Zonta Club of Newport Harbor brings LUNAFEST to Orange County with a special event at Dodge College on March 16, 2019.

LUNAFEST is an inspirational film festival that features short films by, for and about Women. Some are heartwarming, others will make you laugh out loud, and all are by accomplished women filmmakers presented with the goal of raising awareness of, and funds for, women’s issues.

Film Still from FLIP THE RECORD directed by Marie Jamora.

LUNAFEST was the first all-women travelling film festival to hit the screens and amplify the voices of strong women everywhere. The first event was small, but hopeful, screening in California. Today, there are screenings in more than 175 cities across the nation where the work of talented women filmmakers are showcased.

Kit Crawford, CLIF & Co Chief Visionary Officer, and LUNA Bar founder, has always been a champion behind the festival, who insists on “telling stories that have to be told.”

There are 2.13 male short-film directors for every 1 female director. 2.13 male voices to every 1 female heard. 2.13 male stories to every 1 not yet told.

Film still of UR DEAD TO ME directed by Yonoko Li.

This event includes a VIP reception with complimentary light bites and wine and beverages for sale. A silent auction, wine pull and opportunity drawing are part of the festivities. The eight films will be screened in the beautiful Marion Knott Studios, with several women directors present as special guests for a stimulating Q&A. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit female film students at Dodge College as well as the ZONTA Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

Film Still from WAR PAINT directed by Katrelle N. Kindred.

A variety of funds are available to students to aid in all aspects of their projects. The Zonta Award is an excellent way to support and give a voice to new and veteran creators. The 2019 Zonta awardees will be announced at this year’s Women in Focus event. For additional information on grants visit the Awards and Grants section of the Dodge College site.

Ticket info: $40 Early Bird (before Feb. 22, 2019), $45 General, $50 Day-of (At door), $15 Students, $40 Zonta member price.

Purchase your tickets here!

For more info, please visit www.lunafest.org or contact:
hilary@hkamarcom.com OR marilyn@enchantingevents.us.