Film News: LUNAFEST Fim Festival to Premiere in Chicago on Oct. 5, 2012
CHICAGO – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the traveling film festival LUNAFEST, sponsored by LUNA bars and StyleChicago.com, will premiere at 6pm on this Friday, October 5th, at the new Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. This festival helps support the Breast Cancer Fund and Bright Pink.
LUNAFEST highlights women filmmakers, with nine unique short films united by a common thread – exceptional storytelling by, for and about women. Featured films are “Blank Canvas”, “Chalk”, “Flawed”, “Georgena Terry”, “Lunch Date”, “Self Portrait with Cows”, “The Bathhouse”, “Whakatiki” and “When I Grow Up.” Several of the women directors of the short films will attend the Chicago festival.
Photo Credit: LUNAFEST.org
The LUNAFEST film festival was begun in 2000 by LUNA bars, the nutrition bar made for women. Kit Crawford, the co-CEO of the company that makes LUNA bars (CLIF Bar & Co.) is one of the main founders of the festival. What makes it unique as a fundraiser is that the company provides the films and materials for organizations and communities across the country to create their own LUNAFEST, and then they split the net proceeds between the Breast Cancer Fund and local non-profits of the sponsors. The upcoming LUNAFEST in Chicago is a premiere event.