Submit to ECU 2012

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Are you talented enough?
Are you creative enough?
Are you BRAVE enough?

A lot of people talk about making a film. Very few are brave enough to do it. If you’re a storyteller, a visionary, an innovator or a technical genius with the determination to realise your dream, then get out there and make your film. Once it’s done send it to us, and we’ll take it from there. We are continually searching for the world’s best indie films and perhaps you’ve got it.

Since 2006 ÉCU has been Europe’s premier arena for independent filmmakers to screen their films to international audiences, to network with industry professionals and exchange ideas with other indie filmmakers. All taking place in an environment that fosters creativity and immense amounts of fun.

What better city to showcase your talent than Paris, the home of cinema? There’s a reason filmmakers fall in love with this city, inspiration lies around every corner. ÉCU would like to invite you to submit your film to the 2012 edition of the festival, which will be held in Paris, France from March the 30th to April the 1st, 2012.

We are looking for original independent works across twelve categories.

European Submissions:
- Dramatic Feature
- Dramatic Short
- Documentary
- Animation
- Experimental
- Music Video

Non-European Submissions:
- Dramatic Feature
- Dramatic Short
- Documentary

Worldwide (European and Non-European) Submissions:
- Student Film
- Feature Script Competition
- Short Script Competition

Early deadline: November 20, 2011
Late deadline: January 8, 2012
Withoutabox extended deadline: January 15th 2012
Independent filmmakers are invited to submit their films at

ÉCU 2012 will also host its sixth Much More Than A Script Competition!

The script competition’s focus is on independent screenplays not aimed at mainstream Hollywood film markets. Writers are invited to submit their short or feature-length scripts at

Late deadline for the Much More Than A Script Competition: March 11th 2012.

For information and rules and regulation on submitting a film please visit:

Tell your story better than anybody else. Submit – Compete – Meet – Enrich Yourself.
ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival

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The European Independent Film Festival discovers, promotes and projects only the BEST independent films from around the world every year in Paris, France.

The selected titles represent the pinnacle of contemporary filmmaking talent from around the world and compete for the title of "Europe's Best Independent Film".

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