UnLonely Film Festival 6

Welcome to the 6th UnLonely Film Festival!

Here, you’ll find a collection of 35 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.

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Spring Chicken
Spring Chicken
Anny Junek, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, is the three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home's annual Purim costume contest (a Smurf, a doctor, and a handyman).
Steve
Steve
A conscience-stricken Vietnam veteran seeks happiness.
Leftovers
Leftovers
After taking over his family’s Chinatown restaurant, Steven and his pet fish must find a way to survive as a global pandemic sweeps New York City.
Wannabe
Wannabe
A hilarious, heart warming docu-drama about a group of elderly women who form a Spice Girls tribute band to earn a quick buck when one friend can’t pay the bills. 11:12 minutes.
Two Sands
Two Sands
As Garang struggles on his first day at high school in Australia, memories of being lost in South Sudan are triggered.
Sundown
Sundown
An elderly man gets a visit from his childhood best friend, who appears to him as a teenager.
Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones
A man sorts through the debris of his childhood, seeking help to untangle the differences between his own anxiety and depression, and the impact of toxic masculinity.
Stand To
Stand To
Stand To explores the effects of PTSD on infantry soldiers and their homelives.
Partially Compensated
Partially Compensated
Violet struggles to keep up in a school that doesn't support her learning differences. After failing to hide, Violet learns to embrace her talents and work at her own pace. In so doing, she discovers there
My Mom's Got A Dodgy Brain
My Mom’s Got A Dodgy Brain
Three children living with a parent with mental ill health share their story and their ways to cope.
Ms. Diva Trucker
Ms. Diva Trucker
In MS DIVA TRUCKER, a long-haul trucker turns to YouTube to combat loneliness and social isolation, and in the process creates an empowering online community whose impact reaches far beyond America’s highways. 13:01 minutes.
Margo Lily
Margo Lily
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.
Marvin's Never Had Coffee Before
Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before
Marvin Wexler tries coffee for the first time and desperately wants to talk to someone about it. 8:14 minutes.
Los Hermanos
Los Hermanos
Los Hermanos is a powerful music video that pairs Los Cenzontles' recording of Argentine composer Atahualpa Yupanqui's haunting song "Los Hermanos" with photos by the celebrated photographer Jim Goldberg.
Influencers Anonymous
Influencers Anonymous
A group of ex-social media influencers share their stories at a group counseling session.
Ill, Actually
Ill, Actually
A real life "Superhero", a YouTuber and a camgirl explain why they choose to share -or hide- their illnesses online. Online you can be anyone: why be ill?
Fortaleza
Fortaleza
An elderly nomad attempts to win the heart of a woman he sees in a diner.
In Full Bloom
In Full Bloom
The surreal manifestation of a black hole within a woman’s home impels an agoraphobic widow to make a difficult choice.
Everything's Fine: A Panic Attack In D Major
Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack In D Major
A musical comedy about a young woman at the onset of her "quarter life crisis," following her existential journey though the various stages of anxiety in song.
Drummer Girl
Drummer Girl
Renee Kelly lost her vision in the blink of an eye; music saved her life.
Take Me To Prom
Take Me To Prom
Featuring the high school prom stories of queer people aged 17 to 88, ‘Take Me To Prom’ captures 70 years of LGBTQ social progress through this adolescent milestone.
Feeling Through
Feeling Through
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.
Process
Process
Process is a meditation on grief and loss, dedicated to all those we have lost during these unpredictable and tumultuous times.
Cloud Of Witnesses
Cloud Of Witnesses
When tragedy knocks at her door, Allison Adams finds a way to connect to women who help her through.
17 Year Locust
17 Year Locust
When a struggling immigrant takes a job as a caregiver to a dying woman, she shares with him a secret that casts a haunting shadow on the American life that he has desperately been pursuing.
This Time Away
This Time Away
Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.
This Is Normal
This Is Normal
THIS IS NORMAL is about a young Deaf woman named Gwen who undergoes an experimental medical procedure that is supposed to 'cure' her of her deafness and give her the ability to hear.
The Conversation
The Conversation
During a date, the time comes for a black man to have The Conversation with his white partner regarding his racial experience.
The Hairdresser
The Hairdresser
A woman reflects on her experience as a hairdresser for patients in palliative care. 13:34 minutes.
Sunday's Child
Sunday’s Child
Through the discovery of a vibrant QTPOC artist community, an isolated young woman finds the confidence to let go of family expectations and venture towards self acceptance.
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad
In this retelling of his dad's relationship with his best friend, GRAB MY HAND is Camrus Johnson’s gift to his grieving father and a message to all to cherish every second you have with the ones
Rat Tail
Rat Tail
Rat Tail is a self-deprecating look at director Chad Sogas’ battle with depression using archival footage and ephemera from his past, focusing primarily on the rat tail he had for ten years that his parents still
Early Light
Early Light
Two Wyoming veterans turn to the healing power of equine therapy to battle their PTSD.
Club Quarantine
Club Quarantine
Every night during the Covid-19 lockdown, hundreds of people from around the world gather in a massive queer dance party known as ‘Club Quarantine.’
Beyond the Wire
Beyond the Wire
After 33 years at Soledad State Prison in California, veteran Army Ranger Chris Pesqueira leans into a community of formerly incarcerated GIs for support as he reintegrates into society.

Some films may contain content or themes that could be triggering for certain viewers. Please watch and share with discretion.

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