Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva Presents LUNAFEST Film Festival
Join us In-Person or Virtually
Monday, April 4, 2022 7-9PM
at Sanibel Community House or Virtually
This year, eight short films ranging from animation to documentary to fictional drama will be shown, both in-person and online. This new hybrid format allows attendees the flexibility either to join fellow film lovers at the Sanibel Community House from 7-9PM on Monday, April 4, or to stream the films for private viewing any time or place over 48 hours from 7PM on April 4.
Tickets for LUNAFEST, in either format, are $20, and sales will benefit the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida which distributes grants to local organizations that assist women in need. To learn more about this year’s films, to view trailers, and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Begun in 2000 by the founder of LUNA nutritional bars, Kit Crawford, LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival dedicated to highlighting new female filmmakers, raising awareness about women’s issues, and bringing women together. Said Carol Gestwicki, Co-chair of Zonta’s Service and Advocacy Committee, “LUNAFEST is one more way for Zonta to bring community members together to provide food for thought on both women’s issues and innovative filmmaking.”
This year’s film selection is particularly exciting and includes:
How to Be At Home, an animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic;
Close Ties to Home Country by Akankshaa Cruczynski, telling the story of an immigrant dog walker who finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for;
Generation Impact: The Coder by Samantha Knowles in which a 13-year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents by sending photos and letters;
Proof of Loss by Katherine Fisher — when a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other;
When You Clean a Stranger’s Home in which a first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes;
Between the Lines: Liz at Large by Abi Cole tells the story of the first Black woman cartoonist published in the New Yorker magazine in its near-century run;
Wearable Tracy by Emily McAllister chronicles how a Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers;