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Zonta selling tickets for women’s film festival fundraiser

By Staff | Jan 11, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED LUNAFEST, set for Jan. 22 at The Community House, celebrates the work of women filmmakers.

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host the second annual LUNAFEST on Jan. 22 starting at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

LUNAFEST is a women’s film festival and fundraiser dedicated to bringing women together, raising awareness about women’s issues and highlighting female filmmakers. Begun in 2000 by the founder of LUNA nutritional bars, Kit Crawford, it is a traveling festival that features female talent in all aspects of filmmaking and across society with the aim of championing women’s issues and talent.

The Zonta Clubs of Cape Coral and Fort Myers are also hosting LUNAFEST – on Jan. 19 at Gulf Coast Village in the Cape and on Jan. 23 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, respectively.

“Zonta is an international organization with local chapters that seek to empower and strengthen women locally and throughout the world,” Carol Gestwicki, chair of the joint effort among the three clubs, said. “LUNAFEST fits with Zonta’s mission and allows us to present short films which are by, for and about women.”

Proceeds from LUNAFEST benefit local Zonta efforts, which include distributing scholarships and grants to organizations that empower and support women and girls in Lee County. It also contributes to Chicken & Egg Pictures, a non-profit associated with LUNAFEST that supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose works bring about social change.

Tickets for all three events are $20 each or, if available, $25 at the door.

For more information or advance tickets, visit www.lunafest.org.

For more about the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, visit www.zontasancap.com.