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ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival

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. 

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ÉCU 2011 After-Parties

Festival After Parties on the 1st and 2nd of April 2011

Where: Sitatunga night club - 28 Rue Vavin
75006 Paris – Metro Vavin (200m from cinema)

When: 10pm – 2am on both Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of April.

What: Live music provided by Access Film Music. Come and mingle with musicians, film makers and festival goers.

1st of April entertainment:

Andy Frasco – solo piano (California USA)
Ellis – solo singer / songwriter (Minnesota USA)

2nd of April entertainment:

Talia Keys of the band Marinade (Utah USA)

How much? Free entry with After-Party pass. Drinks between 3,50 and 8 euros.

Post-awards ceremony party, 3rd of April, 2011

Where: On the Peniche River’s King. The boat will be
on the quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris. ECU staff will help get everone
there – it’s on the Seine right opposite the Louvre.

When:  After the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 3rd
April, join us on board “The River’s King” for the ÉCU 2011 After
Party. 23:00- 05:00

What: There will be a live music showcases organised
by festival partner Access Film-Music who has presented over one
hundred exceptional recording artists during Film Festival Week in Park
City, Utah, USA.  The ÉCU 2011 After Party will be an experience
dedicated to music, the festival and interacting with the amazingly
diverse film going community brought together at ÉCU 2011.

Sugar Sweet – rock band (The Netherlands)
Andy Frasco & The UN – rock’n'boogie piano with band

How much: Entrance fee: 10€

Beer:  5€ – 6€
Hard alcohol : 8€
Glass of wine : 3,5€


Soirées d’After Party du Festival

Soirées d’after party du festival, les 1er et 2 avril 2011

: club Sitatunganight club
28 Rue Vavin
75006 Paris – Metro Vavin (à 200m du cinéma Action Christine)

Quand: de 22h à 02h, le vendredi 1er et le samedi 2 avril.

Quoi : Concerts prévus par Access Film Music. Venez vous mélanger à la foule des musiciens, réalisateurs et festivaliers.

Animations du 1er avril:

Andy Frasco : Pianiste (de Californie, USA)
Ellis : chanteuse solo (du Minnesota, USA)

Animations du 2 avril:

Talia Keys, du groupe Marinade (de l’Utah, USA)

Combien? Entrée gratuite avec le pas “after party”. Verres entre 3,50 et 8 euros.

Fête après le remise des prix : le 3 avril 2011

: Sur la péniche “river’s king”. La péniche se
situe quai du Louvre, 75001, en face du musée du Louvre. Le staff ÉCU
aidera tout le monde à trouver.

Quand : Après la remise des prix le dimanche 3 avril, rejoignez nous à bord pour l’aster party, de 23h à 05h.

Quoi : il y aura des animations musicales organisées
par notre partenaire Access Film Music, qui a présenté plus de 100
concerts exceptionnels pendant la Film Festival Week à Park City, dans
l’Utah (USA). Cette soirée sera consacrée à la musique et au festival et
sera une opportunité de rencontrer les cinéphiles d’ÉCU 2011.

Groupes :
Sugar Sweet – groupe de rock du Pays Bas
Andy Frasco and thé UN – rock / bogie et piano avec un groupe

Combien :tarif d’entrée : 10€

Bière : 5€ – 6€
Alcools forts : 8€
Verre de vin : 3,5€


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About ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival

Hillier Scott



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.  
Scott 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. 

He moved to New York City in 1998.  He directed and photographed eight one-hour documentaries for National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. Based on his war knowledge and experience, Hillier wrote and directed a short film titled, “Behind the Eyes of War!" The film was awarded “Best Short Dramatic Film” at the New York Independent Film and TV Festival in 1999. From that he served as Supervising Producer and Director for the critically acclaimed CBS 42 part reality series, "The Bravest” in 2002 and wrote and directed a stage play called, "Deadman’s Mai l," which ran at Le Théâtre du Moulin de la Galette in Paris during the summer of 2004. He then became the Director of Photography on a documentary titled, “Twin Towers." This was yet another life changing experience for Hillier. The riveting documentary won an Academy Award for "Best Documentary Short Subject" in 2003. In 2004, Hillier changed continents again, spending three months in Ethiopia. He produced “Worlds Apart,” a pilot for ABC America / True Entertainment / Endemol. As you can see, Hillier was and is always in constant movement and enjoys working in a number of diverse creative areas including documentaries, music videos, commercials, feature and short films.

Scott 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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