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ECU_2015_blog_smallWhether imagined or real, stories are created every day, and the world is always in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain-driven ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries.

Through this dedicated quest and passion for independent cinema, ÉCU prides itself on being one of Europe’s premier events for independent films. This stems from the festival’s unyielding belief in its filmmakers and their artistic efforts.

ÉCU 2016 will take place in Paris, France from April 8th to 10th 2016.

“For the last 11 years, we are honored to have been able to help creativity, innovation and a true independent spirit around the festival. ÉCU has developed into a global 12-month event, combining our 3-day event in Paris with our global ÉCU-on-the-Road tour where we promote our Official Selection films to a worldwide audience. We help filmmakers to share their amazing stories and we look forward to another great year of spreading the word that great indie films are the fabric of our souls.” says Scott Hillier, founder and President of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival.

The competition focuses on original and independent works that demonstrate quality, creativity and innovation across fourteen categories.

European Categories: – Dramatic Feature – Dramatic Short – Documentary – Animation – Experimental – Music Video – Comedy

Non-European Categories: – Dramatic Feature – Dramatic Short – Documentary

Worldwide (European and Non-European) Categories: – Student Film – Feature Script Competition – Short Script Competition – Arab Special Section

Early Bird Deadline: November 22nd, 2015 Regular Deadline: December 20th, 2015 Late Deadline: January 10th, 2016 Withoutabox Extended Deadline : January 17th, 2016

ÉCU 2016 will also host its 10th annual “Much More Than A Script Competition!” The script competition gives writers the opportunity to shine and be acknowledged for being a central part of the collaborative filmmaking process. The competition focuses on independent screenplays that are not aimed at the mainstream or Hollywood film markets and demonstrate quality, creativity and innovation. Several of the scripts that have competed have been made into films.

Deadline: March 6th, 2016.

Independent filmmakers and scriptwriters may submit their films and/or scripts at via Withoutabox, FilmFreeway or directly from HERE. For information regarding the festival’s rules and regulation for submitting films and screenplays, please visit: Rules-and-Regulations.


February 23, 2015

Reposted from http://www.examiner.com/article/singer-chantelle-barry-is-back-with-an-amazing-new-single-one-step-closer

by Amber Claire
Hollywood Celebrity Headlines Examine

Hi Chantelle, since we last spoke to you, you have been doing a lot of exciting stuff with your music. You have also got into the producing

Photo: Aaron Nickels

Photo: Aaron Nickels

side of things. We’d love to talk to you about all the exciting news.

Hi! Yes, lot’s of cool things going on musically for me right now :) A Very exciting time.

You are getting ready to release your new video & single ‘One Step Closer’. You produced this song also, how did you feel when you first heard the finished product?

One Step Closer is a very chilled out sounding relationship song. Production is a new thing for me- it’s something I’ve always wanted to explore but I guess I just didn’t know when. I built this song from start to finish so it was very rewarding once I’d put the final touches on it, just knowing that it was something I created with complete artistic freedom and no expectation whatsoever as to how it would sound or if people would respond to it. It touches me though, because it comes from a real place so I’m proud of what I’ve created.

What is the message behind the song?

Like most of my songs it’s pretty story-driven and speaks about a relationship that could be on the border of greatness but still isn’t quite there yet. I think a lot of people can relate to it…one of those ‘so close, yet so far’ kinda themes.

I have also seen a snippet of the music video which looks incredible. Who did you work with on the video?

Thank you!! An awesome videographer out of Arizona named Aaron Nickles shot the video. It was a completely unplanned thing actually…he was in town hanging with another artist and producer I work with (Zach Savage who’s incredibly talented and signed to RCA) and I’d seen and loved a bunch of his work and very spontaneously we decided to shoot a video…so he set up the lights and we figured out a few shots we both thought would work well, and we were literally done in about 45 mins. But to me that’s how some of the best art happens, in the moment with more instinct than thought. Aaron did an amazing job!

Who are some of your favorite singers that inspired you growing up in Australia?

Great question! I’ve actually been binge listening to some of my favorite Aussie artists a lot lately. There’s the obvious greats like John Farnham, Kate Cebrano, Jack Johnson, Mondo Rock, Crowded House (not quite Aussie, but almost)…then there’s bands like Bachelor Girl that changed everything for me. Tania Doko (from Bachelor Girl) had the most incredible and pure voice. I remember hearing Buses & Trains (which was their breakout single) for the first time when I was in high school and just being blown away by this gorgeously honest voice telling a really great story and it was on the radio. Hearing Bachelor Girl and their story of recording their album independently and going platinum without a label inspired the crap out of me! It made my dream of being a singer/songwriter but still reaching the masses very accessible.

Who would you most like to work with?

I’d love to write with Tania Doko someday. I’d also like to work with Mikal Blue who discovered and helped break some really prominent musical acts here in the states like Colbie Caillat and One Republic.

Lastly, where can we check out your music?

Thank you for asking! I have 2 albums on iTunes already as well as a bunch of singles and videos on youtube. I’m really loving connecting with people on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thanks a lot for your time Chantelle! Best of luck with the new single.

Thank you, so much.

To check out the snippet of One Step Closer, go to:

https://instagram.com/p/zVXffJwW5P/?modal=true

To purchase the new single, One Step Closer, go to:

itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chantelle-barry/id41979727

For more on Chantelle Barry, check out the links below:

www.facebook.com/ChantelleBarryMusic
www.youtube.com/ChantelleBarry
www.twitter.com/ChantelleBarry
www.instagram.com/Chantellegence


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