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Theater Tuschinski

2nd February 2019

Amsterdam

About the Film Festival:

  • 3rd Edition

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

  • VENUE

    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

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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:

Certificates

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

Statuettes

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.

Rules & Terms:

 

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

 

1. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.

2. Short Film Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 2 extra minutes.

3. Films previously entered into and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.

4. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the ECA Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. All films received, which meet our criteria, will be screened at the festival in our Distributed Cinemas.

5. In the event of a film being withdrawn, ECA will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

6. The ECA is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.

7. Each film has to be submitted to at least one main category, then they qualify for additional fee categories.

8. ECA will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to the submission. For more information and queries, contact us.

FAQs

 

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%

WINNERS – August 2018

3rd Edition of the European Cinematography AWARDS

Best Film of the Month

TITLE: IT’S A MESS


DIRECTOR: Frank Prinzi


About the film:

A homeless man (Vincent D’Onofrio) with a troubled past…two young sisters with a dark secret…part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitude of New York City nights… IT’S A MESS is a study of the loneliness that comes from knowing that in this “civilized” world, innocence and evil are separated only by a fine mist that dissipates after sunset.

Director Statement:

IT’S A MESS is a fantasy but its themes are all too real: lonely, damaged, and defeated people, searching for any morsel of compassion and meaning. Finding purpose is rarely easy. If we’re lucky, we find someone to help open our eyes to it. A friendship, no matter how strange or unlikely, is still a treasured oasis for a lonely soul.
We’re all troubled by the state of our world: the glorification of greed and selfishness and the loneliness and alienation that result. Anyone who observes the world can see that it’s a mess… but it’s our mess, tragic and beautiful – something we all need to face in order to survive and change.

The technique in IT’S A MESS mirrors the story: dark, still, and quiet, with camera movement kept to a minimum. These choices seemed the ideal approach to reveal the themes of this strange little tale. IT’S A MESS is simple and classic in it’s style. No need for fireworks and overindulgent technique, just pure Cinema. The goal was to get to the heart and soul of the story with focus on the character performances and atmosphere, keeping it clear from lots of todays excessive visual and aural distractions. As Robert Bresson said,”Empty the pond to get to the fish”. I really hope you like our Film.

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.

 

4 AWARDS


BEST SHORT FILM: Frank Prinzi


BEST DIRECTOR: Frank Prinzi


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Prinzi ASC


BEST ACTOR: Vincent D’Onofrio

Director Biography:

Frank Prinzi ASC, is an Award winning filmmaker, who has been an active member of the New York Filmmaking Community for many years. He earned his Master Of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television from New York University, working early on with Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Tom Dicillo, John Woo and Ed Burns among others. His eclectic cinematography credits range from feature films, television movies to episodic series, documentaries and commercials. Writing and directing “It’s a Mess” was a chance for him to make his own personal statement and to take more creative control as a storyteller.

All Winners of the Categories:

The best films. Congratulations to All Filmmakers !!!

IT’S A MESS

IT’S A MESS

4 AWARDS
Frank Prinzi ASC

Before Night Comes – Antigone Speech

Before Night Comes – Antigone Speech

4 AWARDS
JOAQUIM PAVÃO

Are You Volleyball?!

Are You Volleyball?!

BEST DRAMA FILM
Mohammad Bakhshi

SNOWFLAKE

SNOWFLAKE

3 AWARDS
Adolfo J. Kolmerer

MMA – Never Surrender

MMA – Never Surrender

BEST TRAILER
Gerald J. Godbout III

It’s Hard To Be A Potato

It’s Hard To Be A Potato

BEST ANIMATION SHORT
İlke İzgi

A Familiar Stranger

A Familiar Stranger

BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER
Jonas Schubach

Kommando 1944

Kommando 1944

BEST US FILM
Derek Quick

Katrina’s Dream

Katrina’s Dream

BEST SCI-FI FILM
Mirko & Dario Bischofberger

Bravoman

Bravoman

BEST COMEDY FILM
Evelina Barsegian

Projeto Descubra – Lisboa

Projeto Descubra – Lisboa

2 AWARDS
Pedro Antino

Lilith

Lilith

2 AWARDS
ARMINE VOSGANIAN

F△N△TIC — TWENTY YEARS MILLIONAIRE

F△N△TIC — TWENTY YEARS MILLIONAIRE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Artem Shekhovtsov

Minds On Mute

Minds On Mute

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Lander Haverals & Annick Timmermans

The Last Lesbian

The Last Lesbian

BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER
Zichen Tang

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

BEST FILM POSTER
Megan Ellison

A tree remembers

A tree remembers

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Konstantinos Follas

Joyce

Joyce

BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR
Nora Jaenicke

RECURSE

RECURSE

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
Artur Golczewski & Lucas Vossoughi

THIS IS OUR TIME

THIS IS OUR TIME

BEST SONG
Debra Gussin & Dale Effren

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

DATE:

2nd February, 2019

ADDRESS:

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
The sky is blue everywhere
November 10th (Battle of Surabaya)
Rock and a Hard Place
Easter Island
Milkmaid
When
ORANGE
Namibia
Agrinoui
Are You Volleyball?!
Budapest Inferno
Marriage
Heavenkid
The Escape
Dragonfly
Unexpected
The Promise
The God of Small Things / জড়েশ্বর
Princess Eun Hwa
The Madame in Black
Pure Madness
Rendez-vous
Light Sight
Soul of Steel
The Eve
Sadoum
In a Heartbeat
By Blood
Asphyxia

We have a category for Your Film:

MAIN CATEGORIES

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

ADDITIONAL FEE CATEGORIES

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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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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