The European Independent Film Festival

The European Independent Film Festival ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival prides itself in being a festival for filmmakers. Since its beginning in 2006, ÉCU has been Europe's premier event for independent films and is often referred to as the Sundance of Europe. 24-26 April 2020.
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival prides itself in being a festival for filmmakers. Since its beginning in 2006, ÉCU has been Europe's premier event for independent films and is often referred to as the Sundance of Europe. The 15th edition of ÉCU will take place April 2020 in Paris, France. Our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, 7 of which are open to non-European filmmakers (from the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Asia), and compete for 25 awards. ÉCU continues even after its three-day event in Paris. Following the conclusion of the festival, ÉCU goes on a world tour called ÉCU-on-the-Road. This is in thanks to our partner festivals, partner organizations and film centers. The tour provides filmmakers an invaluable opportunity to promote and screen their films not only at the ÉCU festival in Paris, but to a larger and more diverse international audience, as well. In a special addition to last year's tour, ÉCU had an amazing five day, special festival in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. ÉCU also held a special events in Barcelona, Spain; Athens, Greece and was part of festivals in Egypt, Italy, Russia, Romania, Lebanon, Australia and other countries. For more information regarding the festival and its details, please visit our website at www.ecufilmfestival.com or feel free to email us at [email protected]. ---------------------------------------- ÉCU - Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant est fier d'être un festival pour les cinéastes. Depuis ses débuts en 2006, ÉCU a été le premier événement d'Europe pour les films indépendants et est souvent mentionné comme le Sundance Européen. La 15ème édition d’ÉCU se déroulera l'avril 2020 à Paris, France. Notre festival annuel présente des films qui font preuve de qualité, d'innovation, de créativité dans la forme aussi bien que dans le contenu. Ces films sont jugés dans 14 catégories, dont 7 sont ouvertes aux cinéastes non-Européens (Amérique, Australie, Afrique, et Asie) et concourent pour 25 prix. ÉCU continue même après ses trois jours d’événements à Paris. Après la conclusion du festival, ÉCU effectue une tournée mondiale appelée ÉCU-on-the-Road. Ceci est rendu possible grâce aux festivals partenaires, organisations partenaires et centres cinématographiques. La tournée donne aux cinéastes une occasion inestimable de promouvoir et de projeter leurs films non seulement au festival ÉCU à Paris, mais aussi devant un public international plus large et plus divers. Dans une extension spéciale à la tournée de l'année dernière, ÉCU a eu cinq jours merveilleux de festival à Rio de Janeiro, Brésil. ÉCU a également organisé des événements à Barcelone, Espagne; Athènes, Grèce et faisait partie de festivals en Egypte, Italie, Russie, Roumanie, Liban, Australie et d'autres pays encore. Pour plus d'information concernant le festival et ses détails, visitez notre site internet: www.ecufilmfestival.com ou n'hésitez pas à nous écrire à [email protected]
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"From the very beginning I was fascinated with hidden and suppressed emotions in intimate relationships.” Read about the...
08/05/2020

"From the very beginning I was fascinated with hidden and suppressed emotions in intimate relationships.” Read about the very original film, George the Dog, in the TNC interview featuring the director, Tomasz Wiński. It won our Best European Independent Dramatic Film! 🏆
https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/tomasz-winski
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“Dès le début, j'ai été fasciné par les émotions cachées et réprimées dans les relations intimes". Pour en savoir plus sur le film très original, George the Dog, lisez l'interview du réalisateur, Tomasz, par TNC Wiński. Il a remporté notre prix du meilleur film dramatique indépendant européen ! 🏆 https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/tomasz-winski

Last week, George the Dog, Refugee directed by Tomasz Winski, won Best European Dramatic Short! Congratulations to the a...
07/05/2020

Last week, George the Dog, Refugee directed by Tomasz Winski, won Best European Dramatic Short! Congratulations to the amazing team that made it happen! More information on this film coming soon!
@Jiří Pes Uprchlík / George The Dog, Refugee

"I feel like I’ve seen characters living with Alzheimer’s portrayed as inhuman in some way, and I wanted to bring someth...
07/05/2020

"I feel like I’ve seen characters living with Alzheimer’s portrayed as inhuman in some way, and I wanted to bring something personal and human back to these people." Read the rest of the TNC interview with Grace Philips at https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/grace-philips
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“J'ai l'impression d'avoir vu des personnages vivant avec la maladie d'Alzheimer dépeints comme inhumains d'une certaine manière, et je voulais apporter quelque chose de personnel et d'humain à ces personnes". Pour lire la suite de l'interview de Grace Philips par TNC, rendez-vous sur https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/grace-philips

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06/05/2020

The European Independent Film Festival's cover photo

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06/05/2020

The European Independent Film Festival

06/05/2020
Manara Trailer

In case you missed it, here's the trailer of the prize-winning film of the Ahmed Khedr for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking: Manara🎬
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Au cas où vous l'auriez manqué, voici la bande-annonce du film primé par le Ahmed Khedr pour l'excellence dans le cinéma arabe : Manara🎬

“I cared about the characters, simple as that. I wanted to stay with them and follow their journey. They are complex, un...
05/05/2020

“I cared about the characters, simple as that. I wanted to stay with them and follow their journey. They are complex, unpredictable, and believable.” Read the full TNC interview with Zayn Alexander at https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/zayn-alexander

Winner of The Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking 🏆
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“Je me suis soucié des personnages, c'est aussi simple que ça. Je voulais rester avec eux et suivre leur voyage. Ils sont complexes, imprévisibles et crédibles". Lisez l'intégralité de l'interview de Zayn Alexander par TNC sur https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/zayn-alexander

Lauréat du Prix Ahmed Khedr pour l'excellence dans le cinéma arabe🏆

"I feel like I’ve seen characters living with Alzheimer’s portrayed as inhuman in some way, and I wanted to bring someth...
05/05/2020
Grace Philips | 15th ÉCU | 2020

"I feel like I’ve seen characters living with Alzheimer’s portrayed as inhuman in some way, and I wanted to bring something personal and human back to these people."

We really felt this quote hit home and the jury agreed! The film Dorris 85 was directed by Grace Philips. The Actor Chis Schultz won Best Actor at ÉCU 2020! Read an interview done with Grace Philips by The New Current here⬇️
https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/grace-philips

While trying to maintain composure and a sense of normalcy in a tough situation, Dorris Havemeyer struggles to keep up her spirits...

Have you checked out ÉCU's partner Aesthetica Short Film Festival? The festival is looking for filmmakers who drive the ...
04/05/2020
ASFF - Submit

Have you checked out ÉCU's partner Aesthetica Short Film Festival? The festival is looking for filmmakers who drive the storytelling forward through inspirational and innovative works. Submit your work by 31 May for a chance to screen at the 2020 event. Find out more: www.asff.co.uk/submit

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Avez-vous la chance de jetez un coup d'oeil sur le partenaire d'ÉCU, Aesthetica Short Film Festival? Le festival cherche les réalisateurs qui font avancer les histoires à travers des œuvres inspirantes et innovantes. Inscrivez vos films avant le 31 mai pour avoir une chance d'être projeté à l'événement 2020. Plus d'info sur www.asff.co.uk/submit

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

It's incredible to think it's already been a week since the end of our festival💥! For our team it's important to collect...
03/05/2020

It's incredible to think it's already been a week since the end of our festival💥! For our team it's important to collect feedback from your virtual participation: here's where you can express your opinion about it➡️forms.gle/vR71YAJh1hFkzt2v6
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C'est incroyable de penser que cela fait déjà une semaine depuis la fin de notre festival💥! Pour notre équipe, il est important de recueillir les réactions de votre participation virtuelle: voici où vous pouvez exprimer votre opinion à ce sujet➡️forms.gle/vR71YAJh1hFkzt2v6

"I cared about the characters, simple as that. I wanted to stay with them and follow their journey. They are complex, un...
02/05/2020
Zayn Alexander | 15th ÉCU | 2020

"I cared about the characters, simple as that. I wanted to stay with them and follow their journey. They are complex, unpredictable, and believable. They are slowly simmering throughout the film, and I wanted the task of translating that tension and inner conflict visually."

That is the director of the film Manara and winner of The Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking, Zayn Alexander. Read more in an article by The New Current⬇️

https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/zayn-alexander

01/05/2020
ÉCU 2020 | Mike Beck's Special Performance

A special thanks to Chicago Mike Beck for having participated also this year, even if in a virtual way, to our festival🎶! it's really true that the music, even from a distance, makes you feel united❤️ Check out ChicagoMike.com for more!
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Un merci tout particulier à Mike Beck pour avoir participé cette année aussi, même si de façon virtuelle, à notre festival🎶! il est vrai que la musique, même à distance, vous fait sentir unis❤️ Jete un coup d'oeil sur ChicagoMike.com pour plus d'info!

Check out the special performance for ÉCU 2020 by ÉCU's dear friend, Mike Beck. Thanks Mike! Make sure to have a look at ChicagoMike.com for more works from ...

30/04/2020
The Manchador - Trailer

Congratulations again to our festival winner of Best European Independent Film 2020 Kaveh Tehrani with The Manchador / مردچادر! For those who didn't attend the festival last weekend, here is the trailer of what you missed🇳🇴
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Félicitations à nouveau à notre gagnant du festival du meilleur film indépendant européen 2020, Kaveh Tehrani, avec The Manchador / مردچادر! Pour ceux qui n'ont pas assisté au festival le week-end dernier, voici la bande-annonce de ce que vous avez manqué🇳🇴

"We were talking about the male gaze and how women are forced to cover, because men can't control themselves."Read the f...
29/04/2020

"We were talking about the male gaze and how women are forced to cover, because men can't control themselves."
Read the full interview The New Current did with Kaveh Tehrani, winner of the 15th edition of our Independent Film Festival!
thenewcurrent.co.uk/kaveh-tehrani
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"Nous parlions du regard masculin et de la façon dont les femmes sont obligées de se couvrir, parce que les hommes ne peuvent pas se contrôler."
Lisez l'interview complète que The New Current a réalisée avec Kaveh Tehrani, gagnant de la 15ème édition de notre Festival du film indépendant!
thenewcurrent.co.uk/kaveh-tehrani

The time has come to reveal the official winners of the festival by category🏆! Congratulations to all the directors who ...
26/04/2020

The time has come to reveal the official winners of the festival by category🏆! Congratulations to all the directors who participated, you are part of the best Indie Filmmakers on the scene!
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Le moment est venu de révéler les gagnants officiels du festival par catégorie🏆! Félicitations à tous les réalisateurs qui ont participé, vous faites partie des meilleurs cinéastes indépendants sur la scène !

26/04/2020
In less than an hour will be announced the winners of the 15th Edition of Écu Film Festival LIVE FOR ALL!🏆-🇫🇷-Dans moins...
26/04/2020

In less than an hour will be announced the winners of the 15th Edition of Écu Film Festival LIVE FOR ALL!🏆
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Dans moins d'une heure seront annoncés les gagnants de la 15e édition du Festival du film de l'Écu VIVEZ POUR TOUS !🏆

It's about to start the 10th Session of screening🎉Here's the full list of movies we are going to screen this afternoon a...
26/04/2020

It's about to start the 10th Session of screening🎉
Here's the full list of movies we are going to screen this afternoon and their timetable🎬

The Sunday afternoon that you all deserve: in our company!🎥

Some problems with streaming on Vimeo⚙️! Keep following us from our page, the screening continues👀
26/04/2020

Some problems with streaming on Vimeo⚙️! Keep following us from our page, the screening continues👀

See you tomorrow for more films and the long anticipated AWARD CEREMONY!🏆
25/04/2020

See you tomorrow for more films and the long anticipated AWARD CEREMONY!🏆

ÉCU Day 3 has come to an end! But on the bright side, there are movies all day tomorrow!💥
25/04/2020

ÉCU Day 3 has come to an end! But on the bright side, there are movies all day tomorrow!💥

We are sorry for the technical difficulties, please continue watching on YouTube!
25/04/2020

We are sorry for the technical difficulties, please continue watching on YouTube!

If you haven’t done so, please go vote for your favorite film! We love giving our ÉCU audience the opportunity to give a...
25/04/2020

If you haven’t done so, please go vote for your favorite film! We love giving our ÉCU audience the opportunity to give a film maker an Award! Choose your favorite film on the ÉCU website🏆

Share your photos at #myECUfilmfestival, we would love to see how your watching this years films!🛋
25/04/2020

Share your photos at #myECUfilmfestival, we would love to see how your watching this years films!🛋

25/04/2020

Yes! Its still possible to get tickets for the festival! Go to our website or DM us for more info!✨

25/04/2020
Who will win?

ÉCU 2020's Official Selection has been remarkable this year! They demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity, and we are honoured to be a part of that! The question on our minds though, is who will win Best European Independent Film 2020!✨✨

The last screening of our festival, full of masterpieces! Recommended viewing with your family! Enjoy it with a glass of...
25/04/2020

The last screening of our festival, full of masterpieces! Recommended viewing with your family! Enjoy it with a glass of wine🍷🎥

The last screening of our festival, full of masterpieces! Recommended viewing with your family! Enjoy it with a glass of wine🍷🎥

The Sunday afternoon that you all deserve: in our company!🎥
25/04/2020

The Sunday afternoon that you all deserve: in our company!🎥

The Sunday afternoon that you all deserve: in our company!🎥

Another incredible screening night is over! Do you have a favorite title yet?😏🎬-🇫🇷-Une autre incroyable soirée de projec...
24/04/2020

Another incredible screening night is over! Do you have a favorite title yet?😏🎬
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Une autre incroyable soirée de projection est terminée ! Avez-vous déjà un titre préféré?

If some technical issues with YouTube arise, keep on streaming on Vimeo guys🤩💥-🇫🇷-En cas de problème technique avec YouT...
24/04/2020

If some technical issues with YouTube arise, keep on streaming on Vimeo guys🤩💥
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En cas de problème technique avec YouTube, continuez la diffusion en continu sur Vimeo guys🤩💥

24/04/2020
Opening Night

Last night was a success, we want to leave you this memory of the one (and only) Écu Confined Edition!
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La nuit dernière a été un succès, nous voulons vous laisser ce souvenir de la seule (et unique) Écu Confined Edition !

What was your favorite film today!?-🇫🇷-Quel était votre film préféré aujourd’hui?
23/04/2020

What was your favorite film today!?
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Quel était votre film préféré aujourd’hui?

The first day officially ended and we couldn't be happier than this🤩 Thank you for your support from day one, we have a ...
23/04/2020

The first day officially ended and we couldn't be happier than this🤩 Thank you for your support from day one, we have a weekend full of fun and interesting content waiting for us! We'll see you tomorrow at 6:00 PM for the second day of screening📺 #staysafe #myECUfilmfestival
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Le premier jour s'est officiellement terminé et nous ne pourrions pas être plus heureux que cela🤩 Merci pour votre soutien dès le premier jour, nous avons un week-end plein de plaisir et de contenu intéressant qui nous attend! Rendez-vous demain à 18h00 pour la deuxième journée de projection📺 #staysafe #myECUfilmfestival

23/04/2020
The festival has begun!

ÉCU European Independent Film Festival has officially begun! Since we are watching films at home together, we would love to see how YOU are watching films! Share your photo with the hashtag #myECUfilmfestival

Looking for some inspiration? We are sure a couple of these movies will give you exactly that!
23/04/2020

Looking for some inspiration? We are sure a couple of these movies will give you exactly that!

Looking for some inspiration? We are sure a couple of these movies will give you exactly that!

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Can you help me? I have a problem submitting a script. There is no way on the homepage to send the script - only a link to PayPal to pay for the submission. Then one is to send an email with the confirmation of payment - and the information that is listed in the "ÉCU’s Essential Checklist." But this Checklist is not to be found on the homepage. So how can I send my script and what information should I provide?
Is the festival on despite the virus? There is a submission deadline tomorrow for scripts so it would be good to know. The script competition can be done online - but not the whole festival I guess.
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WOW! Everything is so well organized and at the same time so full of energy, enthusiasm and desire to shout to the world how independent cinema is important. ECU is really one of the best Indipendent Film Festival in the world! Being here is a great honor for us. Thank you guys! You make independent movies shine!
Dear filmmakers! Submissions for the 2nd ELBE DOCK International Documentary Film Festival and 13th Pavel Koutecky Award 2019 are now open! Please submit your documentary debut and get a chance to win the 13th annual Pavel Koutecký Award and 4.000 Euro prize money! Submit via https://elbedock.cz/.
We brought in the New Year with a new award for Best Score by Mark Slater!! European Film Festival!! #savedbygracefilm #markslater #independentfilm The film has 10 wins-4 nominations. Very proud!
Creation Love Story 2019...Shakespeare would be there too...
See you in Cannes?
Trailer of "Scratched Blue Sky" soon in the ECU.
Respect and camaraderie rule in the real filmmaking community