LUNAFEST is a film festival that showcases short films by, for, and about women. It is a special evening where people gather to view a selection of diverse, unique, and limited-distribution films by independent women filmmakers and screenwriters. Every year LUNAFEST inspires and connects women around the world through film at over 150 venues across North America. This year is no different.
“We created LUNAFEST to raise awareness about women’s issues, highlight women filmmakers, bring women together in their communities, and raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund,” said the original creators of the film festival.
This year’s LUNAFEST features nine short films. Blank Canvas is the story of a woman who turns her bald head into a work of art while going through chemotherapy. Chalk is the story of a gymnast sent to an elite camp where she makes discoveries about bodies, friendship, and boys. Flawed is an animated story about accepting yourself, flaws and all. You can read about the other amazing films and their creators at the LUNAFEST website.
The University of Idaho Women’s Center is hosting its 8th annual LUNAFESTon Thursday, March 21 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. There is a preshow reception starting at 6:30 p.m. that includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and bar by Camus Prairie Winery. The films will start at 7:30 p.m. There will be a raffle during the intermission of prizes donated by several local businesses.
Tickets will be on sale at the Women’s Center and BookPeople of Moscow. General Admission is $8 films and $15 for reception and films. Student tickets are $3 for films and $10 for reception and films. The reception ticket includes complimentary appetizers, one drink, and one raffle ticket.
LUNAFEST is also a fundraising event. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity. 15 percent of the proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund and 85 percent are donated to the UI Women’s Center. To date, LUNAFEST has raised $1.5 million for more than 600 worthy causes. LUNAFEST awards each selected filmmaker with $1,000.
Attend LUNAFEST Moscow to support the UI Women’s Center and enjoy some amazing films. It will be a great event and you can make a difference!