Back in 1999, LUNA® was introduced as the very first nutrition bar for women. Our mission was to create momentum, champion women, and spark change. To fuel women’s ambition, as well as their bodies.
That vision inspired us to create LUNAFEST in 2001, the world’s first all-women traveling film festival.
For the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated a powerful and diverse set of women filmmakers and given their short films a national platform. Our first event was a small but hopeful screening in California. Since then, we’ve celebrated and shared the work of 170 women filmmakers, raising over $6 million for local women’s causes. Now our unique platform travels to over 200 cities each season. And this year, LUNA went a step further and co-produced three films with our partner, Chicken & Egg Pictures. This nonprofit provides mentorship and critical financial support to women nonfiction filmmakers.
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 celebrates and champions women storytellers. This organization provides mentorship and critical financial support to women nonfiction filmmakers. Their films have not only gained recognition but also made an impact on social and economic issues.
And for the first time, our organizations have joined forces to coproduce three of this season’s films. Together, LUNA and Chicken & Egg Pictures are creating a strong community for women in the film industry.