The Films: 2016

This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.

The total run time of this season's program is just under 90 minutes.

Please Note: Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. We recommend that viewers be age 16+.

Balsa Wood

A light-hearted slice of life about two mixed race siblings visiting their extended Filipino family for lunch.

Beach Flags

A young Iranian lifeguard, determined to participate in an international competition in Australia, experiences an unexpected obstacle when a…


One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer.

Finding June

Through the eyes of a deaf woman just diagnosed with breast cancer, communication's role in understanding one another is explored.

First World Problems

A tired housewife loses her car in a shopping mall - sometimes problems can open a door to a whole new world.

Raising Ryland

An intimate look at parenting with no strings attached - a journey inside the transgender experience as lived by a six year old boy and his two…