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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 14th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival will take place in Paris, France in 5th, 6th and 7th of April, 2019.
 
For more details regarding the festival, please visit our website at www.ecufilmfestival.com

 

 


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The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT


ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France.

European Dramatic Feature (5)

Iron Doors 3D - Germany

On the Inside -  Germany

Labirent - Turkey

Women and Children -  United Kingdom

Everywhere and Nowhere -  United Kingdom

European Dramatic Short (25) 

Useful - Belgium

GRANTRÆET -  Denmark

No Face -  France

Meeting in the Heavens -  France

Le Passage - France

1000 Grams - Germany

Maria - Germany

The Runner -  Germany/ South Africa

Little King -  Greece

The Padlock -  Italy

The Poet - Italy

Return - Kosovo

Luftballong -  Norway

Viktoria -  Russia

El Vampirito -  Spain

Dissection of a Storm -  Spain

Wild Rice Without a Rat -  Spain/ Italy/ Switzerland

Splitscreen:A Love Story - United Kingdom

Corner Shop - United Kingdom

Tooty’s Wedding -  United Kingdom

Berlinoises -  France

About a Spoon - Belgium

Beats of Love -  Belgium

Noite Gelda em Castelo Branco -  Portugal

Suspekt -  Germany

European Documentary (4) 

Al-Halqa – Im Kreis der Geschichtenerzähler -  Germany

M Ferma -  Latvia

Memories Of Old Awake -  United Kingdom

The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan - United Kingdom

Experimental Film (9) 

Enchanted -  Canada/ United Kingdom

Facebox -  Estonia

Sequence Error -  Greece

Her Mother’s Daughter -  Ireland

Metachaos -  Italy

Dreamt In Flesh -  United Kingdom

Falling -  United Kingdom

Still Life -  Spain

I Look I Move -  Russia

Non-European Dramatic Feature (4)

The Day Hollywood Died -  Australia

Blissestraße -  Canada/ Germany

The Forest is Red -  USA

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy -  Canada

Non-European Dramatic Short (10) 

The Telegram Man -  Australia

Perhaps -  Australia

Minute 200 -  Colombia

Mon Armie Noire -  India

Paul -  Israel

Grounded -  USA

Melt -  USA

Wolf Call -  USA

Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love -  USA

Through the Door - USA

Non-European Documentary (6) 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Australia

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure -  Australia

The Rhythm of My Life – ISMAEL SANKARA - Gabon

DILLI -  India

Last Will and Embezzlement -  USA

Four and Half Years Old -  China

Music Video (6) 

CMX-The Milky Way -  Finland

L’Ancre, la Croix, le Coeur - France/ Finland

New and For Sale – Candid - Germany

Addiction Italy/ USA/ United Kingdom

Rugged Wilderness & Mountain Man No More – Dropping Feathers -  Norway

House -  United Kingdom

Animation (7) 

Much Better Now -  Austria

Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation -  Germany

The Game -  Poland

Eso te Pasa Por Barroco -  Spain

The Girl and the Hunter - Switzerland

The Squirrel and the Penguin -  United Kingdom

The Man With A Stolen Heart -  United Kingdom

Youth Film (2) 

Drawing A Smile -  Cyprus

The Punishment -  Italy

Student Film (22) 

Cake Story -  Bulgaria

Withering Love -  Denmark

Derapage -  France

Trace of Light -  Germany/ New Zealand

With No One In the World -  Israel

A Wonderful Day -  Israel

MYSHOES -  Italy

Rima in Beirut -  Lebanon

Reisning -  Norway

Wacked..! -  Switzerland

Alone -  United Kingdom

Callum -  United Kingdom

My Friend the Thief - United Kingdom

8 Second Dance - USA

MIJO - USA

Salam Ghourba - USA

A Little Push - USA

Mossadegh - USA

Hadley TK-421 -  United Kingdom

Time of the Plums - Turkey 

Jouigan giehta pasyn - Norway

Goldfish Love- USA / Finland  

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About ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival

Hillier Scott
(ECU)

 

 

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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