The Thirteenth Annual LUNAFEST Comes to Boone Nov. 21 and 22; Short Films By, For and About Women

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Nov. 20, 2013. LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Life Store and Earth Fare on Nov. 21 at the Greenbriar Theatre in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University as well as on Nov. 22 at the Harvest House Performance Center in Boone. 

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers.

The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. 

In addition to the films, there will be a question and answer session following the screening on ASU’s campus. Prior to the Nov. 22 screening, there will be a Women’s Info and Business Fair starting at 5:30 p.m.

Also on Nov. 22, during the intermission of the films, there will be an auction of the winning pieces of artwork from Bra-Va!, a community competition to creatively and festively decorate a bra. All proceeds from Bra-Va! will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund. 

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, Appalachian Women’s Fund and the Breast Cancer Fund. Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, raised over.$656,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and over $1,250,000 for other women’s nonprofit organizations.

For more information, please visit www.lunafest.org. 

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