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)

The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Grimstad, Norway)

La Guarimba International Film Festival (Amantea, Italy)

RVK Feminist Film Festival (Reykjavík, Iceland)