LUNAFEST®, SCV is hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, an organization dedicated to advancing the status of women through service, advocacy and awareness. The Zonta Club of SCV changes the lives of women here in the SCV and beyond by donating the funds we raise and our time to help women realize their full potential. Come join us, have a great time, and help us do great things in this community.
Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Since its inception, LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to a coast-to-coast force with more than 150 North American screenings each season. To date, 92 filmmakers have been featured, nearly $1.2 million dollars has been raised and thousands of attendees have come away moved, entertained and inspired.
LUNAFEST’s main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund, is dedicated to eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Through education, policy initiatives and other innovative campaigns, the Breast Cancer Fund mobilizes the public to help stop this devastating epidemic affecting 1 in 8 women.
LUNAFEST by the Numbers
- $1,000,000 raised by LUNAFEST for local causes
- $556,000 raised by LUNAFEST for the Breast Cancer Fund
- 20,000 expected to attend LUNAFEST’s 2011-2012 season
- 950 films submitted to LUNAFEST each year
- $1,000 awarded to each filmmaker selected to participate in LUNAFEST
- 734 women’s nonprofit organizations have benefited from LUNAFEST
15% of every dollar raised goes to the Breast Cancer Fund
85% of every dollar raised goes directly to the host’s local charity of choice