Play a Part in LUNAFEST 2023
You're invited to view a selection of LUNAFEST films from our current season!
What is LUNAFEST?
In 2001, LUNA® Bar launched LUNAFEST®, the very first traveling film festival featuring films by and about women. Through the power of film and fundraising, LUNAFEST shines a spotlight on stories that dare to break through societal constructs. By providing a platform for filmmakers determined to amplify the voices of under-represented and marginalized communities, LUNAFEST’s diverse stories spark conversation, connection, and change.
Starting with one small California premiere, LUNAFEST has elevated the work of more than 175 filmmakers at 2,900 screenings, raising more than $7 million for nonprofits across the United States and Canada. Today, LUNAFEST continues to champion the inspiring work of women and gender nonconforming filmmakers. LUNA is proud to partner with Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit that provides mentorship and critical financial support to women nonfiction filmmakers.
Whether choosing to join a scheduled screening or signing up to become a host, we all have an opportunity to #PlayAPart and bring our communities a little closer together.
LUNAFEST in 2023
The 2023 season of LUNAFEST debuts seven stunning new short films that tackle universal themes of friendship, bravery, and community while also breaking down barriers and celebrating the importance of finding joy. This year’s featured filmmakers are from all walks of life and range from poets to conservationists, activists, and educators. In a span of 90 minutes, these stories remind us that when we come together, we all move forward.
LUNAFEST is made possible by an amazing community: filmmakers who use their talents to delve into untold stories, hosts who screen our program across the country to raise funds for important nonprofit causes, and audiences who attend with open minds and leave inspired.
“LUNAFEST offers the unique opportunity to peek into stories that need to be told, that haven’t been told before.”
– Kit Crawford, Co-Creator, Clif Bar & Company, makers of LUNA Bar
Support Women in Film
We are immensely proud of the range of talent on display in this year’s selections. We’re excited to share these storytellers’ visions with the world. Here are two ways to get involved:
- Host a LUNAFEST screening and raise money for the cause of your choice.
- Gather your friends to attend a live or virtual LUNAFEST screening and help support causes in your community.