The Gift


An annual Christmas charity drive. Two rich donators deliver a financial donation to a local disadvantaged family. However, things are complicated when each member of the family expresses a different attitude towards accepting their generosity. Sometimes the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


  • Nominated at The Swiss Film Prize 2017, Best short-film
  • 19e Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles, 2016
  • 14th Human Rights Film Festival San Sebastian, 2016
  • 40th Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, Zürich 2016
  • 46th International Short Film Festival, Tampere 2016
  • 51. Solothurner Filmtage, 2016
  • 19. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2015



  • 2015 Le don
  • 2014 Komorebitachi
  • 2013 Se souvient-on d’un nuage?
  • 2013 Swimming And Bathing In Strange Places Is Hazardous
  • 2011 Hugo


Paulo Dos Santos, Christophe Bugnon, James Chimmi, Nathalie Oberson


Screenplay: Sophie Perrier
Cinematography: Erika Meda
Editing: Océane Avert
Sound design: Marc Alberisio
Producer: Dan Wechsler
Production: Bord Cadre films (CH), HEAD (CH)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour
Runtime: 21′
Released: 2015
Language: French
Subtitles: English


Original title: Le don