ECU Film Festival
ECU Film Festival offers the European cinema-loving public much more than a full program of quality and riveting independent films. Every year, the festival provides a unique, inspiring and interactive experience that all attendees are encouraged to partake in. Whether it is workshops taught by industry professionals, in-depth discussions with “Official Selection” directors in the Q&As that follow every screening session or other various events – there is something for everyone to enjoy.
ECU Film Festival’s “Official Selection” films are original and represent the best quality, creativity and innovation within the independent film industry. This level of excellence has helped to create a well-respected film festival whose focus is to discover fresh and cutting-edge filmmaking talent. This dedicated search goes beyond Europe: it is a global hunt for those that foster the ÉCU mission. ÉCU 2020 had a total of 802 films submitted from 91 countries. 87 films qualified for the 2020 “Official Selection” and represented 27 countries. Films competed for 25 awards, including the festival’s most prestigious award: “Best European Independent Film” and 2021 is expected to be brighter, bigger and more creative than ever.
“At last Europe has an answer to Sundance. This is about the opposite spectrum. ÉCU is all about independent work – it is not about making your film in big studios. These are concepts that would never be tried outside of independent film-making and these are the things that I keep experiencing here every year and that is what sparks me about it – such unusual projects.”
–Alan Arrivée, Director of SILENT RADIO, THE ORIGINAL IQ TESTER and ÉCU Jury Member
As you might expect in 2021 ÉCU will be streamed online, the audience will be able to enjoy our great selection of films from home, as well as our Opening Night, director Q&As, and the Award Ceremony.
Take a look at the 2021 Programme:
- Around 100 of the best independent films from around the world. See the Official selection.
- 3 Professional Workshops (held Online)
- 4 Networking Events/Parties
Also note the ECU Film Festival Channel:
The European Independent Film Channel is the go-to site to stream a great range of independent cinema. EuroIFC was created through The European Independent Film Festival’s desire for its public to re-watch the films they enjoyed during the festival.
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