Father and Daughter (film)

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Father and Daughter
Screenshot Father and Daughter.jpg
Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
Produced by Claire Jennings
Willem Thijssen
Written by Michaël Dudok de Wit
Music by Normand Roger
Denis L. Chartrand
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
8 minutes 30 seconds
Country Netherlands
Language No dialogue

Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001.


A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father. At the end of the film, in what appears to be a dream sequence, or perhaps the afterlife, they are reunited.


The film received over 20 awards and 1 nomination[1] and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Dudok de Wit. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.


  1. ^ Father and Daughter (2000) – Awards, Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "The Bafta 2001 winners", BBC News, 2001. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ Rick Lyman, "A Night for Big Stars and Big Films", The New York Times, 2001. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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