The Present | A Short Film by Jacob Frey


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.


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
Producer: Jacob Frey and Anna Matacz
Music: Tobias Bürger

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