LUNAFEST film festival coming to Columbia

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 3:54 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Central Missouri Community Action will be hosting the LUNAFEST film festival at The Blue Note on April 22.

Lunafest is a fundraising film festival that promotes awareness about women's issues, highlights women filmmakers and brings women together in their communities, according to a news release. The festival is held in cities across the country and has been in operation for 11 years. 

If you go

What: LUNAFEST film festival

When: doors at 4 p.m., films at 4:30 p.m., April 22

Where: The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.

Cost: $20 for the public, $15 with a student ID. Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Note box office or Student tickets available at box office only.


The films include animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

Doors open at 4 p.m., and the films begin at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for the public and $15 for students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Note box office or online at

All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Central Missouri Community Action, an organization that helps mid-Missouri families with low incomes.

So far, Lunafest has raised more than $456,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and more than $785,000 for other women's nonprofit organizations.

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