By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood February 23, 2011 at 3:05AM
This is direct from our friends at Lunafest
LUNAFEST® is a traveling film festival of notable and award-wining short films by, for and about women. Films tour 150+ venues and screen in front of 20,000 people across the U.S. and Canada.
Established in 2000, LUNAFEST promotes women filmmakers, raises awareness for women's issues and supports women's nonprofit organizations. To date, LUNAFEST has raised over $575,000 for local women's community nonprofit organizations.
We invite you to Share Your Story By, For About Women at LUNAFEST.
LUNAFEST is looking for films by amateurs, students and aspiring indie filmmakers. We are seeking a diverse range of films which embody the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities. We are especially thrilled to receive animated, documentary, international and humorous pieces.
Short films must be 20 minute or less and directed and/or produced by a female. There is no limitation based on the year of production. Winning filmmakers are awarded $1,000 cash!
100% of LUNAFEST proceeds go to non-profit organizations – 15% are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund , the leading national organization focused on preventing breast cancer before it starts, and 85% to local women’s nonprofits.