Dad's Stick

John Smith

2012 | 00:04:54 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Mono | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, Death and Dying, Family, Memory, Painting

Dad’s Stick features three objects that my father showed me shortly before he died. Two of these were so well-used that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it turned out to be something else entirely.

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Prizes + Awards

Jury Award, 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival

ARTE Prize for a European Short Film, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2013

Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director, Punto De Vista International Film Festival, Spain

Exhibitions + Festivals

Les Rencontres Internationales, 2014

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013

57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany, 2013

51st New York Film Festival, Views From the Avant Garde, New York, NY, 2013

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland, 2013

30th Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 2013