The film, called “The Present,” was created by Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler in 2014 as a graduation project while they were students at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It went on to win dozens of international awards —59, as they count — in Canada, the U.S., Italy, Portugal, South Korea, and more.
And it didn’t just land the filmmakers a ton of awards. Today, Frey works at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Kranzler at Pixar Animation Studios here in the Bay Area.
Enjoy the short below to see just why the video scored so many accolades.