ECHO director wins award in Valladolid

Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson has won the award for Best Director at the film festival in Valladolid in Spain for his film ECHO.

The Valladolid Film Festival (also called Seminci) was held for the 64th time this year and is dedicated to showcasing international art house films.

In an article from Variety about the Valladolid festival, Rúnarsson is praised for being “one of a rising generation of young filmmakers in Iceland”.

ECHO is produced by Nimbus Iceland and Pegasus Pictures, co-produced with Jour2Fete and Bord Cadre Films, supported by The Icelandic Film Center, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and the Ministry of Industries Iceland as well as being co-funded by Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme.