Love, Dad

Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Czech Republic, Slovakia | 2021 | 13 min

A short documentary about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers love letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back in hope to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for family´s break-up but also trying to understand.

Director: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Screenwriter: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Cinematographer: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Darjan Hardi
Editor: Lukáš Janičík
Animators: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Barbora Halířová, David Štumpf, Vojtěch Domlátil
Sound recordist & designer: Viera Marinová
Producer: Karolína Nováková
Production: 13ka
Co-production: FAMU, Nutprodukcia

    Festivals & Awards (selected)
  • Clermont - Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2022 (Festivals Connexion Award)
  • Krakow Film Festival, 2022 (Jury Award for the Best European Film – Krakow Film Festival Candidate for the European Film Award 2022 in the short film category)
  • Locarno Film Festival, 2021
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2021 (Honorable mention in the category of this year’s IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award for best film by a female filmmaker)
  • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2021
  • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2021 (Best Sound)
  • DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2021 (Best Short Audience Award)
  • AFI FEST, 2021 (Grand Jury Award)
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2021 (Audience Award)
  • Tampere Film Festival, 2021