Back in 1999, LUNA® was introduced as the very first nutrition bar for women, crafted specifically to nourish the well-being of all women, no matter their color, size, gender expression, ability, or who they love.
That vision inspired us to create LUNAFEST® in 2001, the world’s first all-women traveling film festival. For the past 22 years, we’ve elevated a powerful and diverse set of women filmmakers and shone a spotlight on stories that bring us closer together and make us see our own world differently.
Our first event was a small but hopeful screening in California. Since then, we’ve celebrated and shared the work of more than 175 filmmakers, raising over $7 million for local nonprofits. Now our unique platform is showcased at over 200 events each season, creating impact through dollars raised and awareness built toward some of the most pressing issues facing society today.
It’s about giving women the opportunity to tell their stories and opening the door for filmmakers who might not otherwise be given the chance to show their art.
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. They envision an inclusive media industry in which women and nonbinary filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals and build fulfilling careers in the documentary film industry.
This year's LUNAFEST illustration was designed by Miami-based artist Reyna Noriega. As an Afro-Caribbean Latina, she has seen firsthand the importance of positive representation. She aims to fill the world with vibrant, joyful depictions of diverse and marginalized people.
Learn more about the history of LUNAFEST in our 20th Anniversary video below.