Film News: LUNAFEST Fim Festival to Premiere in Chicago on Oct. 5, 2012

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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.

Lunch Date
‘Lunch Date,’ Directed by Sasha Collington, will be at the LUNAFEST in Chicago on October 5th, 2012
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.

LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival presents a Chicago Premiere Event, October 5th, 2012, beginning 6pm at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information about LUNAFEST, click here. Sponsored by LUNA bars and StyleChicago.com

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2012 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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