The Present


After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to share “The Present” with the rest of the world.

“The Present” is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala.

Make sure to check out his page: www.mentirinhas.com.br

“The Present” is a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

We really hope you enjoy the result of our hard work. Thanks to everyone who help creating this film and everyone who supported us during the festivals. Thanks a lot for making this such an incredible journey.

Soundtrack by "Zealand"


A more detailed list of all the festival awards:

01. Int. Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics Cartoon Club - Cartoon Kids Award

02. Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prize Best Animation

03. FESA - Best Film for Children

04. Animago Award - Nominated for Best Short Film

05. Int. Student Film Festival Pisek – Special Jury Award

06. Animalada - Best Short Animated Film 2014, Jury Award

07. Anim Arte – Maxi Second place: Audience Award

08. 15 Short Film Festival – Jury Award Best Animation

09. PISAF – Audiences Prize (International)

10. International Family Film Festival – Best Foreign Short Animation

11. Enfoque, Int. Film Festival of Puerto Rico – Best Animation and Audience Choice Award

12. Filmschau Baden Wuerttemberg – Best Animation

13. El Corto del Ano - Special Jury Mention

14. Watersprite 2015 – Best Original Film Music

15. California International Shorts Festival – Best Animated Short

16. Short Tiger, Next Generation – Short Tiger Award

17. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival – Audience Award Kids

18. Soul 4 Reel Festival – Best Animation

19. Canada International Film Festival - Best Animation

20. CMS Int. Children´s Film Festival – Special Mention

21. Monstronale – Int. Children Jury Award

22. Sehsuechte Int. Student Festival Konrad Wolf – Best Children Film

23. RiverRun International Film Festival – Best Student Animated Short

24. VAFI – MIDI Section First Prize

25. Newport Beach Film Festival – Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking

26. Timeline Film Festival – Filmmaker Award

27. Animayo Festival de Cine de Animacion – Director Award

28. Chile Monos Festival Internationcional de Animacion – Second Place Int. School Short Film Competition

29. Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Best Animation

30. Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth - THE HERMÍNA TÝRLOVÁ AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTIST AGED UNDER 35

31. Rendezvous Festival – Best Animation

32. Accolade Global Film Competition - Award of Excellence Special Mention: Animation (Student)

33. Long Day Short Film – Grand Jury Prize

34. Animatio Curtas Vila do Conde IFF – Curtinhas Prize

35. Anima Mundi – Best short film for Children

36. Maramures International Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award

37. Real to Reel International Film festival – Best Student Animation

38. Giffoni Film Festival – Second Most Voted Film

39. Traverse City Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Kids Short

40. Ariano Film Festival – Best Animation

41. Int. Film Festival Nueva Mirada for Children and Youth - Golden Kite" Award

42. Joy House Film Festival – Media Super's Best Film

43. ArTelesia Film Festival – School and University Award

44. Summer Slam Film Festival – Best Animation Short

45. Catalina Film Festival – Best Animation Film

46. Sapporo Shorts Fest - Best Student Children Film Silver

47. Sapporo Shorts Fest - Best Student Director Award

48. AKUT – 2. Audience Award

49. NYLA International Film Festival - Best Animation

50. Austin Film Festival - Animated Short Audience Award

51. Seoul Guro Int. Kids Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film

52. Filemon - Best Short Film

53. Virginia Film Festival – Audience Award for Narrative Short

54. Ojai Film Festival – Honorable Mention

55. Gold Coast International Film festival – Jury Award for Best Student Short Film

56. Short Film Awards – Best Animated Short

57. Roshd Int. Film Festival – Third Prize

58. Olympia International Film Festival – Children´s Jury Award for Best animated short

59. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Animation

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