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.
“In a Heartbeat”
Director: Esteban Bravo and Beth David
European Cinematography AWARDS
WINNER - Best Animation Short, March 2017
Student Academy Awards
WINNER - Best Animated Short, 2017
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I am so glad to be chosen by European Cinematography AWARDS. just wish I could have been at the festival!
A competition of excellence standard. I recommend it!
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.
Enjoyed submitting to this festival. Great communication and answered every question I had. Awesome being selected and it helped in a few networking events.
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!!!
Great festival!! Thank you for showcasing my film.
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Every Winner of the category will receive a personalized certificate with an online verification.
We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. The course is divided into several stages:
> Winner of the Category
> Best Film of the Month (Official Selection)
> Best Film of the Year
Cinematography AWARDS officially called the “Golden Eagle” is an award in the form of a statuette for outstanding achievements in the field of cinematography.
The trophy is handed during the award ceremony of the film festival within the year:
– Director – The Best Film Of The Year
– Cinematographer – The Best Cinematographer Of The Year
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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
Monthly submissions for the 4th edition of European Cinematography Awards (ECA) is open to short films, feature films and videos of any genre.
All films must be presented in their original language with English subtitle.
Films must have been completed after 1 January 2017. Premiere status is not required.
Films submitted for consideration in the previous ECA editions are eligible for re-submission only if there are significant rework done to the films.
Short film entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.
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.
Student films must be submitted no later than one year after graduation.
All submitted films and/or videos must pay the necessary entry fee. Student entries are eligible for discounted fees.
The festival published the list of Films selected to the Live Screening on 4-5th February 2023
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This month Student & Gold Members Discount
Every month, we are proud of the festival Winners:
Winner Best Actress
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
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!
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