International Competition

Love, Dad

Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Screening time  
04.04. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 3 Ticket
08.04. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 4  

A short film 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. It is the author´s story. When she was 11 her dad was in prison suspected of a tax fraud and 15 years later, she rediscovered those letters and that was the trigger for this film. Making this film was a process of evaluation and reflection of their relationship and decision to make it better again.


Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Diana Cam Van Nguyen, born in 1993 in 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 MuseumsQuartier. 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) premiered 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.

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Milý tati

Czech Republic, Slovakia
2021, 13'

Directed by:
Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Screenplay by:
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Lukáš Janičík

Kryštof Melka, Matěj Piňos

Edited by:
Lukáš Janičík

Viera Marinová

Karolína Davidová

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

BFI London FF: Best Short Film (2021)
Toronto IFF: Honorable mention (2021)
Locarno FF (2021)
DOK Leipzig (2021)
IDFA (2021)
Sarajevo FF (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF (2021)
Clermont-Ferrand ISFF: Festivals Connexion Award (2022)


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