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Spanish ESNE fest hosting Iran’s ‘Echo’

Iranian ‘Echo’ is screening at the ESNE IX Int’l Short filmfest in Spain.

Acclaimed Iranian short animation ‘Echo’ has been picked as finalist at the ESNE IX International Short Film Festival in Spain.

The 7-minute short work, directed by Barzan Rostami, is one of the films selected as finalist at the 3D Animation section of the Spanish fest’s 9th edition.

‘Echo’ is about understanding and perception of wildlife and environmental abuse, as well as its consequences on human race.

The film has been showcased at a number of global events, including the Smaragdni Eco film festival in Croatia, the R.E.D International Film Festival in Norway, the Snake Alley Festival of Film in the US, and the International Tour Film Festival in Italy.

The flick’s screening at the Southern Cone Int’l Film Festival in Mexico brought it the Best Short Film award. In Polish Wlodzimiers Puchalski Int’l Nature filmfest, it grabbed a Special Jury Prize. And, the Pink City Int’l Short filmfest in India bestowed its Best Sound Designing award upon the film’s sound engineer, Hossein Chorchian.

Launched in 2012, the ESNE International Short Film Festival is organized by ESNE University in Madrid. The fest accepts films made by university students.

This year’s edition of the event was kicked off on October 19 and it is set to wrap up on November 15.