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ÉCU would like to inform all our festival fans that starting today, June 23rd, a Hitachi team of eight will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain endurance test where participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. The team will attempt to summit all three mountains in less than 48 hours! The event is organized by the charity “The Railway Children,” which helps vulnerable children, particularly those living on the streets and a...

World Premiers at ÉCU 2011

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ÉCU 2011, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will be showcasing 77 films from 27 countries all over the globe. Ranging in genre, the festival has everything from feature films, short films and documentaries to animation, student films and experimental works. ÉCU ’s Official Selection represents the very best independent filmmaking talent from around the world. Several films will be making their World Premieres at the festival and we will see more than a dozen othe...

ECU's Scott Hillier announces the line up of films in competition

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Exhausted. Mental images of hundreds of films spiraling through tired minds. Eyes a-sting. Tremendously excited about the event to come. First of all I have to say a big congratulations to the 78 filmmakers who have made their way into ÉCU’s 2011 ‘Official Selection’. It was a hard, hard process this year – we were inundated with amazing films – and for those filmmakers that didn’t get in – please keep on going, the world needs great story tellers. Thanks also goes to my selection...

Official Selection 2011

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ÉCU- THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION ANNOUNCED 78 films from 25 countries to be screened in Paris, 1-3 April. PARIS, FRANCE (17 February, 2011) – ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival, Europe’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and their audiences, announces its Official Selection for the sixth edition of the festival. ÉCU 2011, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will showcase 78 films from 25 countries ranging in genre fro...

Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins…

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This month we say au revoir to Rhiannon Hobbins, ÉCU’s Festival Manager for the past four years. Rhiannon was the ultimate resource for all that is ÉCU but she is moving on to her next adventure back in her home country of Australia. It’s hard to express how much she will be missed but her influence will be everlasting as the festival builds upon the fabulous foundations that she put in place. So, without further ado Rhiannon tells us in her own words how the last four years...

Sharing creativity with G-Technology by Hitachi

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Following last month’s exciting announcement of the overall winner of our Driven Creativity Competition, check out this exclusive video of the gallery exhibition of shortlisted work! The video was taken at the private launch night of the exhibition, held in London’s Brick Lane, and looks at what creativity means to the winning entrants. We also recently had an inspiring chat with the competition’s amateur film winner – Ke Nguyen and his stop motion photography animation Hayf...

Submit to ÉCU 2011

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Talented Filmmaker? Interested in joining an Indie film community? Dream of screening your film in the city where cinema was invented? Then the European Independent Film Festival is where you want to be! We are now accepting film submissions for our sixth edition which will take place in Paris the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April 2011. At ÉCU, it is not about who you know or the latest fashionable theme, we are looking for brilliant original work across twelve categories: European: - Dramati...

NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010 La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode. Ce ...

The European Independent Film Festival Wraps and announces its Awards

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe's premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival's award winners. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, screened 72 films from 28 countries over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Le Triomphe Théâtre in Paris. Twenty-three awards were given out at the ceremony. Winners include Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun from Lost Paradise(France) for "Best Director...

The European Independent Film Festival Awards

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival’s award winners. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, screened 72 films from 28 countries over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Le Triomphe Théâtre in Paris. Twenty-three awards were given out at the ceremony. Winners include Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun from Lost Paradise(France) for “Best Director,” ...

The European Independent Film Festival 2010 Official Selection

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), in partnership with G-technology by Hitachi, is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2010 will showcase 67 films from 26 countries on the 12th, 13th and 14th March in Paris, France. EuropeanDramatic Short (24) Blocked (Norway) Boiler (UK)  Ca Roule (France)  Champagne Supernova (Spain) City Game (France) Committed (Iceland) Curtains (UK) Das Packet (Germany) Deux Minutes(France)...

ECU European Independenet Fest announces line up

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Paris to host sixty–seven of the World’s best indie films 12 - 14 March PARIS, FRANCE (15 February, 2010) – The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and their audiences, announces its Official Selection for the fifth edition of the festival. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, will showcase sixty–seven films from twenty–seven countries ranging in genre from feature films, short films, documentaries, animatio...

Cine Gay highlights at San Diego Latino

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CINE GAYSan Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by presenting another year of the Cine Gay Showcase. Challenging the historical exclusion of under-represented communities in the media, the festival takes advantage of the opportunity of this showcase to highlight experiences of gay life in different corners of the world, underlining the universal experience as well as the unique expressions of the Latin GLBT ...
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