The Lewis County Chapter of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring its second virtual LUNAFEST film festival later this month to celebrate women in film.
Seven independent films will be shown, all of which are directed by and about women, according to a news release.
The award-winning films can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone at the viewer’s convenience during a 24-hour window on April 24-25. Closed captioning is also available.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at lewiscounty-wa.aauw.net/lunafest-2021. A streaming link and password will be sent to all who pre-register on the morning of the event, according to the press release.
LUNAFEST is a national touring film festival where all the directors of the films are female.
The project sponsors and mentors women filmmakers worldwide, while giving them a voice in the directing and producing film industry where they are often underrepresented, stated a news release.
LUNAFEST, the world’s first all-female traveling film festival, was created by two California women who created the LUNA BAR — the first nutrition bar designed exclusively for women. Over 170 women filmmakers have been showcased at the LUNAFEST over the last 20 years.
Each year, a few films are selected from hundreds of entries to be featured in the festival that travels to over 200 cities each season and has raised $6 million for non-profit organizations.
The festival typically contains one film that is “edgy,” so the recommended viewing age is 16 and older.
This year films include “Overexposed,” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the film team that captured the daring story of the women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition; “A Line Birds Cannot See,” which details a 12-year-old’s journey to find her mother after being separated at the border, and “Knocking down Fences,” a story about AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
All proceeds from online ticket sales will benefit Hope Alliance, a local non-profit advocating for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and Women Supporting Women local scholarships.
For more information, go online to lewiscounty-wa.aauw.net/lunafest-2021.