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G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, 'We Miss You' by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies the creative spirit of the competition, focusing on the relationship between humans and nature by asking: What if nature misses us or do...

The winners of the G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011 have now been announced

After a lot of deliberation (and strong coffee), the judges have now decided on their winners and runners-up in the filmmaking categories. This was no easy matter, with great entries in both the amateur and professional categories. You can see who they chose here – With galleries in Berlin, London and Paris you will get the chance to view all the shortlisted film entries, see selected photography entries and hear some of the best music entries. Th...

G-Tech FR Interview with ÉCU 2011 winners - Part 2

Check out part 2 of the interview (in French!) between G-Technology FR and filmmakers Gabriella Cserhati & Fabien Lartigue - winners of “Best Independent Film" at ÉCU 2011. Découvrez la partie 2 de l’interview (en français!) entre G-Tech France et les réalisateurs Gabriella Cserhati et Fabien Lartigue, vainqueurs du "Meilleur Film Indépendant" à ÉCU 2011.

Faces of the Festival 2011

"Faces of the Festival" from the ÉCU 2011 in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi Europe. For more interviews with filmmakers and behind the scenes vBlog go to

Learn from the best: Exclusive interviews with expert filmmakers

As part of G-Technology’s ongoing support for the ÉCU community as platinum sponsor, we’ll be bringing you regular exclusive interviews from filmmakers and producers in the field, sharing top hints and tips. This month the award-winning student director and ÉCU judge, Louisa Mayman gives us exclusive tips for student filmmakers. Louisa Mayman’s Top Tips for Student Filmmakers 1. Be a nuisance! But be a polite nuisance. I take my CV round with me everywhere and...

The Perfect Production Assistant: G-Drive Slim gets 5 star review from Macworld!

Good things come in small packages! And hard drives don’t come much better or thinner than the G-Drive Slim – it is the perfect assistant for your next film production! The G-Drive Slim is ideal for storing all your stills, music, documents and graphic files in a Mac-styled, pocket-sized design. Macworld awarded the G-Drive Slim 5 stars – “We can’t fault the G-Drive Slim… it is Air’s perfect companion”. If that wasn’t praise enough, the G-Drive Slim is also Ed...

Sharing more creativity – an interview with the pro film winner of Driven Creativity Competition!

The professional film winner of last year’s Driven Creativity Competition was Adrian Westbrook with the fantastically engaging ‘Et Miaow Alors‘ – a coherent, out-of-genre ‘hybrid’ short about some of the basic difficulties inherent in independent filmmaking; created using a DSLR shooting still jpegs over 24 hours at 1 minute intervals. We recently chatted to Adrian to get an insight into his creative mind… Were you expecting to be revealed as the pro film category wi...

Exclusive video content: choosing the right storage for your creative film content

If you didn’t get the chance to visit the MacVideo Expo – the UK’s leading shoot and edit event held in London last October – you will have missed our useful presentation about choosing the right external storage for your digital content creation. Thankfully, the presentation is now online so check it out and receive top tips about important things to consider when deciding how to back-up your important work; including the most popular video codecs and associated data rate...

Sharing creativity with G-Technology by Hitachi

Following last month’s exciting announcement of the overall winner of our Driven Creativity Competition, check out this exclusive video of the gallery exhibition of shortlisted work! The video was taken at the private launch night of the exhibition, held in London’s Brick Lane, and looks at what creativity means to the winning entrants. We also recently had an inspiring chat with the competition’s amateur film winner – Ke Nguyen and his stop motion photography animation Hayf...

Driven Creativity Awards

Scott, festival president attended G-Tech's Driven Creativity Competition awards ceremony in London on the 16th of Nov. Want to find out, who was the winner? Then check out the video!

Interview with independent Film Producer Preston Clay Reed

As part of G-Technology’s ongoing support for the ECU community, we’ll be bringing you regular exclusive interviews from filmmakers and producers in the field, sharing top hints and tips. Let’s kick off with Preston Clay Reed – an independent film producer and member of the bi-coastal, American based production company, Fretboard Pictures LLC. His film The Magician was shortlisted at the European Independent Film Festival (ECU). He’s a G-Technology ambassador, us...

Scott’s June Festival Update

With a lot of Europe preparing itself for a nice long summer break we seem to have stepped up a gear and had an incredibly busy month here at ÉCU this month – and the cool thing is that there appears to be no end in sight as we head down various roads and avenues at warp speed! Last week I was joined at the London Film Academy by Lousia Mayman (director of ÉCU 2010’s Best Student Film) for an ÉCU 2011 presentation and the screening of Lousisa’s film, The Highest Low. I...

What Does Independent Film Mean to You?

The European Independent Film Festival (ECU) asks its festival 2010 goers "What independent film means to you?" Check out the answers they give us.