Women’s Resource Center to host Oct. 20 festival of awareness-raising films by, for, about women

LunafestThe Women’s Resource Center will host the second annual NIU LUNAFEST from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus.

LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival that seeks to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy women’s non-profit organizations.

Tickets for the NIU event are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Women’s Resource Center or at the door. All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to attend.

The unique film festival features 10 short films, all directed by women filmmakers. A variety of genres are represented, including animation, documentary and fictional drama. The films address a variety of topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging and cultural diversity.

More information on the films is available online.

The festival is in its 10th year nationally and has raised more than $1 million for various non-profit organizations. This will be the second year that NIU hosts the event.

The Women’s Resource Center credits community businesses such as Pepsi, China House, Jewel and Amanda’s Spa and Beauty for supporting this year’s LUNAFEST film festival. Snacks will be provided during the films and all ticketholders are eligible for raffle prizes at the festival. 

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Women’s Resource Center’s Lending Library.

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