11th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

April 08, 2016 to April 10, 2016

 
Category

European Experimental Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
November 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Late Deadline
January 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 17, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 17, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

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