ÉCU Film Festival 2012 presents together with social innovation partner Holken Consultants its newest award “ÉCU E-Inclusion Film Award”.
What is E-Inclusion ?
E-Inclusion is a method in filmmaking that utilizes innovation to
achieve a wider audience viewership, whether by use of ICT (Information
and Communication Technologies) or by pure individual imagination. We
are looking for films that use creative ways to make it possible for any
one with any social, cultural, ...
Check out ÉCU's NEW LOOK for 2012!
Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look!
Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.
- GET INVOLVED HERE -
On Monday 28th November ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival, Paris's premier showcase for independently financed shorts and features, will attempt to write - and produce - a short film entirely made up of contributions crowd sourced via the Twitter social network.
With an opening scene setter provided by the festival, it is then up to their followers to provide all successive dialogue and actions, creating new scenes, introducing other characters, building up...
Accademia Nazionale del Cinema:
the tricks of the trade of an Oscar Prize and a King of dubbers.
Last month ÉCU on the road, made a stop in Bologna, at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema, for a double screening! The Accademia hosts five courses attended by students from over 60 Italian cities. The original mission, namely to educate and prepare students in order for them to be able to understand, confront and successfully overcome th...
NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU
Une vieille femme qui vit seule se résigne à
attendre la mort, persuadé que ça va venir frapper à sa porte dès
qu'elle a vendu la dernière minute du temps d'antenne une téléphone
An old woman who lives alone resigns herself to waiting
for death, convinced that it will come knocking on her door as soon as
she has sold the last minute of a cellphone airtime.
Andrew Shermin shares his experience of making a film and using crowdfunding.
This summer I shot a documentary about Paris that I produced myself, and am now trying to use crowd-funding to finish it.
The concept was simple: a vision of Paris that was taken straight from reality, just a camera and a tripod on the street, offering a vision of the city that both confirms and subverts the fantasy of Paris that different media create. The images are like “moving postcards.”
I was able to...
all Dads - Trailer time! "Leap before you look" is a new submission to
ÉCU which looks at what makes people want to be a father...Make sure you
take a look!
Pour l'attention de tous les peres - c'est
l'heure pour les bandes annonces! "Leap before you look" est une
nouvelle soumission à l'ÉCU qui examine les raison qui motivent les
hommes à devinir un papa... Regardez!
Leap Before You ...
BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria – The European Independent Film Festival, South Western University “Neofit Rilski", The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Early Bird Student Film Festival and In the Palace International Short Film Festival will share for three days at the American University in Bulgaria during the fisrt edition of AUBG Short Film Festival from the 24th to 26th of November.
AUBG Short Film Fest will showcase 28 short films from more than 13 countries. The films, ...
NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU
A pair of young women run for their lives amongst the decay of a fallen
civilization. However, the question beckons, exactly what are you
willing to do to survive?
Une paire de jeunes femmes courir pour leur vie au milieu de la désintégration d'une
civilisation déchue. Cependant, la question fait signe, exactement ce
que vous êtes prêts à faire pour survivre?
NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY
Music video for band
Cool Fun... From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies
of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister
Les poupées élégante devenue à la vie dans les
crevasses d'une maison décrépite, surveillé par une jeune fille étrange
et sinistre jeunes.
New Revised trailer for Hardly Bear to Look at You
Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival - *Call for Entries*
For the third year running, Cambridge is hosting a vibrant student film festival, showcasing works from around the world alongside a diverse programme of free events. Already growing in leaps and bounds, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward emerging talent, inspire and educate young filmmakers and provide a meeting ground for students and industry professionals. In February 2012...
Our esteemed festival manager, Kadi Lokk, wants YOU to submit to ÉCU 2012!
Once your done laughing, make sure you don't miss the EARLYBIRD dealine on November 20th!
NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012
Dominik, a man who has lost
everything. His wife, son, job, house - even his pride. Financially and
emotionally bankrupt he enters Berlins first and only Maennerhaus - a
shelter for battered men. He meets Holger the director of the house and
After a psychiatric examination by the youth welfare
office he has to participate in the Group Therapy Session of the
Maennerhaus in orde ...
- a tiny city, but expanding and building in confidence every day. A
city where if you want to do something, you can make it happen.
Nowhere typifies this more than Chapter Arts Centre.
Want to try your hand at stand up comedy? Ask at the fortnightly
amateur comedy show. Fancy playing obscure board games with strangers?
Pop round on a Sunday afternoon. Always dreamt of seeing your work on
the big screen? There’s a monthly showcase of local filmmaker...
to the first of firsts…the launch of ÉCU’s new category, ‘ÉCU Firsts’.
This exciting new edition offers first-time filmmakers the opportunity
to screen their films at the ÉCU Film Festival in our special “ÉCU
Firsts” screening area in Paris, for free, from March 30th to April 1st
2012. Check our website’s Homepage for details on submission criteria.
For the first time ever, Kadi is off to Sofia, Bulgaria to judge the
7th edition of the International S...
Director: Felipe Eluti Cueto.
A loser boxer, after losing a big fight, he abandon his dream and falls in a destructive life of alcohol and depression. Slowly he falls in a world of madness and pain in which a diabolical being tortures him and gives him the power to kill torture and destroy.
The trailer for Visceral: Between the Ropes of Madness a Chilean Independent Gore Bondage Film.
NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012
A film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The
Colour Out of Space'. An unnamed narrator pieces together the story of
an area known by the locals as the "blasted heath" in the wild hills
west of Arkham, Massachusetts. Listening to the experiences of an old
man by the name of Ammi Pierce, the narrator discovers that many years
ago a meteorite crashed into lands then-owned by a farmer ...
ÉCU and Canal 180: a new television channel on the Portuguese cable TV
scene and totally dedicated to culture.
ÉCU is pleased to present its new media partner: OSTV and its channel Canal 180. Canal 180 is an award-winning independent television project designed to cover a wide spectrum of cultural activity in Portugal. It is committed to promoting and developing national talent, as well as creating new content formats.
It will be the first collaborative and interactive cultural cha...
[About The Festival]
The European Film Festival [in Miami] has a unique position in the
landscape of the major film festivals. For the last 6 years, thousands of film
enthusiasts and industry professionals from all over the world meet in Miami
and transform the city into an international capital of auteur cinema. The
weeklong festival has become an important meeting point for the European film
industry to share their thirst for new discoveries and passion for cinema.
Red Chemistry Inc, a non-profit organization incorporated in Florida
with a mission to promote the art of filmmaking in South Florida and around the
world, was created by Isabelle Lambert in 2006. Since then, the Festival has
brought more than 150 films in 12 languages from all over Europe. Cultural,
institutional and corporate partners have supported this event to promote
European film industry for the last five years.
In 2012, the
European Film Festival in Miami will offer about 45 screenings - taking place
at Miami’s busiest film locations. Locations such as the newly renovated Miami Beach Cinematheque, Cinema O, The
Gusman Theater, Miami Beach Colony Theater and the brand new Coral Gables Art
Located at the crossroads of a multi-cultural audience and thanks to
the Eurocinema V.O.D release, the festival has become a unique launch platform
for new films from Europe. In order to reinforce its position as a major film festival,
prestigious opening and parties will take place during the course of the
festival. Filmmakers, actors and producer who come to Miami for the premiere of
their films will have a unique opportunity to interact with cultural
personalities, celebrities, and carefully selected guests during various
evening events. Media coverage and public relations will be handled by the
well-established Tara Ink agency.
To help promote
Miami´s up and coming talents, the Festival will organize a Short Film
Competition where local film students will present their work. In addition, an
international jury will select the best feature films among all the films
screened during the Festival. The winner will receive a prize during the
closing night ceremony.
Film Festival is going to reach new heights and aim at becoming the first event
to connect South Florida with today´s best talents in the European film
It is with utmost pleasure that we invite you to take part in the
forthcoming 13th edition of Amateur and Independent Film Festival KAN,
scheduled for April/May 2012. For the thirteenth edition, we have revised the
The Festival is now made up from two Competitions:
The Amateur and Independent Film Competition and the School Film
The Amateur and Independent Film Competition (divided into two
categories: Amateur Film and I...
Director: ZACHOS SAMOLADAS.
Secret agent Dominick Deladoor wakes up after being in coma for 6 years. His memory progressively comes back and with that comes trouble. However in the world of secret services what appears is not always what it seems to be. Who is John Valos, and why is Valos so eager to kill Deladoor? And in the end what is the role of Dominick’s father?
ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November
Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema.
Even though the arrival of autumn spells the end of our Indian summer, thanks to the Festival d’Automne there will be lots to keep everyone’s mind off the gloom outside. Since 1972, the festival has offered challenging contemporary cul...