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Biography
Michael Frei, born in 1987 in Appenzell, Switzerland. Began an apprenticeship as a draftsman in 2002. Studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts from 2008 to 2012. Took part in a one-year exchange program at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn in 2011. His "Not About Us" (2012) received Special Mention in the category Student Film at AniFest (Czech) and his latest work "PLUG & PLAY" (2013) won the Grand Prize at Cinanima (Portugal), among many others. He was invited "Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo" in 2014.

Press
Le Temps (French) – Interview
directorsnotes.com – TheyAreAnimators #16: Michael Frei
encounters-festival.org.uk – Interview with Michael Frei
Amriswil Aktuell September 2013 – Freis Filme ohne Gesichter erobern die Welt (German)
lbbonline.com – New Talent: Michael Frei
barshorts.com – Bar Short Question Time with Michael Frei
Magazin Saiten April 2013 – Fingernde Finger (German)
Magazin Saiten March 2012 – Weg von geraden Linien (German)