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The ECU 2014 awards

Award Winners – ÉCU 2014 By admin The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 24 award-winners for 2014. After screening, 85 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 15 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form and content. Judged by...

Call for Submissions - ÉCU 2014

  SUBMISSIONS FOR ÉCU 2014 ARE NOW OPEN! **2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April** 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 independ...

Smaller Than The Sky - Submission to ÉCU 2013

What happens when everything you took for granted was lost in an instant? What would you do when you can’t do anything? This film is set entirely in a crashed car and takes the audience through the trauma of surviving and dying. This film tells the story about a mother (Afaaf) sufferance after a car crash in which is appears her husband and daughter die. Throughout the film we see Afaaf’s reactions as the ...

The Waiting - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  Across the globe an estimated 27 million people have been internally displaced by conflict. One such conflict, on Europe's doorstep, is between the former Soviet states of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Since the crisis began some 20 years ago, many thousands have been killed but many more people, some half a million - a staggering 20% of Azerbaijan's total population - have been forced to flee their homes an ...

The Predictable Life Of Sebastian - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  The middle-aged and skeptical writer, Sebastian, is sent a script. When he opens it he realizes he is the lead character. Trying to prove the script wrong he makes several attempts to cheat it - with no luck. When he starts to skip pages in the script he encounters alternate versions of himself. Now he has to follow the script to see if it will restore order. But will it?    

Hatch - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  HATCH follows two couples and the wrenching decisions they each must make on a wintry Vienna night. Milo and Biljana, illegal immigrants seeking opportunity, must acknowledge that they cannot raise their newborn and hope to achieve their own youthful dreams at the same time. Across town, Thomas and Andreas, an older and more stable couple desperately want to welcome a child into their lives. Decisions bor ...

Crow Feathers- New Submission to ÉCU 2013

A boy and his mum live on an isolated farm. One day a Crow man crashes into their world. Mask characters combine with animation in this experimental short narrative film.

Kore - Submission to ÉCU 2013

There are spirals everywhere in nature. But where is the nature in an increasingly urban and dehumanised world? A japanese woman, dressed in the traditional way, goes in search of spirals hidden in the maze of industrial concrete. Even if it means to create spirals by herself. La spirale est une forme omniprésente dans la nature. Mais où est la nature dans un monde de plus en plus urbain et déshumanisé ? Une f ...

Deadline for Submissions to ÉCU is approaching!

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For all the independent filmmakers out there; Early bird deadline for submitting your films to ÉCU is set on November 18, 2012! AsBenjamin Franklin once said; 'You may delay, but time will not!'  Submit your film now on http://www.ecufilmf estival.com/?page_id=13048&lang=en   À tous les cinéastes indépendants; la deadline Early Bird pour envoyer vos films à ÉCU c'est le 18 Novembre 2012! Comme l'a dit un jour Benjamin Frankl...

New Submission to ÉCU 2013! - I am Tom Moody (trailer)

Watch the trailer of 'I am Tom Moody'. A new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Student Film Category. Enjoy! I Am Tom Moody is a film about the creative struggle, it is about self-doubt, the source of these doubts and overcoming our past. We meet tom Moody in his first moment on stage, struggling to open his mouth and sing. Plunged into his subconscious mind we discover two voices, battling to narrate the viewer t ...

Winners of ÉCU 2012 screened by Naperville Independent Film Festival

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Big thank you to our partners Naperville Independent Film Festival for screening ALL 23 winners from ÉCU 2012 - what a great honor to our filmmakers! /// Un grand Merci à notre partenaire Naperville Independent Film Festival pour avoir projeté les 23 films gagnants d'ÉCU 2012 - quel honneur pour nos réalisateurs! ...

PUPPETEER - OFFICIAL TRAILER

 Shaun is a lonely urbanite trapped in an uninspiring job and disconnected from those surrounding him in a metropolis. Yearning for human connection, he frequents the spot where his father died to revisit childhood memories when they practised the art form of puppetry; the metropolitan train stations to try engaging himself with fellow travellers; and makes failed attempts to socialise with his colleagues. To es ...

ÉCU’S PARTNER RO-IFF FILM FESTIVAL

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This Romanian Festival, founded in 2005 by the “Artis Foundation” film production, it is the only international film festival that, from the very beginning, looked towards the Black Sea region’s film industry, doing something different. The festival has grown every year and became noticed abroad due to the quality of the submitted movies as well as the events included in the official program. Since 2007 each edition is held under the High Patronage of the Romanian President. Ro-IFF i...

ÉCU’S PARTNER OPEN SAINT PETERSBURG STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING

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Founded by Saint Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union festival, The Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” is held annually with the assistance of the Committee of Culture of Saint Petersburg Government. The Film Festival “Beginning” represents a very important opportunity for independent and new cinema in Saint Petersburg. Every year the city at the Neva River welcomes young filmmakers, documentarians, directors, script writers, sound producers and all representatives...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Marcel Carné

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This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and “Le Jour se lève” (1939). In 1936 Carné directed his first full length feature film “Jenny” and it was with the production of this fil...

SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FERRARI – AN ACTRESS PER CHANCE, AN ARTIST BY VOCATION

This week ÉCU is spotlighting Isabella Ferrari, an Italian actress and Jury member of the International Jury Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis” at the 69 edition of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festivals in the world. Isabella is also one of the most beloved actresses of “auteur Italian independent cinema”, highly esteemed by film buffs. Isabella Ferrari was born in Ponte dell’Oglio, near to Piacenza, on March 31st, 1964. Over the years she has worked in Italy and abroad, w...

ÉCU is now open for submissions!

Did you know that ÉCU is now open for submissions? What are you waiting for? It's time to send in your films! be part of the coolest indie event of all year!!//Saviez-vous que ÉCU est maintenant ouvert pour les soumissions? Qu'est-ce que tu attends? Il est temps d'envoyer vos films et faire partie de la plus cool indie événement de l'année!

Stage of Mind - Official Trailer

"Stage of Mind" is a new submission to ÉCU Film Festival 2013.  This is the story of a warm and lovely family, father,mother and the son. After the death of the lovely king of the country, the government searches for someone like the king to become the new king. They find the father of the family as the perfect match , So the family should move to the castle and this is the beginning of the divide bet ...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Lena Dunham

This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed series “Girls”, which has hit the roof in popularity and gained fans worldwide.  The show is about a group of twenty-something year old girls wh...

Me, The King and my Dad - A new submission to ÉCU 2013

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