LUNAFEST® is a traveling film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers while bringing people and perspectives together within communities. LUNAFEST® features a program of short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives championing women and gender nonconforming individuals—highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.
Gather your friends and enjoy an evening together on the town while supporting The Oasis Center for Women & Girls.
Pre-cinema connection: Join us at the Challenger IMAX Theater and enjoy gourmet popcorn treats, appetizers, and drinks, with a champagne toast before the show.
Access to the LUNAFEST film showing: Watch independent films selected by notables within the film industry that feature filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling serve as catalysts for social change.
Post-cinema celebration: Continue the evening under the stars in Kleman plaza with cocktails, live music, and a celebration of women and girls.
VIP tickets: Enjoy an elevated experience with best-in-show seating and free drinks, plus take home perks, discounts, and more from a variety of local bars & restaurants including Humming Bird Café, Charlie Park, RedEye Coffee, and others.
HOW TO BE AT HOME
BY ANDREA DORFMAN
An animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY
BY AKANKSHA CRUCZYNSKI
An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE CODER
BY SAMANTHA KNOWLES
A 13-year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents by sending photos and letters.
PROOF OF LOSS
BY KATHERINE FISHER
When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other.
WHEN YOU CLEAN A STRANGER’S HOME
BY SHARON ARTEAGA
A first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.
BETWEEN THE LINES: LIZ AT LARGE
BY ABI COLE
Frustrated with the lack of character diversity in The New Yorker’s cartoons, an artist submits her own illustrations, becoming the first Black woman cartoonist in the magazine’s near-century run.
BY EMILY MCALLISTER
A Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers.
TO THE FUTURE, WITH LOVE
BY SHALEECE HAAS & HUNTER “PIXEL” JIMENEZ
An animated self-portrait of a nonbinary trans teen caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after with his long-distance boyfriend.