14th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

April 05, 2019 to April 07, 2019

 
Category

Arab Special Selection

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Euro

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
December 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
January 13, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 20, 2019
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
February 13, 2019

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2017

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
English
French

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

Category Rules

In its 14th edition, ÉCU is happy for the fifth year in the row to highlight independent Arab filmmakers, competing for The Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking. The winner of this “Special Section,” will receive an award for their outstanding creative efforts dedicated to the memory of the late Ahmed Khedr, a talented director and good friend of the festival.

Films should be independent in spirit, original in perspective and 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 'Wasati' (Saudi Arabia), 'Sing For Me' (Canada), 'Little Gandhi' (Turkey, USA, Syria) 'Amongst' (Saudi Arabia), ‘7 Hours’ (Lebanon), ‘ A Tempo : 3rd Act’ (Lebanon).

“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.


"Thank you very much for selection our short movie Has#tag at the ECU Film festival. 
We had a wonderful evening on the openingnight on Friday! And yes: also the party was great. 
Keep on going with the good and independent vibes! 
I really love what you guys do!"
- Keving Hoed, director of Has#tag, ÉCU 2018.