Farewell to Lunafest May 20, 2023

On Saturday May 20, 2023, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley gathered in the backyard of Zontian Terry Kanowsky.  The evening event was celebrated with Zontians, family, friends and supporters to say a fond “Farewell to Lunafest 2023,” since the Lunafest program was shortened for 2023 and paused for 2024 by the Luna brand, while they reflect on the best way to support advocating for women going forward.  The Lunafest traveling film festival has elevated the work of more than 175 filmmakers over the last 22 years in its featured films made by and about women.

Lunafest 2023 debuted seven stunning new short films that tackle universal themes of friendship, bravery, and community while also breaking down barriers and celebrating the importance of finding joy. This year’s featured filmmakers are from all walks of life and range from poets to conservationists, activists, and educators. In a span of 90 minutes, these stories remind us that when we come together, we all move forward.

The backyard film screening was cozy and comfortable, with snacks, desserts, drinks, and of course freshly popped popcorn!  President Nicole Miller welcomed the group and thanked the committee of Laura Troost, Terry Kanowsky, Fran Fiel, and Darleen Lyons; as well as Terry and Carl Kanowsky for hosting; and Koren Young for providing equipment and tech help – all of which created this special and fun Lunafest event.  Thank you to all who attended and made this night a success!

Zonta SCV has been bringing the Lunafest films to the Santa Clarita Valley for the last 12 years and Lunafest has gained strong supporters in our community.  We would like to thank all sponsors, community members, and supporters of Lunafest and Zonta over the years for allowing us to share these important stories, give a voice to these amazing filmmakers, and provide a platform for Zonta to advocate for making the world a better place for women and girls.

We hope that this traveling film festival returns in the future…until then…Farewell to Lunafest!

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