The LUNAFEST Story
Connecting Women Through Film
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, as well as for our main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. 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 $3.6 million dollars have been raised and thousands of attendees have come away moved, entertained and inspired.
LUNAFEST’s main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund, is dedicated to eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Through education, policy initiatives and other innovative campaigns, the Breast Cancer Fund mobilizes the public to help stop this devastating epidemic affecting 1 in 8 women.
Lunafest by the Numbers
$2,650,000 raised for local causes
$965,000 raised for the Breast Cancer Fund
25,000 expected to attend LUNAFEST’s 2016-2017 season
1000+ films submitted to LUNAFEST each year
$2,500 awarded to each filmmaker selected to participate in LUNAFEST
1,458 women’s nonprofit organizations have benefited from LUNAFEST
15% of every dollar raised goes to the Breast Cancer Fund
85% of every dollar raised goes directly to the host’s local charity of choice
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