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2023 LUNAFEST Film Festival

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Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite for

$45 each (+ convenience fee) for general admission. Tables of 8 may be purchased for $360.

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area is hosting our third annual film festival, LUNAFEST, on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Joliet Junior College’s Renaissance Center from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

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 the endowed scholarships that the Zonta Club of Joliet established for women attending Joliet Junior College.

We are so excited to bring you this year's line-up of seven amazing films!


This year's event will be emceed by Zontian and Joliet native, Essence Clark, who will lead us through conversations after each short film.


Join us at 5:00 pm to enjoy food stations, a cash bar and a signature cocktail. Films begin at 6:00 pm.


For a detailed list of the films and filmmakers or to learn more about LUNAFEST, visit For more information about the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area, visit



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Major Sponsors:

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.

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