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"Love, Dad" by FAMU graduate Diana Cam Van Nguyen at AFI Fest

LOVE, DAD, the latest animated documentary short by the up-and-coming Czech-Vietnamese filmmaker Diana Cam Van Nguyen will screen at the prestigious AFI FEST Film Festival. The short LOVE, DAD (Milý tati, 2021, 12:46 min) is sweeping awards on the festival circuit and will be screening with several other short films on Friday, November 12th at 3:00 PM at the Chinese 1 Theater. TICKETS


The short LOVE, DAD will also be available for virtual screening beginning Thursday, November 11th at 12:00 PM PST, with 48 hours to start watching after purchase, with 48 hours to finish (or replay it) after you first hit play.


Love, Dad
(original title: Milý tati, 2021, 12:46 min, Czech Republic/Slovakia)

She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago...


A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers 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.

About the director:
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
The Little One (2017)
Apart (2018)
Love, Dad (2021)

Diana Cam Van Nguyen (*1993, Czech Republic) is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague. She did internships in Birmingham and Lyon and participated as artist in residence in Vienna MuseumQuartier.

Her bachelor film Malá/The Little One (2017) won several awards at festivals and competed for ECFA Doc Award at Berlinale 2019. Her next short film Spolu sami/Apart (2018) internationally premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2019 in the section Voices shorts, competed at Annecy, BFI London Film Festival and was a finalist for BAFTA Student Film Award 2019.

Her current short Love, Dad (2021) premieres in Locarno Film Festival in Pardi di domani section. Diana studies animation master programme at FAMU in Prague. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary.