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ÉCU 2012 screenings in CHINA

  ÉCU is in China and will host a screening of films from ÉCU 2012 on 3rd of November, at 7PM at The Western Academy of Beijing in China!  In showcasing its best films, ÉCU will be able to introduce to China the independent spirit of filmmaking that has kept filmmakers and fans returning to The European Independent Film Festival year after year.  

"Photo of the Festival" by Dominique Hilliard

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Congratulations to Dominique Hilliard, winner of ÉCU 2012 photo contest “Photo of the Festival”. Dominique will receive two VIP passes to ÉCU 2013 and membership in the ÉCU Club. There were some great photos and the ÉCU staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest."Photo of the Festival:" Winning submission of the "Photo of the Festival" for ECU 2012 by Dominique Hilliard ...

"Photo of the Festival" by Dominique Hilliard

Congratulations to Dominique Hilliard, winner of ÉCU 2012 photo contest “Photo of the Festival”. Dominique will receive two VIP passes to ÉCU 2013 and membership in the ÉCU Club. There were some great photos and the ÉCU staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest.

PABLO TOURRENC WORKSHOP AT ÉCU 2012

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Pablo Tourrenc: Has the whole process of filming and the production required to lift a film off the ground ever seemed difficult and daunting? Well Pablo Tourrenc is an expert and is here to advise you all about “Hands on Production”! He will give a general overview of what is needed to make a film and the craftsmanship of production, working from the initial script to the completed film. With a host of international and famed clients for music videos, documentaries, TV shows as well as f...

CHARLES WEINSTEIN WORKSHOP AT ÉCU 2012

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Charles Weinstein: Are you an actor in search of improving your craft? Or interested in entering the film industry and eager to get a head start in the industry? Charles Weinstein is providing a workshop for YOU! A film director from New York City and having worked with big names such as Laura Linney, Calista Flockhart and Michael Imperioli at Film Acting Paris (FAP), Weinstein is an expert on coaching aspiring actors in all areas, including castings, screen tests and television and film role...

ÉCU’S NEW PARTNERS FROM ITALY- MASHROME FILM FESTIVAL

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MAshRome FILM FEST – MASH UP AWARDS 2012Rome, June 2012Submit your film www.mashrome.orgThe Application Form to submit your film is available on www.mashrome.org. The MAshRome Film Fest, the first Italian festival dedicated to Mash Up, will showcase previews of the best new mash-ups of filmmakers from all over the world.A panel of international judges comprising illustrious names in the artistic, cultural and film industry world, will decide the winners of the competition, whose works will re...

ÉCU's Partners - The Virtual Bridge

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      The Virtual Bridge’s mission is helping young independent filmmakers & producers to connect with the European film industry by organising FilmPitch Webinar Services and provide Training & Education Programs using online meeting technology -removing geographical boundaries.Our focus is to build a (virtual) bridge between filmmakers in developing countries and the European film industry.The programs of the foundation are developed with the aim to scout...

ÉCU’s new partner Shooting People

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  Shooting People works to support, nurture and promote independent filmmakers. The Shooting People network was set up in 1998 to connect filmmakers, help them share resources, knowledge and experience, and to help them find an audience for their work. As soon as you become a Shooter you can start reading and posting to the email bulletins which go out daily to the entire membership of over 37,000 filmmakers. You can also build a profile, which will enable ...

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

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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...

The Forest is Red

"The Forrest is Red" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This surreal, magical and philosophically charged tale examines the life of an outcast as he struggles to blend into a world where everyone searches for their own uniqueness. Check out the teaser! "The Forrest is Red" est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012.Ce surréaliste, conte magique et philosophiquement chargées examine la vie de pa ...

Dilli

"Dilli" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. 'Dilli" is a moving collection of interviews with Delhi slum dwellers.  Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade - Bawana without water, shelter or drainage, while the city was being beautified for Commonwealth Games 2010. Che ...

Beats of Love

"Beats of Love" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. True love has no limits. Driven by his obsession for sound, a man goes into the city to find the perfect beat to conquer the heart of the woman of his dreams. Check out the trailer! "Beats of Love"  est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Le véritable amour n'a pas de limites. Poussé par son obsession pour le son, un homme pénètre dans ...

The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan

"The Boy Mir- Ten Years in Afghanistan" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. It is a travel to central Afghanistan a few months after the fall of the Taliban.  The film tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. This is a journey into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth and a journey that mirrors the vitally important story of Afghanistan. Chec ...

The Shared Palme d’Or

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by Marc Rickenbach   The 64th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival opened with Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris. The American filmmaker, who has been honored by the festival in the past, is famously known to keep his films out of any competition and often does not show up, even if nominated. To some this might appear as a slight against those who wish to celebrate his work, but Allen simply does not feel that films, or any art for that mat...

Submit to ECU 2012

We’re excited to open up submissions here in Cannes for the seventh edition of ÉCU, taking place from March 30th to April 1st 2012 in Paris, France. We can’t wait to see what you all have to show us this year! Pour tous nos fans ÉCU prêts et impatients – nous sommes désormais prêts d’accepter toutes vos soumissions 2012! Nous attendons avec grande impatience pour vos submissions!

ECU's First Day in Cannes

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ÉCU is in Cannes soaking up the sun, sights and sounds. But it's not all play, we've had meetings galore, met some incredibly talented filmmakers and told everybody in the Palais about The European Independent Film Festival! Bienvenue au Festival de Cannes! Nous avions beaucoup de rendezvous, rencontrions des cineastes talentueux et racontions tout le monde du Festival Européen du Film Indépendant!  Check out more photos here   ...
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