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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2012

ÉCU – the European independent film festival is dedicated to the discovery, promotion and projection of the work of the best independent filmmakers. Films are now being accepted for the its 2012 edition!

Since its creation 6 years ago, ÉCU has become the premier event for filmmakers seeking recognition for their talents, while competing with the best independent filmmakers in Europe – and of course meeting their fans!

After being a part of ÉCU, many directors have found financing for future projects, helping to kick start their careers. ÉCU has been a great launching pad for several movies that have been projected in cinemas around the world.

The European Independent Film Festival Seeks Innovative Independent Films

The European independent film festival accepts new films (completed after 1 May 2010) in the following categories:

  • European:
    • Feature Films,
    • Documentaries (any length),
    • Short Films,
    • Student Films,
    • Experimental Films,
    • Music Videos.
  • Non European:
    • Feature,
    • Short,
    • Documentary,
    • Student.

The festival is also accepting entries for its 2012 “Much More than a Script Competition“.

Get Recognition from the 2012 European independent film festival

Selected films will become part of the 2012 European independent film festival (ÉCU), held in Paris, 30 March – 1 April, 2012. After being a part of ÉCU, many directors have found financing for future projects, helping to kick start their careers, which is another benefit.

Prizes will also be awarded to the best films in the competitive categories.

Only New Films, Completed After 1 May 2010 are Eligible

  • The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2012 is open for European and Non European film.
  • Films must have been completed since 1 May 2010.
  • To be eligible for the short film competitions films must be 30 minutes or less.
  • Films can only be accepted if no more than 50% of the funding came from a studio or broadcaster.
  • Films should be in their original language with English language subtitles.
  • English language films should be subtitled in French.

Submit Your Films Quickly Through Withoutabox

For submission guidelines, please visit the festival’s official website. The preferred way for submitting films is through Withoutabox.

Entry Fee

Entry fees vary from €15 to €120 depending on the category you enter. The earlier you submit, the less it costs.