The European Independent Film Festival 2009 submission deadline is January 15

    (PARIS, FRANCE) January 8, 2009
    The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) discovers, promotes and
    projects the best independent films from around the world every year
    at La Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
    This year's festival will take place on the 13th, 14th & 15th March, 2009.

    Approximately one hundred films will be selected to compete in
    thirteen categories including features, shorts, documentaries,
    animation, student films and experimental. The festival's 'official
    selection' will represent the pinnacle of contemporary filmmaking
    talent from around the world and compete for twenty-two awards
    including the prestigious title of "Europe's Best Independent Film".
    At ÉCU 2008, dozens of distribution agreements were signed, and
    several films were sold directly after their screening.

    "I'm being continually amazed at the quality of films submitted to the
    festival. The idea that there are people all over the world united by
    their overwhelming desire to tell a masterful story, most often with
    limited resources, shows that the creative spirit of independent
    filmmakers is alive and kicking. I'm honoured that filmmakers continue
    to choose us to screen their films," says Scott Hillier, President of
    The European Independent Film Festival. "We have only one week before
    the final deadline which means things are heating up for our selection
    committee. I guarantee an official selection slate that exemplifies
    the heart, soul and passion of independent filmmaking."

    Since its inception four years ago, ÉCU has become the premier arena
    in Europe for independent filmmakers to screen their films to large
    international audiences, to network with producers, talent scouts,
    agents and distributors as well as exchange ideas with other indie
    filmmakers. The ÉCU festival is regularly referred to as Europe's
    version of the Sundance Film Festival.

    After the Paris festival screenings in March 2009, a selection of
    ÉCU's award-winning films will be presented at our partner festivals
    around the World. Additionally, we are in the planning stages of
    organizing a whirlwind "US Tour" where a selection of ECU's
    award-winning films will be screened in cities across America!

    The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2009 . Independent
    filmmakers are invited to submit their films at

    Rhiannon Hobbins
    Event Coordinator

    The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU)
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