Education Blog

Animating Unexpected Friendships

By Karolina Manko, Communications Manager 05.09.16

If you haven't already seen this incredible, moving, and beautifully made animated short here's your chance to check it out.  The Present is a project out of the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It was made by Jacob Frey, and based off a comic by Fabio Coala.

Having swept more than 50 awards during its rounds through the festival circuit, The Present will undoubtedly find its way into JBFC classrooms and curricula soon enough.

The theme of unexpected friendship always makes for a great story. Take some time to tell your own story of friendship in our View Now Do Now based on Brad Bird's animated classic, The Iron Giant.