The Raft | A Short Film by Jan Thüring

The Raft | A Short Film by Jan Thüring

Two starved and exhausted castaways are lost at sea, when a seagull drops a fish to their raft. This is the moment to see what the real friendship is!

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The Raft won the following awards:

Best Animation Award, Base Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain. Special Award of the Jury, Sousse International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Sousse, Tunisia.
Audience Award, Festival des Trigitalen Films, Graz, Austria
Großer Preis der Filmwerkstatt, Filmfestival Münster, Münster, Germany
Outstanding Animation Award, Angelus Award 2005, Student Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
Special Mention at the 9th Ismailia Intenational Festival for Documentary and Short Films, Giza, Egypt
Golden Sun Award, Best fiction short film, Catalonia International Environmental, Film Festival 2005, Spain.
Cecilio Paniagua Award for Best Cinematography, Almería en Corto 2005, Spain.
2nd Prize, Animation Section, Lenolafilmfestival 2005, Lenola, Italy.
Platinum Remi, 38thAnnual WorldFest-Houston 2005, Houston, USA.
Audience Award, 3. Medienfestival 2005, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Short Film-Students Award, FICCI BAF 2005, Mumbai India.
Best Animation Award, MFA Planet Europe Short Film Festival 2005, Mallorca, Spain.
Best Animation Award, 10. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2004, Stuttgart, Germany.
Golden Statue, Roshd International Film Festival 2004, Tehran, Iran.
Best Animation Award, Iranian International Shortfilm Festival 2004, Tehran, Iran.
2nd Prize, National Competition, Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin 2004, Germany.
Short Film of the Month, November 2004, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Predicate Wertvoll by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Best Animation Award, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2004, Los, Angeles, USA.
Premio Sig. Rossi Award, Cartoonsclub Rimini 2004, Italy.
Grand Prix Award, Seoul Net Festival 2004, South Corea.
1st Prize, Educational Compositing Alternative Short, Animago 2004, Stuttgart, Germany.
Caligari Award by Förderverein der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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The Raft has been shown at numerous festivals, including:

Sommernachts-Open-Air-Kino, Ludwigsburg/Germany
Shocking Shorts, Munich/Germany
CinemadaMare, Italy
Base Film Festival, Barcelona/Spain
Worldwide Short Film Festival Reihe: Spotlight on Germany, Toronto/Canada
Kristiansand International Children´s Film Festival, Kristiansand/Norway
Bimini International Festival of Animation Films, Riga/Latvia
9th Sagunt Short Film Festival, Sagunt/Spain
International Film Festival for Childhood and Youth, Sousse/Tunisia
17th International Film Fest, Ankara/Turkey

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Director: Jan Thüring
Screenplay: Jan Thüring
Production: Daniel Mann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg |
Music: Marius Lange