ESSENTIAL EVENT INFO
W H A T :
Nine Lunafest short films
W H E N :
W H E R E :
1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011
Interactive directional map
Printable map and written directions
Cincy-Covington Bridge & Street Grid
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T I C K E T S :
* 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 purchases from the Carnegie in advance by phone or in person, and at the door.
How to get Tickets
859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p
859-491-2030, Tue-Fri 12-5p
In person at these area locations,
General Admission only
(click each location for a map):
Sitwell's Coffee House
513 281 7487
Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters
513 871 8626
513 651 5483
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:
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.
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.
THE LUNAFEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL brings us original, informative and entertaining short films — from Australia, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and the USA — created by women filmmakers; shining a light on 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 with insight and compassion. These short dramas, comedies and documentaries will touch your heartstrings, make you smile and make you think.
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!
Experienced Lunafest panelists Sara Drabik and Martha Viehmann return this year to lead the post-film discussions.
LUNAFEST FILM ROSTER
Granny's Got Game
Director Angela Alford, USA,
Documentary, 2012, 11 min
Seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies bond and play winning basketball, proving you are never too old to do what you love.
Director Catherine van Campen,
Documentary, 2011, 21 min
A young girl with Tourette's syndrome takes "flight" to navigate life.
Director Celia Bullwinkel, USA
Animated Comedy, 2013, 4 min
Walking through the journey of life, a woman confronts aging and her changing body and learns to love herself.
Director Olivia Newman, USA
Drama, 2011, 15 minutes
No amount of wrestling practice can prepare fourteen year-old Monique for her first co-ed high school match.
Director Julie Engaas, Norway
Drama, 2008, 8 min
How a sightless person uses sound to shape space.
Maria of Many
Director Alexandra Liveris, USA
Documentary, 2013, 4 min
Meet Maria Mexican immigrant, domestic worker, committed mom and activist.
Director Dimitra Nikolopoulou, Greece
Drama, 2013, 10 min
In a time of economic hardship, one woman sets aside her woes to help others.
Date with Fate
Director Venetia Taylor, Australia
Comedy, 2012, 4 min
When it comes to blind dates, some things are meant to be – whether you like it or not.
Tiny Miny Magic
Director Danielle Lurie, USA
Comedic Drama, 2013, 8 min
When Sam and her mailman exchange presents via her mailbox, an unexpected love connection blossoms.
Post-Film Discussion Leader
Tuesday, January 21
Sara Mahle Drabik
Educator and producer-director
CWC audiences are familiar with Sara, who has frequently led our post-film discussions. As producer-director for Norse Media and lecturer, Electronic Media & Broadcasting, Sara is currently teaching Media Literacy and leading special projects classes at Northern Kentucky University, where she her M.A. in Communication, with Honors.
Sara brings extensive experience in teaching, production and media activism and her work focuses on documentary and community based projects that raise awareness of social issues and attempt to create positive social change.
Previously, after spending a year developing educational programs in Thailand, Sara worked for several years as the Education Coordinator for Media Bridges, a non-profit media arts organization in Cincinnati. Through her work, Sara brought the tools of video making and media analysis to classrooms throughout the city of Cincinnati. And, as curator of local film and video exhibitions presented quarterly by Underneath Cincinnati, Sara worked with many Tri-State area media artists, nurturing Cincinnati's emerging video community.
A filmmaker herself, she studied film and photography at Ithaca College where she received her BFA in Film, Photography and Visual Arts in 1999. Ms. Drabiks's works have screened at Cornell Cinema, the Olympia Film and Video Festival, the New England Experimental Film and Video Festival, as well as through community media programs across the country. In addition, she serves as the Chair for the Central States Regional Board for the Alliance for Community Media and is an active advocate for media reform issues on the local and national levels.
Learn more about NKU Electronic Media & Broadcasting: NKU-EMB
Post-Film Discussion Leader
Wednesday, January 22
Educator and activist
With a PhD from Yale and AB from Dartmouth and educational focus on Literature and Culture, American Studies and writing, Martha Viehmann has taught at the college level at NKU, Xavier, University of Colorado and University of Denver.
Throughout her career she has helped students find their way in a variety of courses - English, American Studies, science and literature, history of the U.S. West. About a decade ago while at the University of Denver, she began to include films in her classes and so began to learn more about how movies make meaning.
Her scholarly interests include Native American and First Nations literature, the intersection of Native people and popular culture (such as the 1893 Chicago World's Fair aka The World's Columbian Exposition). Martha is a film buff, watching mainstream movies with her two sons and husband, while exploring independent films on her own.