About the Film Festival

European Cinematography AWARDS

3rd Edition - 2018
Release Date: 12.2017

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 and optional choice of trophy.

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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 In the event of a film being withdrawn, ECA will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.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. ECA will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to the submission. For more information and queries, contact us.


Films submitted to the festival are reviewed by our selection team, which evaluates each film, looking for the best thematic and well-produced films.
We are accepting submissions year round with monthly deadlines. Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting.


WINNERS - January

WINNERS - February





European Cinematography Awards (ECA)


Every Winner of the category will receive a free, personalized diploma 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-Finalists




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 one of the cinemas in Warsaw at the end of each year.

Last News


HOLIDAY BREAK - Our office will be closed until 7th AUG


We are starting the new edition (2018) of the European Cinematography AWARDS. Good luck to everyone !!!