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Zonta to provide free tickets for film festival

By Staff | Jan 9, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Zontian Virginia Jones interacts with the audience during last year's LUNAFEST.

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is sponsoring its third annual LUNAFEST on Jan. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

In honor of Zonta’s 100th anniversary, the club is offering this year’s event at no charge. However, reservations are requested at www.eventbrite.com/e/lunafest-sanibel-fl-tickets-82840884315.

Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Kit Crawford, LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival with a collection of short films highlighting female filmmakers and raising awareness about women’s lives. For almost 20 years, the festival has created opportunities for more than 150 women to share their untold stories. Each film is unique, creative and thought-provoking.

A special addition to this year’s program will be the premiere of a short film on the Equal Rights Amendment, made by local women filmmakers. The festival contributes to the Chicken & Egg Pictures, a non-profit that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose works bring about social change.

“Zonta International is a global presence that seeks to empower and strengthen women throughout the world,” event co-chair Carol Gestwicki said. “LUNAFEST fits with Zonta’s mission and provides the vehicle for our local chapter to present short films by, for, and about women.”

Popcorn and drinks will be sold to benefit The Community House.

For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com.