„Echo” by Magnus von Horn at Sundance Film Festival!

The organizers of the Sundance Film Festival – one of the most important film events in the world – have just announced the list of films qualified for the contest. In the documentary film section “Echo”, the film by Magnus von Horn, school feature film etude from the Lodz Film School will compete for the prize.

“Echo”, an extremely moving, beautifully filmed tale about two boys, who killed their school friend, is one of the powerful films of the Lodz Film School this year. The film, which is promoted abroad by the Krakow Film Foundation, has already travelled almost half of the world. It began its career receiving the Silver Hobby-horse at this year’s Krakow Film Festival. “Echo” was shown and awarded at many festivals, among others, at  Oberhausen Short Film Festival in Germany, at Curtas vila do Conde in Portugal, at  Rhode Island IFF in the USA, at Odense FF in Denmark, at International Short Film Festival in Drama in Greece, at  38th Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, Canada, at  Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival in Russia (the best short-length film award), at Leeds Film Festival in Great Britain, at  International Short Film Festival of Lille in France (the best feature-film award), at  Curtocircuito Festival in Spain, at  Alcine Film Festival in Spain, at Munich International Festival of Film Schools (Grand Prix) in Germany, at  Brest European Short Film Festival in France, at Zagreb Film Festival in Croatia, at  Festival Tous Courts in Aix-en-Provence in France(Grand Prix), at  FilmFestival Cottbus in Germany, at  51th Zinebi Bilbao in Spain and at Prague Short FF in the Czech Republic.

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from 21st to 31st January 2010, in Park City, Utah, “Echo” will compete for the main prize together with sixteen other short feature-films from around the world.

It is worth mentioning that “Echo” is not the only one Polish element in the short-length film contest – the film “Birthday” by Jenifer  Malmqvist, Swedish-Polish coproduction made in Lodz Film School, is also present in this section.

You can find more information on the festival’s official website.