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The Room Goes Dark. 9 Films Light Up Your Night.

It’s hard NOT to be excited when ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival hits The City of Lights. From the awesome workshops, crazy after-parties, and an eclectic programme of innovative, creative and mind-blowing indie films, we know that we are in for an unforgettable ride at ÉCU 2017. To kick off the countdown to the festival, we’re highlighting 9 films that will make you laugh, cry, and dance at what is sure to be an exceptional Opening Night Ceremony. So without further ado, here’s a sneak peek at the films you won’t want to miss!

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A Little Help


Hell has no fury like an 8 year old denied sweets.

Rhythm of Being


For an instant, I am. The light touches me gently and I live, burst and shine. This film is an ode to the rhythm of being.

Refugee Blues


“For who can bear to feel himself forgotten” - W.H Auden. A ‘Documentary Poem’ expressing the longing and fear of life as a refugee.



Two thieves, one mini-market; bad timing.

Soldier Bee


Through cracked mirrors and violent dreams, the mental scars of war are revealed.

Señor O Señorito? (Wedded or Bachelor?)


Women rule the workplace, what’s a man to do for a job?

Late Season


Magic at the seaside as aging love is born again.

I Got Myself A Finish – Tom Rosenthal


Why is she crying? The real question is, aren’t you?.



Cake, grime, tears and handcuffs. Life inside a police car.

This is only a taste of what’s in store at ÉCU 2017. Check out the full festival weekend programme here. And the best part? The weekend pass is only 25 euros. 73 films, 3 workshops, and access to the after-parties, all for just 25 euros!!!! Let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much better than that. One week or 7 days or 168 hours to go… we’re ready and counting down, are you?

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