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2023 Atticus Award Winners

Sleepwalking by Nirvan and Aylin Parham, Sweden (Student/Elementary)

Five-year-old Aylin investigates if Santa is real or it was his dad all these years playing Santa.

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Indifferent by Saskia Filoteia Yland-Noaghiul, USA (Student/College Undergraduate)

Portrait of a man forced to abandon his passion and a musical career in Seoul, Korea to support his children’s education in New York.

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For Roy by Vivian Cheung, Canada - Best Short Film

Inspired by true events, an imaginative Asian-Canadian girl attempts to fold 1,000 origami cranes as she learns to lose her father during his final days in hospice care.

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Liaos Draws Inspiration by Juntog Liao, USA (Student/High School)

Inspiration between father and daughter, both finding original art language through each other.

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Everybody Get On Board by Justin Roberts, USA - Inaugural Roy R. Neuberger Prize for Best Dad-Created Film

A dad envisions a world of diversity and acceptance for his son. "It doesn’t matter what clothes you wear. It doesn’t matter how you do your hair. It doesn’t matter who you’re here to love, we’re all standing under the stars above..."

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Dancing DADS by Oliver Oertel, USA - Best Feature Film

Facing the reality that their daughters are growing up and away, these loving dads step outside their comfort zones to show how much they still care and want to be involved in their girls' lives.

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Other D3F 2023 Finalists

Student Films

The Sister Sister Jinx by Sophia McDonald, USA

Pipe Dreams by Asiana Lee, USA

Dying Breed by Samantha Palmatier, USA

Team Meryland by Gabriel Gaurano, USA

Dad/Dad Figure-Created Films

299.00 (F84.0) by Víctor Augusto Mendívil, Peru

Daddy’s Assessment by Aaron Scully, Australia

Bygones by Theo Shakes, New Zealand

Love, Daddy by Kevin Bauer, USA


Indie/Non-Student Short Films

Those Were the Good Days by Rachel Scribner, USA

Wait by Haris Latif, Pakistan

Do You Love Me? by Teresa Takaki Matsushima, USA

D.A.D. by James A. Sims, USA

Turning Epochs by Ahmad Seyedkeshmiri, Iran

PANAAH by Suhaas Sitaram Karnekar, India

Half Soul by Trabelsi Marwen, Tunisia

The Daddy Shift by Katherine Roselli, USA

Cry Harder by Ian Tan, Canada

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