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CALLING ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS to the 20th Annual LUNAFEST Film Festival celebrating short films by and about women.

The 2021 LUNAFEST program will explore stories from a variety of perspectives under the theme of Someday is Now, championing the timely, yet eternal relevance of women’s aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, power and unity.

We are seeking films with stories of women:

Who want, need, demand and create change
Who are better together and unite for a common cause
Who are growing, changing, reaching, committing, persisting, achieving goals
Who break molds and pave new paths
Who have big dreams, face incredible odds, make critical decisions, take consequential actions and celebrate huge triumphs
Who have strength, smarts, spirit, and joy

Awards & Prizes

The director of each selected film will receive an award of $2,500.00. Winning films will be presented by women’s organizations to audiences at more than 200 venues throughout North America and serve as a vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about.

Please visit Film Freeway for Rules & Terms and more information.

how to submit a film

Our Call for Entries period for the 2021 Season is now OPEN.

Please visit our Film Freeway page for more information and to submit your film!

Early Bird Deadline
Saturday, February 29, 2020   

Mid-Season Deadline
Friday, April 17, 2020

Final Deadline
Monday, June 1, 2020

Notification Date
By September 30, 2020

Season Dates
January 1 – September 30, 2021