13th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

May 04, 2018 to May 06, 2018

 
Category

European Comedy 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
December 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
January 14, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
February 4, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 11, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
March 14, 2018

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2016

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
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP

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.

1st Place
Sponsor:Sponsors to be announced
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. This category is open to all European comedies 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.

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.

Previous winners include 'Le Chat Doré' (Spain), 'Discipline' (Switzerland), 'De Smet' (Belgium/Netherlands), ‘Great’ (Germany), ‘Island Queen’ (UK).


“It’s always an honour to be nominated for an international film festival, especially one as nice and fun as ÉCU. Wim was selected for ÉCU in 2012 with his short film ‘Beats of Love’ and he has some very good memories of his time in Paris so it’s great to be back with some new work.”

- Thomas Baerten & Wim Geudens, Directors of DE SMET, winner of Best European Independent Comedy Film at ÉCU 2015.


“It is important that festivals do as they say, when they say they're indie. Not just to look cool, and feel indie, but promote indie filmmaking because the movies that ÉCU screened this weekend, all deserve to be seen and it is importantt that people back that up and put it on the screen, at let everyone see it.
- Felipe Rodriguez, director of “Kidnap Capital“, winner of Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2016.