ÉCU Official Selection 2013

ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection of it’s 8th Edition. ÉCU 2013 will showcase 90 films from 28 countries on the 29th – 31st of March in Paris, France.

Dramatic Feature

Girl Shaped Love Drug

Director: Simon Powell
Country: United Kingdom

GBH

Director: Simon Phillips
Country
:  United Kingdom

Othello

Director: Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font
Country: Spain

Stranger Road

Director: Clas Lindberg
Country
:  Sweden

Dramatic Short

Not a peep

Director: Nicholas Abrahams
Country: United Kingdom

Taking Life

Director: Steve Reeves
Country
:  United Kingdom

82

Director: Calum Macdiarmid
Country: United Kingdom

Balkanica LTD

Director: Daniele Scarpi
Country
:  Italy

Eight-minute Deadline

Directors: Petros Papadopoulos, Zina Papadopoulou
Country: Greece

Doll

Director: Timo von Gunten
Country
:  Switzerland

MYRA

Director: Dan Smyth
Country: United Kingdom

Xico + Xana

Director: Francisco Morgado
Country
:  Austria, Portugal

Counting Happiness

Director: Venetia Evripiotou
Country: Greece, India

The Cart

Director: Natasha Novik
Country
:  Russia

Midnight City

Director: Luis Ventura
Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom

Spaghetti for Two

Director: Matthias Rosenberger
Country
:  Germany

INSIDEOUT

Director: Flaminia Graziadei
Country: United Kingdom

System Failed

Director: José Miguel Moreira
Country
:  Portugal

Flytopia

Director: Karni Arieli, Saul Freed
Country: Hungary,United Kingdom

We Are Not Slaves

Director: Ainur Askarov
Country
:  Russia

I’M SORRY

Director: Leonard Leiter
Country: Austria

A Performance

Director: Guy Paterson
Country
:  United Kingdom

LIFEDIT

Director: George Kouvaras
Country: Greece

HIOB

Director: Marco Gadge
Country
: Germany

Dramatic Short

The Waiting

Director: Andrew Thompson, Lucy Bailey
Country: United Kingdom

In the Fabulous Underground

Director: Mauro John Capece, Claudio Romano
Country: Italy

Moving Gracefully Towards the Exit

Director: Jean-Bernard Andro, Patrice Regnier
Country
: France, United States

The Russians on Crow Island

Director: Sulev Keedus
Country: Estonia

Were you the last man to see Hitler?

Director: Caroline von der Tann
Country
: Germany,Italy

Dramatic Short

Jamon

Director: Iria Lopez
Country: United Kingdom

Oh Willy…

Director: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Country: Belgium

Tosh

Director: Daisy Jacobs
Country
: United Kingdom

I AM TOM MOODY

Director: Ainslie Henderson
Country: United Kingdom

Different

Director: Dennis Stein-Schomburg
Country
: Germany

Crow Feathers

Director: Peter Bunzl
Country: United Kingdom

Brainside-A stroke of Fate

Director: Tobias S. Hoffmann
Country
: Germany

Music Videos

I’ve Only Just Begun

Director: Elias Koskimies
Country: Finland

Slow Place Like Home – There Go The Lights Again

Director: Jules Hackett
Country: Ireland

Brazzaville – Boeing

Director: Natalya Kudryashova, Semyon Galperin
Country
: Russia

Malk de Koijn “A long time ago”

Director: Kira Richards Hansen
Country: Denmark

Purple Clown- Free

Director: Matthias Neumayer, Alexander Hamernik
Country
: Austria

Experimental Films

Kore

Director: Eric Dinkian
Country: France

Pianoworks 13

Director: Julien Martorell
Country: France

Hermeneutics

Director: Alexei Dmitriev
Country
: Russia

Silent-mind

Director: Alessia Travaglini
Country: Italy

EAT

Director: Moritz Krämer
Country
: Germany

Non-European Dramatic Features

DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till

Director: Rob Underhill
Country: United States

Roundabout American

Director: Boris Wexler
Country: France,United States

Motivational Growth

Director: Don Thacker
Country
: United States

Non-European Dramatic Shorts

Cold Ground

Director: Ali Pour Issa
Country: Iran

HEADS UP

Director: Alex Merkin
Country: United States

Voices

Director: Hussain Al-Riffaei
Country
: Bahrain

Kendo Monogatari

Director: Fabián Suárez
Country: Cuba, Guatemala

The Dalliance

Director: Eduardo A. Garcia
Country
: United States

Buzkashi Boys

Director: Sam French
Country: Afghanistan,United States

Apocryphal

Director: Ernesto Fundora
Country
: Mexico

Non-European Documentaries

The Color of Moonlight

Director: Naga Kataru
Country: United States

Cavedigger

Director: Jeffrey Karoff
Country
: United States

American Courtesans

Director: James Johnson
Country: United States

I AM ELEVEN

Director: Genevieve Bailey
Country
: Australia

Student Films

The Apple’s Fault

Director: Heedye Koren
Country: Israel

The Boxer

Director: Max Lowenbein
Country
: United Kingdom

The Taste of Life

Director: Chadi Adbul-Karim
Country: Denmark

Good Night

Director: Muriel d’Ansembourg
Country
: United Kingdom

O-Ring

Director: Ondrej Hudecek
Country: Czech Republic

Niagara

Director: Leopold Dewolf
Country
: United Kingdom

Nazi Goreng

Director: Nathan Nill
Country: Germany

Graceland

Director: Rob Petit
Country
: United Kingdom

Written in Ink

Director: Martin Rath
Country: Poland

Hip Hop Hassid

Director: Francesca Pagani
Country
: Italy

Martha must fly

Director: Ma’ayan Rypp
Country: Israel

In the Countryside

Director: Andreas Steen Sørensen
Country
: Denmark

Thyme

Director: Max Lincoln
Country: United Kingdom

Monster

Director: Piotr Ryczko
Country
: Poland

A Milkshake at Gina’s

Director: Florian Ross
Country: Germany

Back Home

Director: Janos Menberg
Country
: Switzerland

Step Right Up

Director: Benjamin Bee
Country: United Kingdom

The High Price of Gold

Director: Ross Domoney
Country
: United Kingdom

Comedy Films

WHITE NIGHT

Director: Fabrice Sebille
Country: France

PVT Craine

Director: Ben Mallaby
Country: United Kingdom

Dog Sitting

Director: Sara Verhagen, Yannick Privat
Country
: France

Cabbagemincer

Director: Vadim Viner, Dovran Khalhodjaev
Country: Russia

Buumes – The Baumanns

Director: Martin Guggisberg
Country
: Switzerland

Photoshopping

Director: Mark Davenport
Country: United Kingdom

Island Queen

Director: Ben Mallaby
Country
: United Kingdom

Youth Selection

Pineapple Head

Director: Holy Family Primary School
Country: United Kingdom

Girl Talk

Director: Compass PRU
Country: United Kingdom

A Mile In Our Shoes

Director: MFC Study Support Centre
Country
: United Kingdom

Arab Selection

Leftover

Director: Elham Abi Rached
Country: Lebanon

A 65 year old man Samir reminisces the good old days he spent close to his family and friends, only to find out that war in Lebanon has completely changed his world drastically.

A Tempo: The 3rd Act

Director: Maria Abdel Karim
Country
: Lebanon

Nadia, a 20 year old Lebanese girl is chasing a lost dream and desperate to discover what lies beyond the echoed music of her little village.

Things I Heard on Wednesdays

Director: Abu Bakr Shawky
Country: Egypt

A chronicle of Egypt’s modern history through the eyes of one middle-class family

Mali

Director: Elissa Ayoub
Country
: Lebanon

Mali revolves around the life of Mali, a Sri-Lankan domestic worker, locked within the household of her Lebanese employer in Lebanon.

The Myth Of Saleh Sharif

Director: Zahi Farah
Country: Lebanon

Smaller than the Sky

Director: Abdullah Assan Ahmed
Country
: United Arab Emirates

“Smaller than the sky” tells a story of a woman who suffers after the car crash which caused the death of her husband and daughter. This is a film about raw emotions, about feelings in the moment between life and death.