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"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.

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

English In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial ...

The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5) Iron Doors 3D - Germany On the Inside -  Germany Labirent - Turkey Women and Children -  United Kingdom Everywhere and Nowhere -  United Kingdom European Dramatic Short (25)  Useful - Belgium ...

Le Ballon Rouge

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Le Ballon Rouge, Albert Lamorisse, 1956 by Josie Ainscough Le Ballon Rouge is a short, beautifully made film shot in colour, which tells the story of a little boy who finds a bright red balloon tied to a lamppost. He unties it, and finds out that it has a mind of its own. The balloon follows him around, bobbling along behind him, on the bus to school, even getting him into trouble with his head teacher. A group of bullies, jealous of the boy and his friendly balloon, chase them thr...

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 Partner CityCelebrity

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The federal network of city portals CITYCELEBRITY (www.citycelebrity.ru) is the largest independent crowdsourcing creative platform in Russia. They gather young talents from the whole of the country, making projects and contests in which thousands of people can take part and collaborate with festivals, culture centers, universities, international representatives and embassies, galleries, museums, creative and business communities.By registering at CITYCELEBRITY, you are going to to get new exper...

10 REASONS TO SUBMIT TO ÉCU

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Compete, be judged, screen, be seen, promote, network, travel, participate, join, discover. 1. Compete: If you get into ÉCU 2012’s Official Selection you will be in competition with some of the best independent filmmakers in the world at Europe’s premier independent film festival. 2. Screen your film to large international audiences if your film is selected to be in the elite group of less than 100 films in the Official Selection. 3. Get judged by a panel of experts ...

ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

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1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a pitch meeting with the local branch of the now defunct UK Film council (Northern Film & Media- thankfully NFM are still here) where I had been as...

ÉCU new look video!

Check out ÉCU's NEW LOOK for 2012! Another year, another amazing festival, another great new look! Enjoy our new look and get ready for the best ÉCU festival yet, taking place in Paris on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.

"A Life of Death" in Tremendous Company at DOCartoon in Italy!

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"A Life of Death" (2003/USA/8 mins) will play in DOCartoon in Pietrasanta, Italy from September 24-30, 2011. Other titles selected for this prestigious festival are Chris Landreth's Oscar-winning "Ryan", "Yellow Sticky Notes" by 2009 Clermont-Ferrand winner Jeff Chiba Stearns, and the multiple award-winner "Giallo Milano" by Sergio Basso. For more information on the festival, please download this program: http://issuu.com/claudianeri65/docs/docartoo...

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 ...

New Submission to ÉCU 2012 - "Sin fin" Teaser

“Sin Fin” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This art movie presents two Performance artists roaming far and wide in a 'spherical research'. The characters circulate, inscribe, and their stories to others. Check out the teaser! /// « Sin fin » est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012. Le film présente deux artistes de performance en itinérance loin dans une 'recherche sphérique'.

ÉCU August Newsletter Update

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It is hot, hot, hot in Paris this month! As Parisians begin to shuffle their way back from their summer vacations, the empty streets of Paris are beginning to clutter up once again. With the month of August swiftly coming to a close, it heralds the bittersweet end of summer and the start of busy spring days ahead. After a nice relaxing summer it’s time for the ÉCU team to get back to work! Although the summer has been a bit more laid back than usual, submissions are still rolling ...

Covariance

"Covariance" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser! "Covariance" est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours de pistes les écartent de plus en plus de la maison. Regardez ...

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 ...

Moore joins 'Jewtopia' cast

Film News: 'Avatar' thesp joins Hewitt, Sergei in play adaptation -- "Avatar" thesp Joel David Moore has landed the other male lead in Bryan Fogel's feature adaptation of the Off-Broadway hit "Jewtopia," which stars Ivan Sergei and Jennifer Love Hewitt, as Variety first reported.

Bollywood Musical Comedy Movie

"Miya Anari Ba Biwi Khilari Ba" is a upcoming Bhojpuri Bollywood-style Canadian-Indian musical comedy film written, directed and produced by Babukishan Das (interview) starring Birbal, Yogini, Varsha, Chhatu Master, Yunus Parvez and many more. The film featurs songs performed by renowned Bollywood singers Sapna Awasti, Vinod Rathod, Chandana Dixit, Anuradha Paudwal and Anwar. Filmed in India with great

ÉCU Special Screening at Café COUTUME

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ÉCU is excited to host our first post-2011 festival screening, where we will be featuring two “Europe’s Best Independent” awarded films at Café COUTUME, located in central Paris. This showing will be one of many special screenings ÉCU will be hosting in Paris in the next few months. Make sure you sign up with our ÉCU Members Club to get premier access to all of our screenings! To obtain your passes now, click here: ...

End of Cannes Film Festival 2011

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Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to the end of its 12 day run, we can say that 2011 was full of change and excitement! Lots of fun, but definitely lots of work and preparation as well! The Closing Ceremony dished out all the glamour that we have come to expect from the Cannes Film festival, and DeNiro was more than willing to play the part as this year’s Jury President, distributing the coveted trophies to the winning directors and stars of the evening. Despit...

Festival FranceDoc : Expériences documentaires

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Experiences could simply mean everything that, by luck or misfortune, happens to us. Good, bad, bittersweet or equivocal memories. But experiences are not always just handed to us. They are born out of our desire to try things out, to make things work. Experience = experiment. This year, we invite you to partake in our own documentary experiment: through the first edition of FranceDoc Festival, we want to share with you some 40 singular moments that have either moved, shocked, or tickl...

Inconnu Festival 2011

Inconnu Festival 2013, PARIS, FRANCE


 Dear filmmakers and cinema lovers,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the tenth edition of our famous Inconnu Festival, an international short film festival that takes place every year in Paris, France.

The tree day festival will take place in spring 2013 in a prestigious Parisian cinema. We will project a series of 30 carefully selected short films. There are three prizes to be won at the end of the festival: a public’s award, an award for the team’s favorite film and an award from our very own jury of professionals.

Here are our entry requirements:

Deadline is on the 8th of March 2013
Length: Between 7 seconds to 20 minutes
Subscription is free!
If the film is in a foreign language, don’t forget to add subtitles.

To compete, please fill up and send theinscription form with a DVD copy of your film to this address:


Association Cinésept , L'Inconnu Festival
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
UFR LAC Case 7010
16 rue Marguerite Duras
75205 Paris CEDEX France
You can also submit your movie on the internet, please visit our website http://www.inconnufestival.frfor further information.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
 

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THE INCONNU FESTIVAL - 2011 CALL FOR FILMS   Directors! If you are looking for an audience to discover your talents, send your work to The Inconnu Festival! The 8th edition of our short-film festival will be held from the 27-30 April 2011 in Paris! Films must be between 5-25 minutes in length, but as for the rest, surprise us! If your film is i...

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