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Leap Before You Look Trailer

Calling all Dads - Trailer time! "Leap before you look" is a new submission to ÉCU which looks at what makes people want to be a father...Make sure you take a look! Pour l'attention de tous les peres - c'est l'heure pour les bandes annonces! "Leap before you look" est une nouvelle soumission à l'ÉCU qui examine les raison qui motivent les hommes à devinir un papa... Regardez! Leap Before You ...


BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria – The European Independent Film Festival, South Western University “Neofit Rilski", The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Early Bird Student Film Festival and In the Palace International Short Film Festival will share for three days at the American University in Bulgaria during the fisrt edition of AUBG Short Film Festival from the 24th to 26th of November. AUBG Short Film Fest will showcase 28 short films from more than 13 countries. The films, ...

The Hunt Teaser

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU A pair of young women run for their lives amongst the decay of a fallen civilization. However, the question beckons, exactly what are you willing to do to survive? Une paire de jeunes femmes courir pour leur vie au milieu de la désintégration d'une civilisation déchue. Cependant, la question fait signe, exactement ce que vous êtes prêts à faire pour survivre?

House (music video) trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY Music video for band Cool Fun... From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl. Les poupées élégante devenue à la vie dans les crevasses d'une maison décrépite, surveillé par une jeune fille étrange et sinistre jeunes.

Hardly Bear to Look at You trailer (new!)

New Revised trailer for Hardly Bear to Look at You

Watersprite Student Film Festival (based in Cambridge!) wants YOU to submit!

Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival - *Call for Entries*   For the third year running, Cambridge is hosting a vibrant student film festival, showcasing works from around the world alongside a diverse programme of free events. Already growing in leaps and bounds, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward emerging talent, inspire and educate young filmmakers and provide a meeting ground for students and industry professionals. In February 2012...

Kadi Lokk's "Old-Spice" style Call for Submissions to ÉCU 2012

Our esteemed festival manager, Kadi Lokk, wants YOU to submit to ÉCU 2012! Once your done laughing, make sure you don't miss the EARLYBIRD dealine on November 20th!


NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Dominik, a man who has lost everything. His wife, son, job, house - even his pride. Financially and emotionally bankrupt he enters Berlins first and only Maennerhaus - a shelter for battered men. He meets Holger the director of the house and its members. After a psychiatric examination by the youth welfare office he has to participate in the Group Therapy Session of the Maennerhaus in orde ...

ÉCU'S top tips for Indepedent Cardiff

Cardiff - a tiny city, but expanding and building in confidence every day. A city where if you want to do something, you can make it happen.   Nowhere typifies this more than Chapter Arts Centre. Want to try your hand at stand up comedy? Ask at the fortnightly amateur comedy show. Fancy playing obscure board games with strangers? Pop round on a Sunday afternoon. Always dreamt of seeing your work on the big screen? There’s a monthly showcase of local filmmaker...

November is the month of firsts here at ÉCU!

On to the first of firsts…the launch of ÉCU’s new category, ‘ÉCU Firsts’. This exciting new edition offers first-time filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films at the ÉCU Film Festival in our special “ÉCU Firsts” screening area in Paris, for free, from March 30th to April 1st 2012. Check our website’s Homepage for details on submission criteria. For the first time ever, Kadi is off to Sofia, Bulgaria to judge the 7th edition of the International S...

VISCERAL: Between the Ropes of Madness

Director: Felipe Eluti Cueto.
A loser boxer, after losing a big fight, he abandon his dream and falls in a destructive life of alcohol and depression. Slowly he falls in a world of madness and pain in which a diabolical being tortures him and gives him the power to kill torture and destroy.

Visceral: Between the Ropes of Madness

The trailer for Visceral: Between the Ropes of Madness a Chilean Independent Gore Bondage Film.

Die Farbe Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 A film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Colour Out of Space'. An unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the "blasted heath" in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. Listening to the experiences of an old man by the name of Ammi Pierce, the narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed into lands then-owned by a farmer ...

ÉCU hits the small screen with our new media partner Canal 180

ÉCU and Canal 180: a new television channel on the Portuguese cable TV scene and totally dedicated to culture. ÉCU is pleased to present its new media partner: OSTV and its channel Canal 180. Canal 180 is an award-winning independent television project designed to cover a wide spectrum of cultural activity in Portugal. It is committed to promoting and developing national talent, as well as creating new content formats. It will be the first collaborative and interactive cultural cha...

European film festival in Miami, May 3-10,2012

[About The Festival]

The European Film Festival [in Miami] has a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. For the last 6 years, thousands of film enthusiasts and industry professionals from all over the world meet in Miami and transform the city into an international capital of auteur cinema. The weeklong festival has become an important meeting point for the European film industry to share their thirst for new discoveries and passion for cinema.

Red Chemistry Inc, a non-profit organization incorporated in Florida with a mission to promote the art of filmmaking in South Florida and around the world, was created by Isabelle Lambert in 2006. Since then, the Festival has brought more than 150 films in 12 languages from all over Europe. Cultural, institutional and corporate partners have supported this event to promote European film industry for the last five years.

In 2012, the European Film Festival in Miami will offer about 45 screenings - taking place at Miami’s busiest film locations. Locations such as the newly renovated Miami Beach Cinematheque, Cinema O, The Gusman Theater, Miami Beach Colony Theater and the brand new Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Located at the crossroads of a multi-cultural audience and thanks to the Eurocinema V.O.D release, the festival has become a unique launch platform for new films from Europe. In order to reinforce its position as a major film festival, prestigious opening and parties will take place during the course of the festival. Filmmakers, actors and producer who come to Miami for the premiere of their films will have a unique opportunity to interact with cultural personalities, celebrities, and carefully selected guests during various evening events. Media coverage and public relations will be handled by the well-established Tara Ink agency.

To help promote Miami´s up and coming talents, the Festival will organize a Short Film Competition where local film students will present their work. In addition, an international jury will select the best feature films among all the films screened during the Festival. The winner will receive a prize during the closing night ceremony.

The European Film Festival is going to reach new heights and aim at becoming the first event to connect South Florida with today´s best talents in the European film industry.


KAN Film Festival - Call for Entries

Dear Filmmaker! It is with utmost pleasure that we invite you to take part in the forthcoming 13th edition of Amateur and Independent Film Festival KAN, scheduled for April/May 2012. For the thirteenth edition, we have revised the Festival Programme. The Festival is now made up from two Competitions: The Amateur and Independent Film Competition and the School Film Competition. The Amateur and Independent Film Competition (divided into two categories: Amateur Film and I...


Secret agent Dominick Deladoor wakes up after being in coma for 6 years. His memory progressively comes back and with that comes trouble. However in the world of secret services what appears is not always what it seems to be. Who is John Valos, and why is Valos so eager to kill Deladoor? And in the end what is the role of Dominick’s father?

ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November

ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells the end of our Indian summer, thanks to the Festival d’Automne there will be lots to keep everyone’s mind off the gloom outside. Since 1972, the festival has offered challenging contemporary cul...

Festival de Cine Online GLOBAL 2011-

El Primer Festival de Cine Global de ComunidadZoom es un espacio donde los usuarios podrán acceder de manera legal a films nacionales aún no estrenados junto a otros que pasaron por circuitos alternativos o independientes. Estos ingredientes se suman al hecho de que este evento puede considerarse el State of the art de los medios audiovisuales actuales: un festival de cine online, con las butacas en las casas de los espectadores y todos los elementos necesarios para interactuar con la tecnología, como es el caso del mecanismo de votación para escoger el mejor film. No te pierdas la oportunidad de mirar el mejor cine argentino en, la manera legal de ver cine. Puntos destacados 10 días de programación Más de 100 películas para ver por internet 40 películas en competencia Un jurado de lujo integrado por Ricardo Darín, Pablo Trapero, Lita Stantic, Andrés di Tella y Victor hugo Morales que definirá las películas premiadas y las distinciones Un mecanismo de voto online para que el público asistente pueda determinar el ganador en la categoría Mejor Película

2012 Call for Entries for the 4th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

2012 submissions are open for the 4th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films from around the world. Deadline: August 15, 2012.

2012 Call For Entries for: 11th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival

2012 Call For Entries open for the 11th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films from around the world. Submissions are open to all genres. Deadline: December 1, 2011. ...

2012 Derby City Film Festival announces additional awards for winning films

2012 Derby City Film Festival announces additional awards for winning films Selected winning films to receive national recognition and possible distribution The Derby City Film Festival is pleased to announce partnerships with two major organizations which will offer additional prizes to selected winners of the 2012 festival. As in previous years, winners in each category (Student Short, US Short, International Short, Doc Short, US Feature, International Feature & Doc Featur...

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Angels without Wings trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 The in-depth story and thirteen year journey of one extraordinary pilot who lost her career and health to what many say is aviation's biggest cover up. This film relives the story of Melbourne born Susan Michealis through extensive footage and interviews. La profondeur et l'histoire de treizeans de voyage d'unepilote extraordinaire, qui a perdusacarrière et sa santé d'après beaucoup de ...

Sweet Focus Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 - Family feuds, grief, loss, and ultimately redemption come together in “Sweet Focus”. But is it enough to win at ÉCU 2012? Check out the trailer! /// Nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012 - les querelles familiales, le deuil, la perte, et finalement la rédemption sont réunis dans «Sweet Focus ». C’est suffisant à gagner à l’ÉCU 2012 ? Regardez la bande-annonce!