“Echo” Animated Short NEWS

Restaurant Scene from ((echo)) Animated short film Written & Directed by Sergio Ko Music by Anthony Palaskas Featuring: Alina Kotsovoulou and Dimitris Dimopoulos

Synopsis: Ellie avoids verbal communication because she hears an ECHO of -what she thinks to be- the thoughts of the speaker. She survives thanks to her landlady. Manu moves into the apartment across. Day by day, their routines echo each others.


We are proud to announce that Echo has won 15 awards and 15 nominations in over 60 festivals and has screened in every continent excluding the Arctic!

On May the 6th we will screen at the FFAA Festival du film d’animation d’Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire Premiere, Official selection).

On May the 4th echo will travel back to Brazil and ANIMATIBA – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE ANIMAÇÃO DE CURITIBA Brasil (Official selection).

On April 30th we return to California and the Palm Springs International Animation Festival (PSIAF) (official Selection).

On the 29th of April we travelled to Nigeria and the Eko International Film Festival Lagos Nigeria where in our Nigerian premiere “echo” won “Best Animation”.

On April 5, 2023 we screened in Africa and the Apedemak Sudan International Animation Film Festival (Sudanese premier, Official selection).

On March 30 Echo screened at AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival (Oceania premiere, Best Animated Film Finalist).

On March 21st Echo screened at BAYAMÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Puerto Rico (Puerto Riccan Premiere, Official selection).

On the 15th of March 2023 “echo” won “Best Short Animation” at the Liverpool Indie Awards festival in the UK.

On the 29th of January 2023 “echo” won Greek animation’s highest honor, the “Stratos Stasinos” award for best Professional production by ASIFA Hellas and the Greek Film Centre.

In January 18th we had our African premiere at the Out of Africa International Film Festival Nairobi Kenya (African Premiere, Official selection)

December 4th 2022 we screened at the Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival Corfu Greece (official Selection, 2nd Place Greek Production)

lulea film festival Sweden  Best Animated Film

Echo was nominated “Best short Animation” at the “Montreal International Animation Film Festival ANIMAZE 2022” in Canada on November 11, 2022. Our Quebecois premiere and our third Canadian Screen Award qualifier Festival.

Echo was nominated “Best Animation” at Jakarta Independent Film Festival 2022 in November 2, 2022.

In the 1st of November 2022 Echo is participating in Aesthetica Film Festival 2022 at York
United Kingdom, a BAFTA Award qualifier Festival.

On October 28th 2022 echo had its Cypriot premiere at The Animattikon Project in Paphos Cyprus.

On October 19, 2022, Echo returned to Chania Greece for the Chania Film Festival.

Echo had its Georgian Premiere on September 22nd 2022 and WON “Best Animation” at the ME fest 2022 in Milledgeville-Eatonton, Georgia United States.

One more Greek island stop in our tour on September 25th, 2022 for the prestigious Animasyros 2022 at Ermoupolis in Syros island Greece.

On September 17th, 2022 Echo is hopping on a ferry to the beautiful port-city of Chania in the island of Crete Greece for the 6th Chaniartoon 2022.

We opened the Drama International Short Film Festival in the city of Drama
Greece on September 5, 2022 with a Special Screening.

Echo’s Mexican Premiere was on September 2, 2022 at the Festival Vic Film 2022 in Ciudad Victoria Mexico.

Echo screened at Neum Animated Film Festival 2022 at Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina as a part of their Panorama Naff 2022 making it our Bosnia and Herzegovina Premiere

Great news from Regina Canada, Echo won the “best animated short” award in this Canadian Screen Award qualifier Festival. https://riffa.ca/

On August 9 Echo had its Albanian premiere at the Dropull International Film Festival.

Echo is participating in the Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Arts Festival 2022 at Kyiv Ukraine (online) in September 7, 2022 our Ukrainian Premiere. https://linoleumfest.com/en/

Our Mexican Premiere will be On September 2, 2022 Festival Vic Film at Ciudad Victoria Mexico. https://festivalvicfilm.org/

On August 9th Echo will have its Saskatchewan(Canada) Premiere at RIFFA Regina International Film Festival and Awards 2022 our second Canadian Screen Award qualifier Festival. https://riffa.ca/

On June 25th 2022 Echo screened at AXD Film Festival 2022 in Alexandroupolis Greece and WON the Fantasia Special Mention Award more: https://axdfilmfest.com

On June 22nd 2022 Echo had its Canadian Premiere at the Oakville Film Festival 2022 a Canadian Screen Award qualifier Festival. https://offa.ca

On June 3rd 2022 Echo screened at the psarokokalo film fest in Athens Greece. https://www.psarokokalo.org

On May 19th 2022 Echo had its Latin American Premiere in Venezuela at the “El ojo iluso animation film festivalhttps://www.bordes.com.ve/rules-and-terms-international-animation-film-festival/

On April 24, 2022 Echo screened at the “INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MALACCA 2022: Malacca
our Malaysian Premiere and WON “Best Animated Short Film”

On April 7th 2022 ECHO screened at this year’s American Documentary And Animation Film Festival and Film Fund! An Academy Award qualifier Festival. We couldn’t be more honoured and incredibly excited to be part of such a prestigious event.

On December 4th 2021 Echo started its festival run with our World premiere at the Los Angeles Animation Festival 2021 and won two awards the “Filmfest award for excellence” and “Silver character-based short”. A fantastic start for our films journey in the festival circuit.


How would you act if you felt like someone could hear your innermost thoughts? How would your behaviour change, if you could hear an ECHO of truth behind one’s words? Would you change , If you heard a contradicting Echo after everyone’s words?

A Greco-Iranian-Canadian Co-Production from ADDART, Mystic House, Hoorakhsh Studios, Please Insert Coin & the Greek film center with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture

Written & Directed by Sergio Ko Music by Anthony Palaskas Story by: Sergio Ko, Matina Galatsianou with Dimitris Savaidis Voiced By: Alina Kotsovoulou and Dimitris Dimopoulos

Full credits and awards: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15471524…

Animatic & Story Editor Vasilis Evdokias Keyframes & Character designs Lefteris Faidas Line producer Dimitris Kazantzis Character & Concept art by Efi Τheodoropoulou ASSOCIATE Producer / Managing Director Stavros Savvaidis Storyboard artist assistants Maria Petzolt Alkiviadis Koumaros Katerina Karadimou Graphic Design Nassia Kefala


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