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'Rima in Beirut' TRAILER

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" Rima in Beirut" is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. Rima is a shy and insecure girl, yet very curious and imaginative. At the age of 19, she moves to Beirut to lead an independent life away from her parents. Everything changes when she buys her first camera that will accompany her in her rounds in the city. One day, she discovers in her photos a young man who follows her everywhere. " Rima in Beirut" est un film de la séléction offic...

ÉCU in Italy

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ÉCU Film Festival in Italy. A short presentation and special screening at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema. On Saturday, October 22th, 2011 from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema in Bologna there will be a presentation and a short screening by the ÈCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held. The academy was founded in Bologna in 1986 and its prestigious center is situated in the historical Palazzo Felicini. The courses (filmmaking and screenwriting, make...

David Vashadze talks to ÉCU about the Georgian National Film Center

David Vashadze of the Georgian National Film Center tells us why his organisation has teamed up with ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival. // David Vashadze de la center nationale du film géorgienne explique pourquoi son organisation est devenue un partenaire d'ÉCU le festival européen du film independant.

The charming Ia Parulava talks to ÉCU in Georgia

ÉCU was delighted to meet the lovely Georgian actress Ia Parulava when the European Independent Film Festival hit Tbilisi on the weekend! // ÉCU était ravi de rencontrer la charmante actrice géorgienne, Ia Paraluva, quand le festival européen du film indépendant était en Géorgie ce week-end!

Festival president Scott Hillier chats to ÉCU in Georgia

Scott Hillier, the president of ÉCU tells of his excitement of taking the European Independent Film Festival to Georgia. // Scott Hillier, le président d'ÉCU explique sa grande joie de prendre le festival Européen du film independant à Georgie.

ÉCU’s suggestions for things to do in October

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As the month of October starts in Paris and the hot heat of our long Indian summer continues, it’s strange to think that winter must be on its way. To make the most of this last flash of hot weather, ÉCU has found some of the best things to do in Paris this month, including some things based outdoors for the sunny days, but also some things indoors for the cold front which will probably hit us by the end of the month…   “Le festival Pariscience” is taking place from 7th...

Keeping up to date with ÉCU IN GEORGIA!

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What are you up to this weekend? If you’re upset you can’t make it to Tbilisi for ÉCU in Georgia, don’t worry! You can still keep up-to-date with all the news from this weekend’s most anticipated event with live updates direct from the festival. Stay tuned...   Qu'est-ce que tu fais ce week-end? Si vous êtes triste que vous ne pouvez aller à Tbilissi pour « ÉCU en Géorgie », ne vous inquiétez pas! Vous pouvez vous rendre au courant avec toutes les nouvelles de l'...

‘ Red in the Water’ - director Mikel Gurrea ECU 2012 New submission Interview

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By Alexander Acosta Osorio culturamas.es “Legend tells the hero cut off the head of Medusa and threw it to the water. However, the blood of that head became a red stone under the sea. That is the origin of coral. In the early 20th century, a deaf fisherman will bring the myth to life.” Mikel Gurrea was born in Donostia-San Sebastian, in the Basque country. When he was 18, he moved to Barcelona to study Audiovisual Communications at the Pompeu Fabra University. Whil...

Best 5 cinemas in Paris

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By Ed Millar   In the city where cinema was invented, it’s hardly surprising that there is a huge host of independent cinemas in Paris. For a truly unique cinematic experience, here are ÉCU’s top 5 best cinemas in Paris. If you’re looking for a typically French cinema experience, look no further than the club-ciné at Le Lieu Dit. Situated in one of Paris’ most artistic neighbourhoods, this venue not only offers a first-rate club-ciné, but also regularly ...
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