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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 and 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 150 film festivals worldwide and viewed 3.6 million times across all platforms.

Funded by Creative England and BFI NETWORK.