ÉCU - THE EUROPEAN
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Paris - France
April 21 to 23, 2017
UPCOMING DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
The 12th Annual ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival is a leading festival on the European circuit taking place in the picturesque Paris - for many artists the city serves as a muse rich with breathtaking details and history. After three spectacular days at the festivals homestead accepted films go on an exhilarating tour throughout the year screening in up to 15 countries such as Spain, Brazil, Greece, Egypt, Russia, and Australia.
Filmmakers and screenwriters internationally gain significant exposure at ÉCU setting a positive tone for their year ahead. Academy Awards nominations were earned by two 2013 ÉCU alums; Director Jeffrey Karoff winner of Best Non-European Documentary for his film Cavedigger, and by Sam French winner of Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Short for his film Buzkashi Boys.
"I'm so grateful and honored... Your festival is an amazing opportunity to celebrate independent films and filmmakers," Iris Zaki, director of Women In Sink, the winner of the Best European Independent Documentary 2016. Since its inception in 2006 ÉCU has forged a path for independent film and the scope of its presence has grown to a global scale with the festival often being referenced as the European equivalent of Sundance, an honor that ÉCU does not take lightly. Explore the Europe circuit and beyond - submit your film or script today!