An animated poem about coping with isolation during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
FILMMAKER: ANDREA DORFMAN (Halifax, NS Canada)
An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the
hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.
FILMMAKER: AKANKSHA CRUCZYNSKI (Chicago, IL)
A 13-year old girl designs and builds a mobile app to
help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents
by sending photos and letters.
FILMMAKER: SAMANTHA KNOWLES (Brooklyn, NY)
When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other.
FILMMAKER: KATHERINE FISHER (Los Angeles, CA)
A first-generation high school student describes what
she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.
FILMMAKER: SHARON ARTEAGA (Austin, TX)
Frustrated with the lack of character diversity in The
New Yorker’s cartoons, an artist submits her own illustrations, becoming the first Black woman cartoonist in the magazine’s near-century run.
FILMMAKER: ABI COLE (Weaverville, NC)
A Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment
connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might
otherwise forever remain strangers.
FILMMAKER: EMILY McALLISTER (Carnelian Bay, CA)
An animated self-portrait of a nonbinary trans teen
caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan
immigrant family and his dreams of living happily
ever after with his long-distance boyfriend.
FILMMAKERS: SHALEECE HAAS (Los Angeles, CA) and
HUNTER "PIXEL" JIMENEZ (Los Angeles, CA)