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29-May-2015 7:23am PDT  

 

The European Independent Film Festival

11 Annual: April 08, 2016 to April 10, 2016

  European Experimental Film

 
 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in Euro
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
November 22, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


December 20, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


January 10, 2016
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


January 17, 2016
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
17-Feb-2016


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-May-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Best European Experimental
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Category Rules
Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all European work in the moving image field that can be deemed experimental made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities. A synopsis of no more than 180 characters, in English and French, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography also in English and French are required upon submission.

Previous winners include 'Out of Reach (Rain Night)' (Belgium), ‘Second Wind’ (Russia), ‘Kore’ (France), ‘Achante’ (UK), ‘Invertebrate’ (UK), ‘Candy Darling’ (Belgium).

Being able to use parts of the film or having a trailer/preview of the film would be helpful for promotional purposes within the festival and our events leading up to it.

“Winning a price at ÉCU was an excellent surprise and it has had a very positive impact on the film. After this award the film has been selected to many festivals around the world on ÉCU-on-the-Road tour and that is great, because it’s difficult to exist in the independent cinema and it’s difficult to meet the people that appreciate your work.”
- Eric Dinkian, “Kore”, winner of ÉCU 2013