Magnus von Horn was born in 1983 in Sweden, Gothenburg. He is living and working in Poland. He graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź in 2013, where he now teaches directing. Magnus made a successful entrance with his short films: Echo (2010) that premiered at Sundance FF and Without Snow (2011) that premiered at Locarno FF.
His debut feature The Here After was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight 2015 at the Cannes FF and won two Swedish Guldbagge Awards for Best Film & Best Director. It has been screened at festivals such as Toronto, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian and was sold to more than 10 territories. It was also nominated for the New Vision Award at RIFF in 2015. With Sweat, his second feature-length fiction, he took part in the Torino Film Lab.