The Diaper Cake (2021), 17 min, Ukraine

narrative short film written and directed by Anastasia Babenko

After the celebratory night, a young father Vitya visits his wife Lena and their newborn son at the maternity hospital. As the new parents are trying to wake their baby for feeding, they deal with the irreversible changes in their lives and with each other. In a tiny hospital room, they have no choice but to grow up. Meanwhile, the diaper cake silently sits in the room, like a time bomb.

Palm Springs ShortFest (Palm Springs, CA)

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Tokyo, Japan)

Regard International Film Festival (Saguenay, Canada)

Galway Film Fleadh (Galway, Ireland)

Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, TN)

BendFilm Festival (Bend, OR)

The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Grimstad, Norway)

Molodist International Film Festival (est. Kyiv, Ukraine)

Zagreb Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia)

Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine)

La Guarimba International Film Festival (Amantea, Italy)

Richard Harris International Film Festival (Limerick, Ireland)

Tacoma Film Festival (Tacoma, WA)

Local Sightings (Seattle, WA)

Walla Walla Movie Crush (Walla Walla, WA)

RVK Feminist Film Festival (Reykjavík, Iceland)

BRUKIVKA International Film Festival (Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine)

Kinosaray International Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine)

4:3 International Short Film Festival (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)