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The future
is female

Our Story. Our Mission.

LUNA does not hope for change. We bring it. We are committed to inspiring women, championing change, and demanding that equality be a right, not an option.

This is not something we wish for—we’re doing something about it. 

This fierce attitude fueled us to create LUNAFEST.

Almost two decades ago, we saw that women were painfully underrepresented in film. So in 2001 we created the first all-women traveling film festival. Our first event was a small but hopeful screening in California. Since then, we’ve opened opportunities for more than 150 women filmmakers, putting them in the spotlight. And as Kit Crawford, founder & co-CEO insists, “telling stories that have to be told.’

In addition, each year our unique platform travels to close to 200 cities, raising funds for local women’s causes.

But our work is not yet done. There are still more than twice as many male short-film directors as woman directors. 

Let’s flip the script on equality. Hostsubmit, or attend a screening.

Someday women will have an equal stage. 

Someday is now. 

You can also learn more about our research on the representation of women in film.

 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.

– Kit Crawford,
  Clif Bar Owner & Co-CEO

lunafest by the numbers

$5.2M RAISED BY LUNAFEST
162  FEATURED FILMMAKERS
2,019 SCREENINGS HOSTED
100% DONATED TO CHARITY

OUR BENEFICIARY

CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES

Chicken & Egg Pictures celebrates and champions women storytellers. This organization provides mentorship and critical financial support to female nonfiction filmmakers. Not only have the films gained recognition, they’ve made an impact on social and economic issues. Together, LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures are creating a strong community for women in the film industry.

chickeneggpics.org

our anthem