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Virtual Festival - June 4-11, 2023
Live Forum (in New Mexico) - June


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What is The D3F?

“Daddying” is what occurs when fatherhood and nurturing converge in service to a child. The Daddying Film Festival and Forum (D3F), is not your ordinary film festival. D3F was created by the DADvocacy Consulting Group and its Daddy Appleseed Fund (DAF), to offer children and youth a stage to express through film/video how they feel about the relationship they have or wish they had with their dads.


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While the inaugural virtual Daddying Film Festival in 2022 provided students and other non-student, independent filmmakers from 17 countries a worldwide stage to convey the importance of involved dads in their lives, D3F will expand in 2023 to also specifically encourage dad filmmakers to submit their own films for consideration. (Note: when we use the words "father" or "dad," we refer to all those who play a fatherly role.)

Students, dads/dad figures, and other indie filmmakers are encouraged to submit films or videos that relate in some way to one of three D3F themes:


  1. A letter to my father or A letter to my daughter/son

  2. The most joyful/fun thing I ever did with my father and/or daughter/son

  3. If I could make one wish come true for my dad and/or son/daughter it would be...


Based on our experience with the inaugural Festival, and to improve the daddying experience for children and dads alike, we’re expanding the 2023 Festival to include a stand-alone, “live” Daddying Film Forum (June 24 in Albuquerque, NM, and June 25 in Santa Fe) that will bring children/youth together with their dads to examine thoughts, feelings, and insights in response to a particular D3F-screened film and to express them through group discussion and other creative means.

Dads are important to children and children are important to dads.

Families and communities are better off when fathers and children

are positively involved in each other's lives.

* D3F logo designed by "imagineer" Ana Mei, age 11

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Daddying Film Festival 2022

Daddying Film Festival 2022

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A Welcome to the 2022 Daddying Film Festival

A Welcome to the 2022 Daddying Film Festival

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2022 Daddying FF Award Ceremony

2022 Daddying FF Award Ceremony

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Monday, January 16, 2023
Early Bird Deadline: March 1

All Student/Adult Submissions Due: April 1

Extended Submissions Deadline: May 1

Film Acceptance Notification: May 26

D3F Festival Week (virtual): June 4-11

Atticus Awards Ceremony (virtual): June 11

D3F Film Forum (live in NM):

June 24 - Albuquerque and June 25 - Santa Fe

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