A Father’s Day

Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Cast: Garth Maunders, Hazel Gibson
Writer/Director: Mat Johns
Producer: Chris Lane
Executive Producers: Paul Ashton, Jessica Loveland

Funded by Creative England and BFI NETWORK.

SELECTED SCREENINGS

Encounters International Film Festival (UK, 2016)
Grimmfest (UK, 2016)
Sacramento Horror Film Festival (USA, 2016)
Mayhem Film Festival (UK, 2016)
Screamfest (USA, 2016)
Brest European Short Film Festival (France, 2016)
Leeds International Film Festival (UK, 2016)
Bogotá Short Film Festival (Columbia, Dec 16)
Wuhan International Art Film Festival (China, 2016)
London Short Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Horror-on-Sea Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Prague Short Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2017)
Keswick Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Fantasporto / Oporto International Film Festival (Portugal, 2017)
Landshut Short Film Festival (Germany, 2017)
Humboldt International Film Festival (USA, 2017)
The Maryland Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival (Spain, 2017)
Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Plymouth Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Sydney Film Festival (Australia, 2017)
Portland Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival (Mexico, 2017)
Filmfestival Kitzbühel (Austria, 2017)
Festival Kratasy (Czech Republic, 2017)
Cyprus Comic Con Film Festival (Cyprus, 2017)
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (USA, 2017)
FilmQuest Festival (USA, 2017)
Kinosmena (Belarus, 2017)
Splat! Film Fest (Poland, 2017)
NOLA Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden, 2017)
Minikino Film Festival (Indonesia, 2017)
Fear Fete Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Edmonton Festival Of Fear (Canada, 2017)
Sanford International Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Nocturna – Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival (Spain, 2017)
Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (Cambodia, 2017)
New York City Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
Morbido: Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico y de Terror (Mexico, 2017)
Film Front (Serbia, 2017)
Goa Short Film Festival (India, 2017)
Crystal Palace Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival (Belgium, 2017)
Spooky Empire’s International Horror Film Festival (USA, 2017)
ScienceplusFiction – Trieste Int’l Science Fiction Film Festival (Italy, 2017)
Izmir Kisa Film Festival (Turkey, 2017)
NDU International Film Festival (Lebanon, 2017)
Winchester Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival (Iceland, 2017)
Ithaca Fantastik Festival (USA, 2017)
Norwich Film Festival (UK, 2017)
Fancine – Fantastic Film Festival (Spain, 2017)
Copenhagen Short Film Festival (Denmark, 2017)
Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (Canada, 2017)
Morce-Go Goiás Horror Film Festival (Brazil, 2018)
Abertoir Horror Festival (UK, 2017)
Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (Argentina, 2017)
Lusca Fantastic Film Fest (Puerto Rico, 2017)
Friss Hús Budapest International Shortfilm Festival (Hungary, 2018)
Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival (Ireland, 2018)

AWARDS

Atlanta Horror Film Festival (USA, 2016) – Best Zombie Short
Fast Anchor Film Festival (UK, 2016) – Best Manchester Short
Horrorhound Film Festival (USA, 2017) – Best Short, Best SFX
Drunken Film Festival (UK, 2017) – Best Short
Cinema Camp Film Festival (Spain, 2017) – Best Director
Requiem Fear Fest (Canada, 2017) – Best Short Film, Best Actor
Downtown Tyler Film Festival (USA, 2017) – Best of Fest
Leigh Film Festival (UK, 2017) – Best North West Film
Care Film Festival (Italy, 2017) – Best Horror Film
Midwest Horror Fest (USA, 2017) – Best Film, Best SFX, Best Score
Sin City Horror Fest (USA, 2017) – Best Director, Best Score
Post Mortem Film Festival (Mexico, 2017) – Best Horror Short
Sweet As Film Festival (Canada, 2018) – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress Runner Up
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (Japan, 2018) – Award for Artistic Contribution
Prison City Film Festival (USA, 2018) – Best VFX
Fylde Film Festival (UK, 2018) – Best Horror/Thriller
Cefalù Film Festival (Italy, 2018) – Best Editing
Nevermore Film Festival (USA, 2017) – Best International Short Runner Up
FARCUME – Faro´s International Short Film Festival (Portugal, 2017) – Best Fiction Film Runner Up
Joinville International Short Film Festival (Brazil, 2017) – Honourable Mention
Highway 61 Film Festival (USA, 2017) – Best Action/Horror Short Runner Up

Short of the Week:
shortoftheweek.com/2018/06/17/a-fathers-day

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