San Francisco will showcase nine award-winning shorts on Oct 10 at 6pm for the annual Lunafest. The Lunafest is a traveling film festival that began in 2000 featuring award-winning short films by, for and about women. Screening have been held at 150 cities across the US reaching 25,000 spectators.
The film festival theme is "Connecting Women Through Film" and is a fundraiser with ticket sales geared for local non-profits as well as to the main beneficiary - the Breast Cancer Fund. Since its inception the Lunafest has raised nearly $1.9 million dollars at the screenings.
Communities around the country who have hosted their own Lunafest like San Francisco have raised more than $656,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and more than $1.25 million for other women’s nonprofits to date.
The 2014 films that are both national and international will be screened at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. The subjects of the films this year include a young woman trying out for a wrestling team, outreach to domestic laborers by the San Francisco Women's Collective, and a story involving contemporary Athens and the economic crisis.
The 2014 Lunafest films : Date with Fate, Venetia Taylor (Sydney, Australia); First Match, Olivia Newman (Brooklyn, NY); Flying Anne, Catherine van Campen (The Netherlands); Granny’s Got Game, Angela Gorsica Alford (Raleigh, NC); Maria of Many, Alexandra Liveris (Palo Alto, CA); Running Dry, Dimitra Nikolopoulou (Athens, Greece); Sidewalk, Celica Bullwinkel (New York, NY); Sounds Shadows, Julie Engaas (Oslo, Norway); Tiny Miny Magic, Danielle Lurie (New York, NY).