Category A01. Consumer Goods
Idea Creation JUNG VON MATT Hamburg, GERMANY
Production BWGTBLD Berlin, GERMANY
Post Production BEPIC Berlin, GERMANY
Additional Company 2WEI MUSIC Hamburg, GERMANY
Additional Company 2 NETTO Maxhütte-Haidhof, GERMANY
Name Company Position
Dörte Spengler-Ahrens Jung von Matt Managing Director Creation
Andreas Hilbig Jung von Matt Creative Director
Olasumbo Pinheiro Jung von Matt Copywriter, Idea
Lars Wippermann Jung von Matt Copywriter
Ibrahem Ghareib Jung von Matt Art Director, Idea
Florian Lanzinger Jung von Matt Art Director
Stephan Giest Jung von Matt Managing Director
Annette Krebs Jung von Matt Client Service Director
Lisa Artaker Jung von Matt Account Director
Dennis Wendt Jung von Matt Agency Producer
Jakob Preischl BWGTBLD GmbH Executive Producer
Philipp Weinrich BWGTBLD GmbH Producer
Nikita Mikitin BWGTBLD GmbH Production Assistant
Philippe Tempelmann BWGTBLD GmbH Director
Albrecht von Grünhagen BWGTBLD GmbH Director Of Photography
Bastian Konradt bEpic GmbH VFX Supervisor
Radoslaw Jamrog bEpic GmbH FX Supervisor, CG Artist
Felix Höhne bEpic GmbH CG Supervisor
Tobias von Burkersroda bEpic GmbH Animation Supervisor
Radoslaw Jamrog bEpic GmbH Virtual Production Supervisor
Milan Braune bEpic GmbH Post Supervisor
Lion Graf bEpic GmbH Producing
Moritz Bunk bEpic GmbH Producing
Martin Herzberg bEpic GmbH Managing Director
Benjamin Bauchau bEpic GmbH Animation Concept
Marc Müller bEpic Animation Concept
Olga Sokal bEpic GmbH Animation Concept
Paula Blesa bEpic GmbH Animation Concept
Pete McDonald bEpic GmbH Animation Concept
Pierre Breton bEpic GmbH Animation Concept
Alexander Bollgoehn bEpic GmbH CG Artists
Dennis Petzina bEpic GmbH CG Artists
Ecem Okumus bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Femke Schaufenberg bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Felix Höhne bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Florian Friedmann bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Lucas Amaral bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Max Stöhr bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Roman Neugebauer bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Rico Dober bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Tanja Krampfert bEpic GmbH CG Artist
Chris Weingart bEpic GmbH Flame
Tony Dorfmeister bEpic GmbH Pipeline / Virtual Production:
Milan Braune bEpic GmbH Coordination
Pablo Almeida bEpic GmbH Coordination
Mattias Kocken Eklund Studio FYR Sounddesign
Lisa Andersson Hugo via Online Voices Voice Over
Simon Heeger 2wei music Music Composer
Thomas Muis 2wei music Music Composer
Christian Bernhardt Netto Marken-Discount Stiftung & Co. KG Managing Director Brand

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

The story of the real Santa Clause is the story of a young boy finding his destiny. We first meet him in a school for magically gifted children. But for some reasons he seems to be the only one in class without special abilities. He is just a small boy with a big beard and a weird “ho, ho, ho” laugh. Ridiculed and mobbed he runs away, he packs his bag and escapes to the woods, where he meets a reindeer with a glowing nose. In a farm house the two meet a little girl. Our hero gives her his teddy bear and learns about the power of gifts – when in return she leads the two into a shed to stay for the night. Ho ho ho! Our hero laughs in joy and suddenly everything levitates …also the old sleigh that is stowed away in here. Santa is born!

Cultural / Context information for the jury

The question “who is Santa” is as old as Christmas. And until now there has not been an answer magical enough to inspire children. No tale that would live up to the grandeur of Santa as a person. That’s why we decided to come up with the ultimate Christmas gift – and explain Santa’s existence once and for all in an animated movie worthy of this task. This lovingly animated film with allusions to stop-trick classics is a sequel of sorts and comes five years after “The real easter bunny” which explained the existence of a mystical creature – a hare laying eggs – to millions of children around the world.