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Faces of Hunger (FOH) is an annual film festival dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the United States of America in partnership with New York University (NYU).

We are looking for critical responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste nationwide.



Human rights issues aren’t confined to developing countries.

In 2015, one in seven Americans experienced food insecurity; up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten every year; and because of the obesity rate, the current generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents.

In one of the world’s most developed countries, such food issues should not exist.

Through the FOH Film Festival we call upon filmmakers to explore solutions and shed light on this hidden reality.


UNCOVER hunger

Show us your point of view on the daily obstacles Americans face in accessing food for themselves and their families


SUBMIT your film

You can submit a documentary, narrative or animation up to 40 min in length through WithoutaBox and FilmFreeway.


SPREAD the word

After submissions close, we will create a shortlist of 30 films and release it online for our judges to vote and for the world to see.



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