Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.
Equally important, LUNAFEST can be used as a "fundraiser-in-a-box", helping hosts raise money for nonprofits in their own communities. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity. Since its inception, LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to a coast-to-coast force with more than 180 North American screenings each season. To date, 136 filmmakers have been featured, nearly $2.9 million dollars have been raised and thousands of attendees have come away moved, entertained and inspired.
Please note: Your film submission fee is donated directly to our national partner, the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF). BCF is a San Francisco based non-profit that works to identify – and advocate for – the elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer.
Awards & Prizes
Each winning filmmaker will receive a prize of $2500.00. Winning films will be screened by audiences at more than 180 venues throughout North America and serve as vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about.
Rules & Terms
Clif Bar & Company and the Breast Cancer Fund employees, relatives, and sponsored athletes are prohibited from entering a submission for LUNAFEST. Films must be directed by women.
FILM FORMAT AND SHIPPING
- Films accepted can be shorts, documentaries, animation, fiction or narratives.
- FILMS MUST BE LESS THAN 20 MINUTES.
- Each entry must be submitted In DVD format OR secure online viewing FilmFreeway.
- Label each film with your name, address, telephone number, film title, and categories in which you are applying.
- Foreign language film soundtracks must be in the original language with English subtitles.
Films will be judged by LUNAFEST staff members, a group of key film industry professionals and leaders of community organizations. Criteria include creativity, content and how well the film meets the "by women, for women and about women" theme. The film’s integrity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.