This year’s films challenge our perceptions about the world and our place in it, spark conversations, strengthen connections, and inspire us to be better versions of ourselves. Films feature bold individuals, powerful images, and impactful language. Stories reflect the diverse perspectives of the filmmakers and their subjects. Some may contain content that is not suitable for children. The 2022 Season features eight short films with a total running time of 80 minutes.
HOW TO BE AT HOME - BY ANDREA DORFMAN
An animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY - BY AKANKSHA CRUCZYNSKI
An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE CODER - BY SAMANTHA KNOWLES
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.
PROOF OF LOSS - BY KATHERINE FISHER
When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other.
WHEN YOU CLEAN A STRANGER'S HOME - BY SHARON ARTEAGA
A first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.
BETWEEN THE LINES: LIZ AT LARGE - BY ABI COLE
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.
BY EMILY MCALLISTER
A Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers.
TO THE FUTURE, WITH LOVE
BY SHALEECE HAAS & HUNTER "PIXEL" JIMENEZ
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.