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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. 

The 16th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival will take place on 9th-11th April 2021. Now open for submissions!




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Eurochannel is the world television channel with 100% European
programming content focused on European culture and lifestyle throughout
movies, series and other programs dedicated to European culture. In
Europe, Eurochannel is currently available in Portugal, and soon more
European countries such as France, will receive Eurochannel.

Available in 27 countries and reaching 10.5 million households,
Eurochannel is dedicated to spreading European culture to people around
the world. Eurochannel’s audiences can always be sure to have a front
row seat to the best European music, movies, series, fashion, and more
through premium programs they will not see elsewhere.

To preserve the authenticity of the original work, all Eurochannel
programming is broadcasted in original audio with subtitles. Every
month, new programs take audiences to places they have never been
before. This year, Eurochannel has already thrilled audiences with
European actors such as Daniel Bruhl, Monica Vitti or Marcello
Mastroianni, taken them to the crime-filled streets of Germany in KDD:
Berlin Crime Squad, and into the clubs with the sounds of David Guetta
and Enrique Iglesias.

Eurochannel offers a unique event: the Eurochannel Tour of Shorts.
This is an exciting selection of the best current European shorts, one
per country or per region. From comedies to thrillers, black and white
to animated movies, the Eurochannel Tour is a unique blend of
fascinating and thrilling short movies. This is a unique way to enjoy
the diversity and quality of the production of a full continent in a
single night.

European culture deserves to be shared with everyone around the
world. Eurochannel is proud to be a partner of The European Independent
Film Festival this year and helping to spread European cinema all over
the world.

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Eurochannel est une chaîne de télévision mondiale avec un contenu
100% européen centré sur la culture et le mode de vie de l’Europe à
travers des films, des séries et d’autres émissions consacrées à la
culture européenne. En Europe, Eurochannel est actuellement diffusé au
Portugal et va bientôt être lancé dans de nouveaux pays européens, tel
que la France.

Présent dans 25 pays et disponible dans 10.5 millions de foyers,
Eurochannel est consacré à la diffusion de la culture européenne aux
gens autour du monde. Les téléspectateurs peuvent être sûrs de se voir
offrir la meilleure musique, cinéma, séries, vogue européens et d’autres
choses par des programmes de première qualité qu’ils ne verront pas

Pour préserver l’authenticité des œuvres originales, toute la
programmation de la chaîne est diffusée en version originale sous
titrée. Chaque mois de nouvelles émissions emportent les téléspectateurs
dans des endroits où ils ne sont jamais allés. Cette année Eurochannel
les a déjà enthousiasmés avec des acteurs européens, tels que Daniel
Bruhl, Monica Vitti ou Marcello Mastroianni, les a emportés dans les
rues dangereuses d’Allemagne dans la série Berlin Brigade Criminelle et
dans les clubs remplis par la musique de David Guetta et Enrique

Eurochannel offre un événement unique: Le Tour Eurochannel de
Courts-métrages. C’est une sélection passionnante des meilleurs
courts-métrages européens contemporains, un par pays ou par région. De
comédies aux trillers, de films en noir et blanc aux dessins animés, Le
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qualité des productions du continent entier dans une seule nuit.

La culture européene mérite d’être partagée avec tout le monde.
Eurochannel est fier d’être un partenaire du Festival du Film Européen
Indépendant (ÉCU) cette année et d’aider à diffuser le cinéma européen
partout dans le monde.

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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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