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LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival Returns March 6 to Moscow

February 23, 2018

The only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women will return to Moscow this March in an event hosted by the University of Idaho Women’s Center.


The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place Tuesday, March 6, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. The festival is produced by LUNA, the women’s nutrition bar, and provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories.


The Women’s Center will host a pre-screening reception with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Film screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. This year’s films address topics including women and culture, interpersonal relationships and personal identity.


Submissions of original short films (15 minutes or less) by student and local filmmakers can be submitted until Friday, March 2. Submitted films will be shown at the beginning of the festival to highlight the work of up-and-coming artists. Local and student filmmakers whose work is shown will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival.

Tickets for both the reception and film festival are $8 for students with valid ID and $15 for the general public. Admission to the films only is $5 for students and $8 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Women’s Center, Memorial Gym 109 on U of I’s Moscow campus, or at the door.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Chicken and Egg Pictures, which supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Chicken and Egg Pictures envisions a world in which women filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, build sustainable careers and achieve parity in all areas of the film industry.

More information about the LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival is available by contacting the U of I Women’s Center at 208-885-2777 or


Media Contact:

Lysa Salsbury

University of Idaho Women’s Center


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