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W H A T :

  • Nine Lunafest short films and one bonus film, total running time 109 minutes.
  • Genre: Shorts - drama, comedy and documentary.
  • The films are NR (not rated) but suitable for all audiences, high-school and older.

  • W H E N :

  • Sunday, December 2, 2012, 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Social Hour one hour before each screening
  • Dinner-by-the-plate offered by the Europa Bistro & Café on Tuesday only, beginning at 6:00 pm.

    W H E R E :

  • Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011  
  • Easy Access, Free Parking

  • Maps & Directions:
    Printable PDF parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions
    Cincy-Covington Bridge & Street Grid

    T I C K E T S :

  • For this engagement, advance tickets are NOT available at the Carnegie, Sitwell's, Coffee Emporium or Lookout Joe's -- they are available only online and by calling 859 957 3456. Tickets will be available at the door at the Carnegie.
  • Tickets are $10* in advance and $12* at the door.
  • Tickets for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $10*, available only at the door.

  •  * NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the CARNEGIE incurs a $1.00 facility charge IN ADDITION to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and tix sold at the door.

    How to get Tickets

  • Click here for online tickets
    By phone:
  • Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p

  • NOTE: For this engagement, advance tickets are NOT available at the Carnegie, Sitwell's, Coffee Emporium or Lookout Joe's.

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    Post-Film Discussion
    Melissa Godoy, Crystal Kendrick & Meera Rastogi

    Melissa Godoy ~ Sunday

    Melissa Godoy Melissa Godoy is an award-winning director and producer of television and independent film. Over her 26-year career, her programs have been seen on PBS stations nationwide, and locally at major arts, business, and educational venues.

    Melissa served as Line Producer for the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary short, The Last Truck by Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert (HBO) about the closing of a General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio; and for the national Prime Time Emmy Award-winning documentary about children with cancer, A Lion in the House also by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (Independent Lens / PBS).

    As a director Melissa created the documentary feature Do Not Go Gently, narrated by Walter Cronkite, about creative aging. The world premiere of Do Not Go Gently was hosted by Cincinnati World Cinema and the film went on to earn the 2008 National Electronic Media Award from the American Society on Aging, a Gold Medal in Humanities at the New York Festivals, and the Motivational/Inspirational Award of Excellence from Accolade.

    She has two Regional Emmys – one for Classical Quest, a half-hour public television documentary featuring the Starling Chamber Orchestra. The other is for a cool motorcycle spot for the American Red Cross. Godoy was a field producer and cinematographer for Election Day, by Katy Chevigny, which aired on the national PBS series, POV, in July 2008 and screened at national and international festivals.

    Crystal Kendrick ~ Sunday & Tuesday

    Crystal Kendrick With a BBA in Marketing from Temple and an MBA from NKU, Crystal Kendrick has accumulated 25 years marketing experience with niche targets — underserved, international and hard-to-reach populations. Building on management experience with major corporations such as Fifth Third Bank and General Cable, she has realized the American Dream – owning and operating her own business.

    Her marketing firm, The Voice of Your Customer, assists clients in using focus groups, assessments and research to reach niche markets. Her firm was named Small Agency of the Year by Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter; recognized by the Small Business Administration for excellence, and by the Cincincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

    Crystal finds time to give back — participating in the Mayor's Summer Employment Program, and worked as a community partner with Cincinnati Public Schools. In addition, she serves on the board of ArtsWave and the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Council.

    Meera Rastogi ~ Tuesday

    Meera Rastogi Meera Rastogi is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. In addition to teaching, she conducts community-based research in the rural areas surrounding Clermont College.

    She received tenure from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin in 2006 where she was an Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program, and the Clinical Counseling Coordinator. At Edgewood, she received the 2006 Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

    She earned her MA and Ph.D. from Ohio State University's Counseling Psychology Program in 1996 and 2001, respectively. Her BA was in Pschology and Art History, also from Ohio State.

    Dr. Rastogi's specialties include psychopathology, multicultural psychology, art and psychology, and emerging adulthood issues. In addition to teaching and advising, Meera hopes to open a small practice that will focus on young adults.

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    Lunafest 2012LunaFest

            So, waddiya gonna do when...

    Your very hip boyfriend wants to
    meet your decidedly square parents?

    Your true love makes a lunch date, then sends his
    14-year-old brother to tell you he's dumping you?

    You're looking for a cool way to decorate
    your head after chemo claims your hair?

    You're overweight, depressed and your
    husband is distracted by a younger woman?

    You're thinking about a nose job and
    your boyfriend is a plastic surgeon?

    The answers to these, and other intriguing
    questions, will be revealed on-screen at LunaFest!

    THE LUNAFEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL brings us original, informative and entertaining short films — created by women filmmakers; about universal issues that impact women, their families, relationships and careers; made for women and the men who care about them.

    SELECTED FROM OVER 800 ENTRIES, the Lunafest winners portray real-life characters of varied nationalities and ethnicities, conveyed in diverse styles with insight and compassion. These short dramas, comedies and documentaries will tug at your heartstrings, make you smile and make you think.

    Bonus Film:   Meine Eltern (My Parents)
    To close the LunaFest screening, Cincinnati World Cinema is delighted to present Neele Volmar's hilarious romantic comedy, which has garnered over forty festival awards around the world, including kudos from the American Film Institute, Aspen Shorts Fest and the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

    A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS from the CWC Lunafest screenings will go to Luna's national philanthropic partner, the Breast Cancer Fund and locally, to the Eva G. Farris Education Center in Covington, KY. Read more about Luna, the Breast Cancer Fund and the Farris Education Center below. Please support our screening of Lunafest and urge your friends to attend — the films, and the causes, are very worthwhile!


    Georgena Terry Georgena Terry   USA  
    Director Amanda Zackem, USA
    Documentary, 2012, 6 minutes


    Chalk Chalk       Italy    United Kingdom
    Director Martina Amati, Italy/UK
    Drama, 2011, 19 minutes


    Self Portrait... Self-Portrait with Cows Going
    Home & Other Works
    Director Rebecca Dreyfus, USA
    Documentary, 2008, 10.5 minutes


    The Bath House The Bath House   USA    USA   
    Director Kim Jisoo, South Korea/ USA
    Animated Drama, 2012, 6 minutes

    When I Grow Up When I Grow Up   Mexico     USA    
    Director Sharon Artega, Mexico/USA
    Drama, 2012, 9 minutes


    Flawed Flawed   Canada  
    Director Andrea Dorfman, Canada
    Comedy, 2012, 12.5 minutes


    Blank Canvas Blank Canvas   USA
    Director Sarah Berkovich, USA
    Documentary, 2011, 3.5 minutes


    Whakatiki Whakatiki   New Zealand
    Director Louise Leitch, New Zealand
    Drama, 2012, 13 minutes


    Lunch Date Lunch Date   Canada
    Director Sasha Colington, UK
    Comedic Drama, 2011, 14 minutes


    Meine Eltern Bonus Film:
    My Parents (Meine Eltern)     Germany

    Director, Neele Leana Vollmar, Germany
    Comedy, 2003, 18 minutes, in
    German with English subtitles



    About Lunafest

    LUNAFEST is an annual traveling film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their community.

    LUNA created LUNAFEST to support women on a number of levels, with the following purpose:
  • To provide women filmmakers the opportunity to be seen and heard
  • To empower women by showcasing women's issues, stories and amazing moments
  • To support women's health and the Luna partnership with the Breast Cancer Fund
  • To support local communities by providing non-profit groups a creative medium to raise funds for local organizations
  • To provide women with a forum to communicate, share, and inspire social change within their communities

    About The Breast Cancer Fund

    THE BREAST CANCER FUND is dedicated to eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Through public education, policy initiatives, outdoor challenges and other innovative campaigns, The Breast Cancer Fund mobilizes the public to secure the changes needed to stop this devastating epidemic. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Breast Cancer Fund, www.breastcancerfund.org.

    About The Farris Education Center

    Located at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, the EVA G. FARRIS EDUCATION CENTER provides arts education to over 5,000 children annually, many of whom live at or below the poverty level. Staff of the center work with area schools and organizations to bring performances and creative experiences to local and under-privileged children who might not otherwise be exposed to the arts. Learn more about the Farris Education Center.

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