The Present | A Short Film by Jacob Frey

  • Published on:  Monday, March 20, 2017
  • The film tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing videogames instead of discovering what’s waiting outside. One day his Mum decides to get a little surprise for her son, which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his video game any longer.

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    The Present won numerous awards, including:

    Int. Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics Cartoon Club – Cartoon Kids Award
    Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prize Best Animation
    FESA – Best Film for Children
    Animago Award – Nominated for Best Short Film
    Int. Student Film Festival Pisek – Special Jury Award
    Animalada – Best Short Animated Film 2014, Jury Award
    Anim Arte – Maxi Second place: Audience Award
    15 Short Film Festival – Jury Award Best Animation
    PISAF – Audiences Prize (International)
    International Family Film Festival – Best Foreign Short Animation


    The Present has been shown at numerous festivals, including:

    Enfoque, Int. Film Festival of Puerto Rico
    Filmschau Baden Wuerttemberg
    El Corto del Ano
    Watersprite 2015
    California International Shorts Festival
    Short Tiger, Next Generation
    Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
    Soul 4 Reel Festival
    Canada International Film Festival
    CMS Int. Children´s Film Festival


    Director: Jacob Frey
    Screenplay: Fabio Cavalcanti and Jacob Frey
    Production: Jacob Frey, Anna Matacz, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg |
    Music: Tobias Bürger
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