At the recently completed 69th Montecatini International Film Festival (Italy / Tuscany), a Serbian film “Echo” won the Golden Heron Award for Best Short Animated Film. The award was handed to the authors Borisa Simovic and Kosta Rakicevic by the president of the jury Javier Venturi, an Italian critic and film theory professor.
Montecatini Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Europe. “Echo” was created in 2018 in the production of Digitalkraft, a production studio from Belgrade, with the support of the Film Center of Serbia. The script was written by Borisa Simovic based on the motives of Svetozar Vlajkovic‘s story. Echo was directed by Borisa Simovic and Kosta Rakicevic, illustrated by Aleksandar Zolotic, with music was composed by a significant Serbian composer from New York, Milos Raickovic.
Serbian actors Radivoje Rasa Bukvic, Jelena Dokic and Lenka Simovic borrowed voices for the film. Echo was screened in a short time in a number of festivals around the world (23) and has won a total of six international awards. “Echo” will have its North American premiere on November 3, at Arpa International Film Festival, in the famous Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, LA.