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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

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

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

Selected Screenings

Encounters International Film Festival (UK, 2016) * **
Screamfest (USA, 2016)
Brest European Short Film Festival (France, 2016) *
Leeds International Film Festival (UK, 2016) * **
London Short Film Festival (UK, 2017) *
Fantasporto / Oporto International Film Festival (Portugal, 2017)
Sydney Film Festival (Australia, 2017) * **
Splat! Film Fest (Poland, 2017)
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden, 2017)
Morbido: Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico y de Terror (Mexico, 2017)
Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival (Belgium, 2017)
ScienceplusFiction - Trieste Int’l Science Fiction Film Festival (Italy, 2017)
Fancine - Fantastic Film Festival (Spain, 2017)
Abertoir Horror Festival (UK, 2017)

*BAFTA Qualifying **OSCAR Qualifying


Short Film | 2016 | 9 min 57 sec

Genre: Drama

Status: Completed

Writer, Director: Mat Johns
Producer: Chris Lane
Executive Producers: Paul Ashton, Jessica Loveland

Cast: Garth Maunders, Hazel Gibson


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.

Additional Information

A Father's Day is a twist on a short genre piece exploring the duality of the living and the dead in a post-apocalyptic world. Instead of a film following a group of hardened survivors, we follow the losers.

Featuring special make-up effects from Shaune Harrison (Harry Potter, Star Wars) and Brogan Sharp (Pinocchio, Black Mirror) the film has been selected for over 160 film festivals worldwide and viewed 4 million times online.

Funded by Creative England and BFI NETWORK.

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