2022 LUNAFEST Film Festival

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area is hosting our second annual film festival, LUNAFEST, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Joliet Junior College’s Renaissance Center. LUNAFEST is an inspirational short film festival by and about women brought to us by Luna ®, the makers of the Luna Bar. Luna began this festival in 2001 as a way to amplify diverse voices, challenge perceptions, and spark conversations, which matches the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area’s mission and goals.

Zonta is hosting the festival during Woman’s History Month to bring awareness to these issues locally and for the purpose of raising funds to support scholarships that the Zonta Club of Joliet established for women attending Joliet Junior College.

This year, Mohra Gavankar, local business owner and philanthropist is our emcee and will lead the discussion of the films with our attendees.

All guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken with 72 hours of the event. We will also adhere to the state official mandate at the time event, including masks.

For a detailed list of the films and filmmakers or to learn more about LUNAFEST, visit www.lunafest.org.

To purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/Zontalunafest

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2020 LUNAFEST Virtual Film Festival

The Zonta Club of Joliet proudly  presented LUNAFEST, a virtual film festival. This was an inaugural event, originally scheduled for March 19, 2020 in partnership with Joliet Junior College to be conducted on campus. Due to the pandemic, it was moved to a virtual platform and held October 20, 2020. 

The films were written, produced, and directed by women for women. Rated E for Everybody, the creative films address topics relevant in today’s society such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers. The event was free and open to the public thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Voyager Group, Ltd. and ExxonMobil.