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ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival Info!

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  ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is a weekend-long event showcasing some of the best indie films from all over the globe followed by an opportunity to get to know some of the directors better at a Q & A session and even at their amazing after parties!  Come join them in discovering, projecting, and promoting some of the World's best filmmakers.  For more information visit www.ecufilmfestival.com ...

Cry With Me - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Norwegian submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Student Category.    

The Treehouse - submission to ÉCU 2013

The Treehouse is about two very different 11-year-old kids with similar, tragic pasts. They both want to see their moms again more than anything, but only Angela believes it possible. Faced with an uncertain future, Matthew reluctantly gives this girl's wild claims a chance, stepping into her treehouse where an intergalactic journey, and a grim destination, awaits him.  

31 chords - submission to ÉCU 2013

31 is a prime number. It is a centered triangular number, a centered pentagonal number and centered decagonal number. 31 is the number of musical triads (12 major, 12 minor, 4 diminished, and 3 augmented). For some the meaning of 31 relates it to success but the price for that success is extreme loneliness. It is also associated with absolute freedom. 31 est un nombre premier. C'est un nombre de triangle centré, d ...

Lifever- Submission to ÉCU 2013

Karine is 16 and lives with her mother. Every day, she chats with her father, on the phone or on a web cam. One evening, Karine's mother announces her that their financial situation has become very precarious. The whole family balance is questioned. Now, it's really time to say it. But say what? And to whom ? Karine, 16 ans, vit seule avec sa mère. Chaque jour, elle discute avec son père, au téléphone ou par we ...

The Waiting - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  Across the globe an estimated 27 million people have been internally displaced by conflict. One such conflict, on Europe's doorstep, is between the former Soviet states of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Since the crisis began some 20 years ago, many thousands have been killed but many more people, some half a million - a staggering 20% of Azerbaijan's total population - have been forced to flee their homes and live like ...

The Predictable Life Of Sebastian - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  The middle-aged and skeptical writer, Sebastian, is sent a script. When he opens it he realizes he is the lead character. Trying to prove the script wrong he makes several attempts to cheat it - with no luck. When he starts to skip pages in the script he encounters alternate versions of himself. Now he has to follow the script to see if it will restore order. But will it?    

Hatch - New submission to ÉCU 2013

  HATCH follows two couples and the wrenching decisions they each must make on a wintry Vienna night. Milo and Biljana, illegal immigrants seeking opportunity, must acknowledge that they cannot raise their newborn and hope to achieve their own youthful dreams at the same time. Across town, Thomas and Andreas, an older and more stable couple desperately want to welcome a child into their lives. Decisions borne of d ...

Crow Feathers- New Submission to ÉCU 2013

A boy and his mum live on an isolated farm. One day a Crow man crashes into their world. Mask characters combine with animation in this experimental short narrative film.

Kore - Submission to ÉCU 2013

There are spirals everywhere in nature. But where is the nature in an increasingly urban and dehumanised world? A japanese woman, dressed in the traditional way, goes in search of spirals hidden in the maze of industrial concrete. Even if it means to create spirals by herself. La spirale est une forme omniprésente dans la nature. Mais où est la nature dans un monde de plus en plus urbain et déshumanisé ? Une ...

Nostos - Submission to ÉCU 2013

With the Armistice of 1943, Michele, a young italian soldier begins his homecoming journey.The state of forced isolation in primitive, unspoiled environments leads 'the deserter' towards an intimate and profound relationship with the primordial essence of life. Within a changing and surreal landscape, favorable and adverse at the same time, Michele covers the span of human existence through his apparently accidental ...

The Test of Freedom: Muslim Americans and the Struggle Against Prejudice - Submission ÉCU 2013

The Test of Freedom: Muslim Americans and the Struggle Against Prejudice Facing growing hysteria and bias, US Muslims live out their faith and confront discrimination in ways that uplift those around them. Rejecting portrayals as the villain or the victim, they set forward their own narratives about the role of Islam in an increasingly diverse and divided America.

Oh Willy - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Buumes - New Sumbission to ÉCU 2013

"Buumes" is  ne submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Short. Encounters in the hallway of a Swiss housing estate lead to a neighbourly invitation. What starts out as a cosy evening takes an unexpected ending. It gets late, very late, but the guests -- Mr. and Mrs. Baumann or "Buumes" -- remain seated on the sofa in Stettlers' living room and are still there the next morning...

My Father and The Man In Black - submission to ÉCU 2013

An intense personal adventure with universal themes that just happens to feature on of 20th-century music's greatest icons, 'My Father and The Man In Black' presents the untold story of 'bad boy' Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for clues to his father's suicide in the shadow of a legend. Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul

Homo Sapiens Cyborg - Submission to ÉCU 2013 (Trailer)

Will humans ever evolve again? Sophie sees beyond appearances. Here life is complex. The relationship with the people around here is nonexistent. It is during a cold night of winter that here life changes drastically. The extraordinary meeting with a superior being unleashed an endless pursuit that will create the myth of Homo Sapiens Cyborg.   Director Biography (English): Stefano Mosimann was born in Sorengo, Swi ...

Hotel De Sade - submission to ÉCU 2013 (official trailer)

Believing that he killed his daughter instead of saving her from kidnappers, Zhang Li is dismantled. He finds himself lured to China seeking solace in pain and blood at Paradise Hotel where every carnal and beastly desire is satiated. With a savage boss, the terrifying Burnt Man at the helm of the underground brothel, no perversion is turned away.

Ljubav Dolazi Kasnije

 In this romantic tragedy, love drama, stories are interwoven with three characters that are trying to solve their emotional problems and unresolved relationships from the past during one night. Each of the characters survive his loneliness with others.

New Submission to ÉCU 2013! - I am Tom Moody (trailer)

Watch the trailer of 'I am Tom Moody'. A new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the Student Film Category. Enjoy! I Am Tom Moody is a film about the creative struggle, it is about self-doubt, the source of these doubts and overcoming our past. We meet tom Moody in his first moment on stage, struggling to open his mouth and sing. Plunged into his subconscious mind we discover two voices, battling to narrate the viewer throug ...

Winners of ÉCU 2012 screened by Naperville Independent Film Festival

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Big thank you to our partners Naperville Independent Film Festival for screening ALL 23 winners from ÉCU 2012 - what a great honor to our filmmakers! /// Un grand Merci à notre partenaire Naperville Independent Film Festival pour avoir projeté les 23 films gagnants d'ÉCU 2012 - quel honneur pour nos réalisateurs! ...

Indie tips for Bastille Day

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The Champs-Elysees shakes with the pounding of hundreds of hooves as French soldiers march their horses past the Arc de Triomph. The strumming of guitars and pounding of drums flows through every street of Paris and the sky above the Eiffel Tower sparkles with red fireworks. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and the paradigm shift in French society. Known as La Fête Nationale in France, the fourteenth of July is a symbol of the great revolution that forever changed g...

Line Up for the 24th Galway Film Fleadh announced

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Last week in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, the programme for Ireland’s premier film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, was unveiled. Among festival staff, industry professionals and film entusiasts, Festival Programmer Gar O’Brien said at the launch “This year is without doubt a banner year for Irish film…alongside the usual mix of the best in world cinema and documentaries”. The 24th edition of the festival, which takes place from 10-15th July, has a line-up that includes 1...

ÉCU interviews stars at "All Senses"

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The ÉCU team enjoyed a night of fantastic indie films and delicious sushi at the “All Senses” event at the Palais de Toyko on Friday night. Fashionistas and film enthusiasts alike flooded onto the patio to enjoy a drink (or two) and take in the stunning view of the Eiffel Tour. We shot an interview with Vicki Mather, recipient of the Best Student Film at ÉCU 2011 for “Stanley Pickle”, as she shared her upcoming plans, creative direction, and thoughts on developing technolo...

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