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Theater Tuschinski

2nd February 2019


About the Film Festival:

  • 3rd Edition

    > Release Date: 17th January 2018
    > Notification Date: 17th January 2019
    > AWARDS Ceremony: 2nd February 2019


    LIVE SCREENING: Pathé Tuschinski
    Address: Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Film Festival

    European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA) is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide. We support new and student film-makers, who are just beginning their careers with a supportive and enthusiastic audience for their creative efforts and giving them access to film industry professionals who can offer guidance and other forms of career assistance.

    ECA film industry specialists announce semi-finalists, finalists and winners each month. Each year we select ONE Best Of The Best (from all categories) and the prize is the Golden Eagle Trophy.

    We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers’ careers.

    Winners receive laurels, certificates and optional choice of trophy.

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“In a Heartbeat”

Director: Esteban Bravo and Beth David

Academy Award

Shortlisted, 2017

European Cinematography AWARDS

WINNER - Best Animation Short, March 2017

Student Academy Awards

WINNER - Best Animated Short, 2017

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Read the reviews

This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

Heaven Kid

 Great Festival. Great communications. It was an honor to be part of it.

James Carroll

I am so glad to be chosen by European Cinematography AWARDS. just wish I could have been at the festival!

Joakim Lund

A competition of excellence standard. I recommend it!

Christophe Karabache

Great festival! I was very happy to win Best Woman Director with my film DMUS, so thank you so much! Honoured and grateful! I'll certainly submit my new movies.

Sadie Duarte

Enjoyed submitting to this festival. Great communication and answered every question I had. Awesome being selected and it helped in a few networking events.

Mark & Anna Casadei

Guys, experience, like any experience, is the most positive! Continue on, do not be bored and I'll soon be drawing with another great movie!! Thank you for your time and attention!!!

Konopkin Yuriy

Great festival!! Thank you for showcasing my film.

Saud Jubaer

Great festival. Recommend everybody to participate !

Daria Balabai

The Awards:


Every Winner of the category will receive a  personalized certificate with an online verification.

Festival Laurels

We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. The course is divided into several stages:

> Semi-Finalsit

> Finalist

> Winner of the Category

> Best Film of the Month (Official Selection)

> Best Film of the Year


Golden Eagle Statuette it’s optional trophy ONLY FOR WINNERS. Best movie of the year will receive a free trophy at the awards ceremony.

Best Film of the Month will receive the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema.

Submission Rules and Terms of Agreement:


The film festival works under the Cinematography Awards Foundation, an association of film festivals which highlight excellence in cinematography. It is legally established and is managed by film industry professionals.

A body supervising the foundation: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage


  1. Monthly submissions for the 3rd edition of European Cinematography Awards (ECA) is open to short films, feature films and videos of any genre.
  2. All films must be presented in their original language with English subtitle.
  3. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2015. Premiere status is not required.
  4. Films submitted for consideration in the previous ECA editions are eligible for re-submission only if there are significant rework done to the films.
  5. Short film entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.
  6. Student films and videos must present proper documentations from their academic institution, example: academic ID of the director/producer or a letter of recommendation from an academic adviser or institution. Any films submitted as student film without proper identification will be disqualified in the category.
  7. Student films must be submitted no later than one year after graduation.
  8. All submitted films and/or videos must pay the necessary entry fee. Student entries are eligible for discounted fees.




How long is a short/feature film?

Films under 30 minutes are considered short films & over are features.


How are the films selected for the festival?

Films submitted to the festival are reviewed by our selection team, which evaluates each film, looking for the best thematic and well-produced films.


When you accept submissions?

We are accepting submissions year round with monthly deadlines. Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting.

Submit Your Film Now:

This month Student Film -50%

New Winners

3rd Edition of the European Cinematography AWARDS

Best Film of the Month

TITLE: Last Tree Standing

DIRECTOR: Agnes Peel-McGregor

About the film:

A dark fairy tale set against a dystopian backdrop, that follows the story of a young girl named Lexie, who befriends a magical creature – half man, half tree.

Director Statement

Last Tree Standing deals with the archetypal conflict between man’s hunger for resources and the fragility of nature. It asks us a question: does human life matter more than a tree’s or are they interdependent?
The film is also a tale of tolerance. The fantasy aspect of one of the main characters, who is half-man and half-tree, touches on the problem of our attitude towards anyone and anything that’s different or unknown. It assures us that being unique is a beautiful part of nature itself.
I hope the film’s message, which lies beneath the surface of this dark fairytale, will bring about a reflection through the audience it reaches.

The Best Film of the Month has the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema. The rest of the films for the live screening will be selected by the jury from all the category winners within the year. We will present the full list of selected winners on a date to be announced later.









All Winners of the Categories:

The best films. Congratulations to All Filmmakers !!!

Last Tree Standing

Last Tree Standing


Agnes Peel-McGregor

Cakra Buana

Cakra Buana


Massimo Burhanuddin




Federico Troisi

Never Disappear

Never Disappear


Leading LEE



Best Actor

Bernardo Villarreal

La Perla After Maria

La Perla After Maria

Best Woman Director

Clari del Pilar Lewis

The Story of a Panty

The Story of a Panty

Best Documentary Film

Stefanne Prijot




Anna Alfieri




Manuel Koch

Manny Fantasma

Manny Fantasma

Best Web/TV Series

Michael Carnick

The Art of Night

The Art of Night

Best Nature/Travel Film

Muhammad Asif Islam



Best First Time Director

Carlos Haidamous

The Benturas – Bad Girl

The Benturas – Bad Girl

Best Music Video

Santiago Alcazar



Best Europe Film

Hugo Diego Garcia

Road to Britain

Road to Britain

Best Drone Film

Chun Lok Choi

The Accomplice

The Accomplice

Best Editing

Daniel Lapira

Ms. Piggy

Ms. Piggy

Best US Film

Tianying Jiang

WINNERS July 2018

WINNERS June 2018

WINNERS May 2018

THE CHASE by Lawrence Ribeiro

Winner - Best Action Film

SUND: D. Chris Smith

Known For: “Skyscraper” “The Revenant ” John Wick: Chapter 2″

Edit: Richard Pearson

Known For: “United 93” “Men in Black II” “007 Quantum of Solace”

POST: Company 3

Known For: “Transformers” “XXX” “Jack Reacher”

WINNERS April 2018

WINNERS March 2018

WINNERS February 2018

WINNERS January 2018

Golden Eagles

Films selected to Live Screening - Amsterdam 2019

Best Film of the Month has the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema.

The rest of the films for the live screening will be selected by the jury from all the category winners within the year. We will present the full list of selected winners on a date to be announced later.

Submit Your Film Now:

This month Student Film -50%

VENUE – The Next Live Screening

Pathé Tuschinski | Amsterdam | Netherlands

European Cinematography AWARDS


2nd February, 2019


Pathé Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands


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We have submissions from nearly 100 Countries

and we are waiting to watch Your Films.

Kiss of Death
Are You Volleyball?!
Budapest Inferno
A Date With Shillelagh
Last Tree Standing
The Escape
The Promise
The God of Small Things / জড়েশ্বর
Princess Eun Hwa
The Madame in Black
Pure Madness
Light Sight
Soul of Steel
The Eve
In a Heartbeat
By Blood
My Sun And Life
The sky is blue everywhere
November 10th (Battle of Surabaya)
Rock and a Hard Place

We have a category for Your Film:


You have to submit your film to one of them:

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Drama Film
  • Best Comedy Film
  • Best Horror Film
  • Best Thriller Film
  • Best Action Film
  • Best Sci-Fi Film
  • Best Fantasy Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Animation Film
  • Best Animation Short
  • Best Indie Film
  • Best Web/TV Series
  • Best Experimental Film
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Nature/Travel Film
  • Best Music Video
  • Best One Minute Film
  • Best LGBT Film
  • Best Silent Film
  • Best Drone Film
  • Best Picture
  • Best Commercial / Advertisement
  • Best Virtual Reality (VR) & 360 Film
  • Best Short Screenplay
  • Best Feature Screenplay
  • Best Student Screenplay


You can submit your film to many categories:

  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST DIRECTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST ART DIRECTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST ACTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST STUDENT ACTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST ACTRESS ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST STUDENT ACTRESS ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST CHILD/YOUNG ACTOR ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST SINGER/VOICE ( Additional Fee Category
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST SONG ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST TRAILER/TEASER ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST EDITING ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST MOVIE FILM POSTER ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST BOLLYWOOD FILM ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST NOLLYWOOD FILM ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST US FILM ( Additional Fee Category)
  • BEST EUROPE FILM ( Additional Fee Category)

Marcel Iures – Octav (2017)

WINNER - Best Actor

Last Festival News

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European Cinematography AWARDS

Did you make a film?

Give Your Dreams a Chance. It Could Be YOU. Submit your film to the festival.

This month students fees -50%.

Every month, we are proud of the festival Winners:

Selena Lee

Winner Best Actress

Xander Turian

Winner Best Horror

Ziryab Ben Brahem

Best St. Cinematographer - ``The Negative`` is the only film shot and finished in the Vistavision format since 1960's.

This is a fantastic European Film Festival where talent truly matters. I am indeed grateful and proud that my feature film “Julia 17” is a semi-finalist at this significant film festival. I am a young filmmaker and the honest appreciation for my work is what makes me very happy and it gives me the best motivation to continue working in films and to return with new projects. Many thanks to the Jury and the Festival members. This is the unforgettable beginning of my career and I am so happy that you're a part of. Wishing you “European Cinematography Awards Film Festival “ always lots of great recognition around the world. Sincerely yours, Andreea Boyer

Andreea Boyer

Thank You Andreea for warm words about our work. We are pretty happy that we can give you the motivation to continue work in films. Good Luck!

Festival Director – Peter



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