The European Independent Film Festival goes to Georgia

PARIS, FRANCE (16 September 2011) - ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival continues its world tour when it travels to Tbilisi, Georgia to present the award winners from the 2011 festival. This special edition of ÉCU will take place at Cinema Amirani from 7th to the 9th October, bringing to Georgia the cinematic independent spirit that has kept filmmakers and audiences returning to the European Independent Film Festival year after year.

"We saw some incredible film talent from Georgia with the film April Chill which won the Europe's Best Independent Dramatic Short Film award at ÉCU 2011. We are tremendously excited to be showing our films in Tblisi and we look forward to meeting more filmmakers from a country with such an upcoming cinema culture", says ÉCU Film Festival president Scott Hillier.

Audiences will be treated to 19 of Europe's Best Independent Films made up of features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animations and experimentals from 14 countries. Festival president and award-winning director Scott Hillier, will also hold a directing master class during the weekend.

ÉCU's showcase in Georgia has been made possible by the generosity of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, the Georgian National Film Center, TBC Bank, Nikora, Metro, Mozaika, and www.rus-press.ge.

To see the action as it unfolds in Georgia, visit www.ecufilmfestival.com