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+.

A Summer Rain

A young Israeli immigrant struggles with her transition to American life.


When Anjali becomes witness to her father's betrayal, she must decide if she will share her secret and risk devastating her family.

Barrier Device

Award: About Women/Student

A researcher for a female condom study loses all objectivity when she realizes one of her subjects is…


Maya, home for her brother Nealís high school graduation, is forced to deal with their often overbearing, sometimes embarrassing mother, Asha.…


(18' 10") A Mexican women is nearing delivery and is determined to have her baby on American soil.

Chicas Day

Today is a girls’ day out, everything is allowed... But don’t forget that this is just a game...


(6') London is a big city, and for those new to it, it can sometimes seem quite scary. But Tomoko, who arrives from Japan to learn English, accidentally…

Daikon Ashi

A young girl struggles with adolescent rebellion and the reality of family ties.

Dear Judge

In 1992 Dorothy Gaines was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for a drug-related crime she did not commit. Set in Mobile, Alabama, Dear…


(34'30") Filmmaker Lori Benson is a quintessential downtown New Yorker who was diagnosed with breast cancer just 14 months after the…