The Present
The present

film type animated film Production Country Germany production year 2014 runtime 4'25 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Englisch Subtitles Portugiesisch
screening format Blu-Ray aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Englisch Subtitles Portugiesisch

The short tells the story of a boy who rather spend his time indoors playing videogames instead of discovering whats 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.

Official Trailer:

director Jacob Frey Animation Jacob Frey Schnitt / Editing Jacob Frey Bildgestaltung / DOP Jacob Frey Drehbuch / Script Jacob Frey, Fabio Cavalcanti Besetzung / Cast Quinn Nealy, Samantha Brown Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Tobias Bürger Szenenbild / Production Design Bin-Han To Produktion / Production Anna Matacz Tongestaltung / Sound Design Marco Manzo film school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
2014 Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games, Rimini, Italy (Cartoon Kids Award)
2014 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), Providence, Newport, USA (Grand Prize Best Animation)
2014 FESA Festival of European Student Animation, Belgrade, Serbia (Best Film for Children)
2014 International Student Film Festival Písek, Czech Republic (Special Jury Award)
2014 Animalada Animation Festival Sevilla, Spain (Best Short Animated Film 2014)
2014 Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (Maxi Second Place, Audience Award)
2014 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (Jury Award - Best Animation)
2014 PISAF - Bucheon International Student Animation Festival, Korea (Republic of) (Audiences Prize (International))
2014 International Family Film Festival, Burbank, USA (Best Foreign Short Animation)
2014 ENFOQUE International Film Festival, Puerto Rico, USA (Best Animation, Audience Choice Award)
2014 Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (Best Animation)
2015 Watersprite Cambridge International Student Film Festival, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Best Original Film Music)
2015 California International Shorts Festival (CISF), Encino, USA (Best Animated Short)
2015 Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany (Audience Award Kids)
2015 Soul 4 Real Festival, Maryland, USA (Best Animation)
2015 Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver (Best Animation)
2015 CMS International Children´'s Film Festival, Lakhnau, India (Special Mention)
2015 Monstrale Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Halle, Halle (Saale), Germany (Int. Children Jury Award)
2015 Sehsüchte - Internationales Studierendenfilmfestival, Potsdam, Germany (Best Children Film)
2015 RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, USA (Best Student Animated Short)
2015 VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival, Varaždin, Croatia (MIDI Section First prize)
2015 Newport Beach Film Festival, USA (Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking – Short Film)
2015 TimeLine Film Festival, Carate Brianza, Italy (Filmmaker Award)
2015 Animayo, Las Palmas, Spain (Director Award)
2015 CHILEMONOS International Animation Festival, Las Condes Santiago, Chile (second place - Int. School Short Film)
2015 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (CBFF), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Best Animation)
2015 Rendezvous Festival, New Delhi, India (Best Animation)
2015 Accolade Global Film Competition, San Diego, USA (Award of Excellence)
2015 The Long Day Short Film Festival, Alameda, USA (Grand Jury Prize Animation)
2015 Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Portugal (Curtinhas Prize)
2015 ANIMA MUNDI, International Animation Festival of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (Best Short Film for Children)
2015 Maramures International Film Festival, Romania (Audience Award)
2015 Real to Reel International Film Festival, Kings Mountain, USA (Best Student Animation)
2015 Giffoni Film Festival, Italy (Second most voted film)
2015 Traverse City Film Festival, USA (Audience Award for Best Kids Short)
2015 Ariano International Film Festival, Italy (Best Animation)
2015 International Film Festival "Nueva Mirada" for Children & Youth, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Golden Kite - Best Short Animated Film)
2015 Joy House Film Festival, Sydney, Australia (Media Super)
2015 ARTELESIA International Social Film Festival, Benevento, Italy (School and University Award)
2015 Summer Slam Film Festival, Freeport, USA (Best Animation Short)
2015 Catalina Film Festival, Avalon, USA (Best Animation Film)
2015 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan (Best Student Children Film Silver, Best Student Director Award)
2015 AKUT - Kurzfilmwettbewerb Amberg, Germany (Second Audience Award)
2015 NYLA - New York Los Angeles International Film Festival, New York City, Los Angeles, USA (Best Animation)
2015 Austin Film Festival, USA (Animated Short Audience Award)
2015 Guro International Kids' Film Festival, Seoul, Korea (Republic of) (Best Animated Short Film)
2015 Filem'On - International Film Festival for Young Audiences, Brussels, Belgium (Best Short Film)
2015 Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, USA (Audience Award for Narrative short)
2015 Ojai Film Festival, USA (Honorable Mention)
2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival, Great Neck, USA (Jury Award for Best Student Short Film)
2015 Roshd International Film Festival Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of) (3rd Prize)
2015 Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Pyrgos, Greece (Children´s Jury Award for Best Animated Short)
  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Sigrid Gairing
  • Akademiehof 10
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
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Jacob Frey

in 2014 he graduated from Flmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Animation;
his short films were screened at hundreds of film festivals world wide and won multiple awards

2008 Jimbo Clementine
2009 Bob
2011 Jelly Jeff