European Cinematography Awards (ECA) ()


24 Sep 2018
Call for entries

17 Nov 2018
Festival closed

17 Jan 2019
Notification date

02 Feb 2018
02 Feb 2019


Reguliersbreestraat 26-34,  1017 CN, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Festival description
Short Films

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 02 February 2018      Festival end: 02 February 2019

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 + plus Live Screening.

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, diplomas (with online verification) and optional choice of a trophy (best film of the month).

The course is divided into several stages:
- WINNER of the Category

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

Best movie of the year will receive a free trophy during a live screening at the awards ceremony. The screening takes place in one of the most beautiful cinema in Europe - Pathe Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam.

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European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)

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

1. Each film has to be submitted to at least one genre, then they qualify for additional fee categories.

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

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

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

5. 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.

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 In the event of a film being withdrawn, ECA will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

7. 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.

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

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.



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