Indeed. Congrats to the fathers out there, and to all of us who have, or have had fathers (everyone I guess). I decided to post a few recommendations from our archives for this day, but surprisingly, while going through our back-catalog, I noticed that short filmmakers seem to have unresolved feelings regarding their fathers! Imagine that. So these are some bittersweet picks. If you have a lovely relationship with your Pa like I do, (love you Dad!) go make a film!
Old Fangs: dir Adrien Merigeau | 11min | IRL
Beautiful soft-spoken film about a sons attempt to reconnect with his estranged father.
Dog: dir. Suzie Templeton | 6min | UK
BAFTA-winning claymation explores the suffocating atmosphere in a young boys household, as he and his father must confront their dogs deteriorating condition.
Frankie: dir. Darren Thornton | 11min | IRL
A dynamic and well written story in a social realist vein. Frankie is fifteen and soon hes going be a daddy. Desperate to become a good father despite the absence of his own, Frankie struggles to learn how.
Father and Daughter: dir. Michael Dudok de Wit | 8min | NLD
A moving tale of a daughter, an absent father, and the ties we share that surpass time or logic
Dad’s Clock: dir. Dik Jarman | 7min | AUS
A moving ode to his dying father, Dik Jarman seeks and finds resolution to the strained relationship they shared by examining his fathers love of clocksovercoming in the end the specter of his long-lost brother.