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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!




For more details regarding the festival, please visit our website at




T-Shirt Design Contest


This document describes the official rules of the ÉCU Film Festival
T-Shirt Design Contest. The objective of this Contest is to show off
your creativity and promote the ÉCU film festival through your design.
The winning design will be printed as the official ÉCU T-Shirt as an
exclusive item. To the extent of any inconsistencies, these rules

The Contest is open only to individuals who are at least 18 years of age.

Submissions for the contest are opened from 24th January- 13th February 2011.
Voting period begins the 14th of February and closes 21st of February.
The winner will be announced 22nd of February.

Please send an email to, with your name,
contact information and your design either JPG or PDF. NOTE- subject of
the email must say T-Shirt Contest.
There is no fee to enter the Contest.

The Entrant can submit only one design. All entries must meet specific design criteria to be accepted into the contest:
a) location of the images ÉCU and G-Tech logos (which can be downloaded
below) are not regulated, but should be fitted within a max area of 10” x
10” (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm);
b) all contest entries must be submitted as JPG or PDF;
c) winning design must be created using a scalable vector graphics
(“SVG”) program such as Adobe®, Illustrator®, or Inkscape (an open
source SVG program);

(G-Technology and ÉCU logo

There is one (1) winner.
The prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by winner or cash equivalent is permitted.
a) the winning design will be printed as the official ÉCU t-shirt;
b) 5 free t-shirts;
c) 2 VIP tickets to the festival- free entry to all films, events and afterparties;
d) promotion of the designer of ÉCU’s various networks

The winner of the contest is going to be chosen by Facebook fans of The
European Independent Film Festival. The design which recieves the most
“likes” is the winner of the contest.

By participating in the Contest, the Entrant warrants and represents:
(a) he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of (and free of any adverse
claim by any person, firm, or corporation) all intellectual property
rights in and to the Entry;
(b) the Entry is not obscene or libelous, does not contain defamatory or
derogatory remarks, and does not violate any rights of any third party,
including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity;

Any submission idea, documentation, photograph or video entered in this
contest shall remain the exclusive property of sponsor. The Entrant
agrees that the sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual,
worldwide, irrevocable right to edit, publish and use these materials in
any way and in any and all media now or hereafter known for trade,
advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as the sponsor may
determine in its sole discretion without further consideration to
entrant or winner. The Entrant agrees to assign all rights, title and
interest in and to the submission, including copyright, to Sponsor and
waives his/her moral rights in the submission.


Concours de création T-Shirt



1. Introduction
Ce document décrit les règles officielles pour le concours de tee-shirts
de ÉCU Film Festival. L’objectif est de dévoiler votre créativé et
promouvoir le ÉCU Film Festival à travers votre création. La création
gagnante sera imprimée comme le tee-shirt officiel ÉCU, comme un article
exclusif. Pour qu’il n’y ait pas d’incohérences, ces règles prévalent.

2. Eligibilité
Le concours est ouvert uniquement aux personnes agés d’au moins 18 ans.

3. Dates du concours
Les soumissions du concours seront ouvertes du 24 Janvier au 13 Février 2011.
Les votes commenceront le 14 Février et fermeront le 20 Février.
Le gagnant sera annoncé le 21 Février.

4. Comment participer
Envoyez un mail à, avec votre nom, vos
coordonnés et votre création en JPG ou PDF. Titrez le sujet de votre
mail en mettant T-Shirt Contest.
Il n’y a aucun honoraire pour participer au concours.

5. Critère de soumission
Chaque participant ne peut soumettre qu’une création. Les soumissions
doivent respecter des critères de conception spécifiques pour être
accepté dans le concours:
a) l’emplacement des logos ÉCU et G-Tech (possibilité de les télécharger
ci-dessous) n’est pas réglementé, mais ils doivent être adapté à une
dimension de 10’‘X10’’ (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm);
b) toutes les soumissions doivent être soumises en JPG ou PDF;
c) la création gagnante doit être créée en utilisant un programme
graphisme vectoriel évolutif (‘‘SVG’’) comme Adobe®, Ilustrator®, ou
Inkscape (une source ouverte SVG programme).

(G-Technology and ÉCU logo

6. Prix
Il aura un gagnant.
Les prix sont nominatifs et aucune substitution par gagnant ou versement d’argent ne sont autorisés.
Les prix:
a) la création gagnante sera imprimée comme le tee-shirt officiel ÉCU;
b) 5 tee-shirts gratuits
c) 2 entrées VIP libre accés pour tous les films pour le festival, évènements et soirées.
d) promotion du gagnant sur les divers réseaux ÉCU

7. Jugement et sélection du gagnant
Le gagnant du concours sera élu par les fan de la page Facebook de The
European Independant Film Festival. Le créateur qui aura lui plus de
«J’aime» sera le gagnant du concours.

8. Représentations et garanties
En participant au concours, le participant garantie et représente:
a) il/elle est le seul et exclusif propriétaire des droits de propriété intellectuelle à et dans l’admission;
b) l’admission n’est pas obscène ou diffamatoire, ne doit pas contenir
de propos diffamatoires ou dégradants, et ne doit violer aucun droit, de
n’importe quel tiers y compris, mais non limité, les droits à la vie
privée ou la publicité;

9. Propriété intellectuelle
Les idées de soumission, documents, photographies ou vidéos entrés dans
ce concours ne resteront la propriété exclusive du sponsor. Le
participant accepte que le sponsor et ses désignés auront le droit
perpétuel, mondial, irrévocable d’éditer, publier et utiliser ces
matières de n’importe quelle façon et de tous médias maintenant ou après
connu pour le commerce, la publicité, des buts promotionnels et-ou
autres comme le sponsor peut déterminer à sa seule discrétion, sans
nouvelle considération au participant ou le gagnant. Le participant
consent à assigner de tous les droits, le titre et l’intérêt dans et à
la soumission, y compris le droit d’auteur, pour parainner et renoncer à
ses droits moraux dans la soumission.


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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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