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Women's Film Festival Returns March 3 to Moscow

February 20, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 20, 2020 —The only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women will return to Moscow Tuesday, March 3, in an event hosted by the University of Idaho Women’s Center.

The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre is produced by LUNA, the nutrition bar for women. It provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories. This is the only opportunity on the Palouse to see these original short films.

The Women’s Center will host a pre-screening reception with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St. Film screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s films feature women and culture, interpersonal relationships and personal identity.

Submissions of original short films (15 minutes or less) by student and local filmmakers will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 28. 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 screening are $8 for students and $15 for the public. Admission to the film screening only is $5 for students and $8 for the public. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar by Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar. There will be an intermission raffle of prize baskets with gifts donated by local businesses and campus and community partners. Tickets may be purchased at the Women’s Center, Memorial Gym 109 on the University of Idaho’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 supported to realize their artistic goals, build sustainable careers and achieve parity in the film industry.

More information about the festival is available by contacting the Women’s Center at 208-885-2777 or wcenter@uidaho.edu.

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Jackie Sedano
University of Idaho Women’s Center
208-885-9415
jsedano@uidaho.edu

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University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

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