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NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011

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Meet the new ECU Festival Manager Kadi Lokk

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Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard, played hard, but most important enjoyed my time while working for the "Fun European Project". My position at the festival has been marketing coordinator, which has been fun and...

Welcome to the new Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk!

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Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard, played hard, but most important enjoyed my time while working for the “Fun European Project”. My position at the festival has been marketing coordinator, which has been fun an...

NEWSLETTER N° 504: April 9, 2011

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ECU Ends With Awards Ceremony

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ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival’s award winners. ÉCU 2011, in partnership with G-Technology, screened 77 films from 26 countries over the weekend of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April 2011 at cinema Sept Parnassiens and the Cinema Action Christine in Paris.Twenty awards were given out at the ceremony. “The Best Director” 2011 was shared by Susanne Kellermann, Florian Hirschmann, Katja Benrath the directors of...

Winners of the European Independent Film Festival

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We are delighted to announce this year’s winners at the prestigious ÉCU 2011 awards. The jury had a very tough decision choosing from the huge number of incredible films submitted to the festival, but after much debate the winners were announced at our awards ceremony this evening, marking the end of another great festival. Here is a list of the winners by category. Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer les gagnants des prix d’ÉCU 2011. Ca n’a pas été facile pour le jury de choi...

ECU 2011: DAY ONE updates

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GETTING READYÉCU team arrived to the the cinéma 7 Parnassiens bright and early to get ready for the opening night of ÉCU 2011. We will give you updates the whole weekend long, so stay tuned.Lèquipe d`ÉCU sont arrivé ce matin au cinéma 7 Parnassiens pour commencer la préparation pour la soirée d’ouverture d’ÉCU 2011. Nous allons vous donner des mis a jour pendant tout le weekend donc rester connecté.Check out the photo album at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43776598@N04/5579...

77 films are competing for of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU

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77 films from 26 countries are competing for the title of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU- The Eu ropean Independent Film Festival 2011 This weekend, between the 1st and 3rd of April, the European Independent Film Festival will screen 77 independent films from 26 countries at cinema Sept Parnassiens located in Paris Montparnasse Quarter and the Cinema Christine located in the Saint Germain-des-Prés Quarter of Paris. Since its inception six years ago the festival has proved to be...

Welcome to ÉCU 2011

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On behalf of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival we would like to invite you to this years festival! ÉCU will be showcasing 77 films from 25 different countries. We will also be offering several workshops hosted by industry professionals ranging from subjects such as the art of scriptwriting to acting to learning how to use video game art in order to create a film. Check out trailers from our official selection, find out scheduling details and book your tickets on our web...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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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...

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Can Film Festivals Work Together?

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  Can film festivals work together? That was one of the provocative questions brought up on the first full day of the International Film Festival Summit, a "meeting of the minds" event that is bringing together leading film festival reps in Berlin today and tomorrow. The event is being held at the Berlin Hilton Hotel. "While I think that collaboration can always happen, the idea that film festivals will share their contacts, films or sponsors is rather utopian", ...

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 494: January 28, 2011

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Season's greeting to all our friends on the festival circuit! I thank you for the warm and encouraging messages around my candidacy for President of uniFrance, Thanks for your support : results in the next newsletter!. Bruno Chatelin Support Bruno Chatelin running for President at uniFrance and discover his program  Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly ...

T-Shirt Design Contest

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Rules 1. INTRODUCTION 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 prevail. 2. ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open only to individuals who are at least 18 years of age. 3. CO...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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LA Music Video Festival: rookie fest out this month

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After many months of preparation, a postponement of the event from october to january, some promo help from filmfestivals.com (bills unpaid alas) the first annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) will finally take place Sunday, January 23rd, at the Downtown Independent Theater. Concert and after-party will follow at The Echoplex with LA favorites, Voxhaul Broadcast and Black Apples. Out of over 200 submissions from 16 different countries, finalists were selected to participate in stude...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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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...

NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

The Alphabet of our Paris week: A to Z with ECU

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Hey, we’re Elly and Katia, we’re two sixteen year old students from The Latymer School, London, doing work experience at ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival in Paris. We’re currently both (coincidentally) studying French, Philosophy and Ethics, English Literature and History, and have one year left of Sixth Form. As we both write the film section of our school’s student magazine, working at ÉCU is a fantastic experience for us to pursue our interest in film and media a...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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