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ÉCU Independent Film Festival Group









The ÉCU Independent Film Festival Group

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival
All Asian Independent Film Festival
All Americas Independent Film Festival
All African Independent Film Festival

The All Americas’ Independent Film Festival (AAIFF Americas’) will establish itself as an integral part of the global film festival circuit. We are proud to be part of the ÉCU Film Festival Group, and we pride ourselves on being filmmakers’ film festivals. We are a community that harbours a great desire to further the careers and artistic paths of America’s bold and visionary independent directors, while also fostering innovation and creativity.

Spanning from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the American continent is vast and diverse, encompassing 35 countries, a population of more than 1.002 billion all with dizzyingly different cultures, languages and cinematic perspectives and perceptions. From the bustling metropolises of the United States to the remote villages of Guatemala, each corner of the continent offers a unique tapestry of traditions, languages, and customs. The rich indigenous heritage, blended with influences from centuries of immigration, creates a cultural mosaic unlike any other. In Canada, the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples contribute to a vibrant cultural landscape alongside diverse immigrant communities. In Brazil, the fusion of indigenous, African, and European cultures gives rise to a dynamic tapestry of music, dance, cuisine and film. From the Andean peaks of Peru to the beaches of the Caribbean, the American continent’s diversity is a testament to its rich history and the resilience of its people, making it an independent film treasure trove waiting to be explored by the audiences who attend the All Americas’ Independent Film Festival (AAIFF Americas’) in Mexico in August 2025.

 

HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN?

AAIFF Americas’ is a part of the ÉCU Independent Film Festival Group, which consists of ÉCU, AAIFF Asia, AAIFF Africa and AAIFF Americas’. In 2024 we are celebrating the 19th edition of the ÉCU as it continues to forge an independent path forward.