See the films from this year’s Impact Short Film Festival

A bearded man sits on a public bench, holding a white miniature poodle on his lap. The dog has its head inside a hat upturned on the man's lap. The man wears a burgundy patterned beanie and a sweater with burgundy-colored sleeves, and is looking down at the dog.

We invited filmmakers from all over the world to submit short films showing how we can impact homelessness. These are the finalists from among 1,500 submissions.

Viewers over the two-day festival in September 2022 voted on the prize winners.

The Grand Prize winner is Tikkun Olam, directed by Bob Ahmed. The Social Justice Award went to 10 Reais (10 Bucks), directed by Gê Filho and Wagner Kampynas. Layers, directed by Eugenia Llaguno, won the Compassion Award.

Please note that the voting has closed. But all of the finalist films are here, depicting experiences of homelessness, hunger and poverty in places around the globe and in a broad range of cultures, and showing that each of us can choose to make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors.