Project UnLonely Films—Now in Season 8

Welcome to Project UnLonely Films!

Here, you’ll find a collection of powerful short films that bring diverse perspectives on loneliness. We invite you to watch, share, and discuss this curated collection as an unlonely step towards connection.

Season 8 Films

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An anxious teenager falls into a suffocating online vortex one night after school, and struggles to fight her way to freedom. 11:09 mins.
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Lucky Fish
Two Asian-American teenagers meet in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant while having dinner with their families. 8:24 mins
Lucky Fish
Homebird
Struggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she left behind. 9:59 mins.
Homebird
Nice To Meet You All
“Nice To Meet You All” is a celebration of a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder who has survived human trafficking rings in the US. 11:47 mins.
Nice To Meet You All
Between The Silence
Despite a language barrier, two socially isolated, immigrant women find companionship while gardening and watching over their grandchildren in their backyards. 12:25 mins.
Between The Silence
Rewind
A mother is suppressing her fear of losing her daughter in combat through the usage of futuristic technology. 13:56 mins
Rewind
Unseen Connection
Stephen, who is visually impaired, and Marcel, a Veteran who was struggling to reintegrate into society, remind us we all have the power to triumph over loneliness. 10:35 mins
Unseen Connection
Play Date
When a little girl discovers a woman who's homeless in her backyard, she invites her inside for a play date while her busy parents are too distracted to notice. 16 mins.
Play Date
Revenge of The Electric Cart
A girl whose mother has rheumatoid arthritis uses humor to overcome prejudice at a grocery store. 12:10 mins.
Revenge of The Electric Cart
Unsaid
In 1990s Melbourne, a little boy struggles to find connection with his multicultural family when relatives from Serbia move into his crowded home. 10:54 mins.
Unsaid
Bleach
A short film exploring masculine vulnerability, and the confusing period following abuse, through the eyes of a teenage swimmer. 14:43 mins.
Bleach
The Forgotten Place
A man goes on an interview to be someone's best friend. 11:05 mins.
The Forgotten Place
Disappearing Man
Disappearing Man is an intimate film portrait of TriBeCa artist Robert Janz - whose ephemeral, streetscape water paintings reflect on the impermanence of the artist’s own life. 4:30 mins.
Disappearing Man
Porter
A story about a woman who, after years of feeling like moss, decides to no longer stand still. 15:15 mins.
Porter
My Duduś
My Duduś follows a Polish mother with empty nest syndrome as she raises a baby squirrel. 8:28 mins.
My Duduś
Weekend Dad
A butcher spends a precious, fleeting afternoon with his favourite companion, his 9-year-old daughter. But the circumstances may place his future as a father in jeopardy. 10:18 mins.
Weekend Dad
Campfire
A middle-aged married farmer ventures to a gay campground in search of his long-long love — and discovers the past isn’t done with him yet. 16:58 mins.
Campfire
Stoop Chat with Jimmy & Shanaya
Follow the unlikely friendship of blind Brooklyn poet, “Harmonica Jimmy,” and his younger neighbor, Shanaya, as they forge an uplifting bond. 13:32 mins.
Stoop Chat with Jimmy & Shanaya
Normal Sucks
A short documentary about the tyranny of "normal" and the power of different. 10:42 mins.
Normal Sucks
Mike's Words
A man with a rare physical disability creates films that focus on the unique challenges of being a minority. 11:09 mins.
Mike’s Words
Noise
When a deaf woman forms a bond with an unlikely stranger, the two are forced to communicate in the absence of language. 10:37 mins.
Noise
Goodbye Golovin
Ian Golovin is leaving behind everything he knows today, nothing will ever feel the same — or will it? 14:02 mins.
Goodbye Golovin
3 Minutes of Silence
Two girls find hope & friendship in the most unlikely of places. 15:08 mins.
3 Minutes of Silence
Steph and the Customers
After losing her husband, Stephanie finds solace and support through interactions with customers at her fishing store. 7:25 mins.
Steph and the Customers
The iMom
When technology exceeds humanity. 13:35 mins.
The iMom
Landline
When a little girl discovers a woman who's homeless in her backyard, she invites her inside for a play date while her busy parents are too distracted to notice. 12:06 mins.
Landline
Just In Case
How do you battle an invisible demon? How do you survive the war inside your own head? How do you tell your Dad you’re fighting for 30? 13:59 mins.
Just In Case
The Beautiful Colors of Jeremy Sicile-Kira
Jeremy Sicile-Kira uses painting to transcend his disability and communicate his dreams to others. 9:53 mins.
The Beautiful Colors of Jeremy Sicile-Kira
Where Do Lilacs Come From
A lost Alzheimer's patient piecing together his life, from his first rumblings of love to his old retired life with his wife. 13:26 mins.
Where Do Lilacs Come From
BOURN KIND
Bourn, a Black- Jewish street artist, confronts the fear and isolation of the moment through art, and creates a street mural project to celebrate kindness and connection in his community. 11:59 mins.
BOURN KIND
Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance)
Elderly men and women find a sense of community and belonging through their mutual love for dancing. 13:05 mins.
Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance)
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In response to the growing public health concern of social isolation and loneliness, the Foundation for Art & Healing launched Project UnLonely in 2016. This signature initiative is focused on creating awareness of how prevalent the issue is, helping to reduce the stigma associated with it, and offering creative solutions for connecting with others.  One of our most popular channels for doing this is Project UnLonely Films. With over 100 films available for free viewing year-round, we help the public empathize with themselves and others by sharing diverse perspectives and situations. Through these resonant, evocative videos we are able to raise awareness of loneliness, increase understanding of the challenges it presents, and remind viewers that they are not alone.  

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