracted
and fascinated filmmakers from all over the world. Putting its
movement, its sparkle, its darkness and its beauty at the disposal of
artists who come to immortalise it on a reel. The city of light shows
its fidelity to th...
Bonjour ! Good morning! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Buongiorno! Bom dia! Kalimera! Tere hommikust! Goedemorgen! Dobré ráno! God dag!
ÉCU Film Festival is now presenting an exclusive offer to all film schools to encourage students to participate in our festival!
I would like to extend an invitation for your school to participate
in the 7th edition of the European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU),
Europe’s premier event for independent filmmakers an...
If you will be in Rome Saturday, June 18th, consider attending
the “Reality Bites” party for live music and stories of production
experiences! Located at the Sentiere Selvaggi school. More details on
our website! http://bit.ly/krXFOz
NEW BUSINESS MODELS, CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION
AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARING CINEMA
Saturday June 18th 2011 @ 6.30 pm at Sentieri Selvaggi School: via Carlo Botta 19, Roma
If you think our festivals are all work and no play, you're wrong! Our launch party this year was awesome! Here's a short clip that proves it.
Si vous pensez que nos festivals se résume à beaucoup de travail et peu de loisirs, vous avez tort ! Notre réception cette année était extra ! Voici un extrait qui le prouve.
"27m2" is the winner of ÉCU's 2011 "Film of the Festival" award. World Premiere - Robert Marron is the receptionist of the Eldorado Hotel, lost in his language theory. He want to become a translator for couples, convinced that everyone is a language and that he has the faculty to understand everyone. This film is an essay on lack of communication for people who think they need to be understood.
The interest of Hollywood towards third world countries is this: culture teeming with untold stories and cheaper venues and labor.
You’ve heard of films shot in Canada and less expensive states like Michigan, but with the US economy on a tailspin what does it mean for filmmakers here?
Many Hollywood executives have looked overseas to keep the profits rolling in and the cash inside their o...
"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Italian premiere at CinemAvvenire Film
Festival in Rome from June 24-July 2, 2011. This is the 17th festival
acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".
For more infomation on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html
World sales of "A.L.I.C.E." are handled by Ouat Media of Toronto. Please contact Fred Joubaud: email@example.com
If you think our festivals are all work and no play, you’re wrong! Our
launch party this year was awesome! Here’s a short clip that proves it.
Si vous pensez que nos festivals se résume à beaucoup de travail et peu de
loisirs, vous avez tort ! Notre réception cette année était extra ! Voici un
extrait qui le prouve.
The 3rd edition of the London Taiwan Cinefest kicked off yesterday with a great buzz and numbers in attendance. The opening film is the small indie debut of both its' directors, Wang Yu-lin and Essay Liu (respectively also producer and writer). The film has previously been shown at the Hong Kong film festival where it got a good amount of attention and praise, even impressing Hollywood Reporter, as can be evidenced by their review - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/seven-days-heaven-fil...
Meet young and talented filmmaker David Jakubovic. In the interview he is talking about his latest film "The Forrest is Red", a story of awkward, socially dysfunctional Nathan. Check it out!
Rencontrez cineaste indépendant David Jakubovic.
by Marc Rickenbach
The 64th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opened with Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris. The American
filmmaker, who has been honored by the festival in the past, is famously
known to keep his films out of any competition and often does not show
up, even if nominated. To some this might appear as a slight against
those who wish to celebrate his work, but Allen simply does not feel
that films, or any art for that mat...
We’re excited to open up submissions here in Cannes for the seventh edition of ÉCU, taking place from March 30th to April 1st 2012 in Paris, France. We can’t wait to see what you all have to show us this year!
Pour tous nos fans ÉCU prêts et impatients – nous sommes désormais prêts d’accepter toutes vos soumissions 2012! Nous attendons avec grande impatience pour vos submissions!
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Are you BRAVE enough?
A lot of people talk about making a film. Very few are brave enough
to do it. If you’re a storyteller, a visionary, an innovator or a
technical genius with the determination to realise your dream, then get out there and make your film.
Once it’s done send it to us, and we’ll take it from there. We are
continually searching for the world’s best indie film...
El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations
Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
- Lucius Annaeus Senecca
El Cadáver Exquisito
was a true collaboration and a blind one. From one artist’s hands to
another we discovered a film, formed from endless possibilities.
When Victor first approached me to edit the film I was excited but a little
hesitant as I was concerned it may be an ethnographic documentary abou...
Since 2005, the South African HORRORFEST is the most prominent (if not the only) all-encompassing Halloween event on the African continent, including movies, literature, music and more.
TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th – 8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London. LOST BLADESMAN – is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and poli...
El Cadáver Exquisito
El Cadaver Exquisito began as a seed of an idea but once it was
given birth it seemed we could only run to keep alongside its momentum.
I did a lot of writing for the film in the beginning as
Victor was shooting. We spoke of using a voice over, a narrator who
might tells its story like a fable. As the visuals and footage piled up
however, it was clear they wanted to be their own narrator.