LUNAFEST: Short Films By Women

Aug152018
When: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Where: 
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
PRICE: 
$10.00 - Members $10.00 - Non-Member Funders
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"There are 2.13 male short-film directors for every 1 female director. 2.13 male voices to every 1 female heard. 2.13 male stories to every 1 not yet told."  

As part of the lead up to the San Diego Grantmakers’ Summit on Advancing Gender Equity, we hosted LUNAFEST screening films that amplify the voices of strong women.  The six films (below) celebrate the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women. To begin, short films by young filmmakers from Digital Gym’s Teen Filmmaking Camp in San Diego were also shown. A Q&A discussion was held with the student filmmakers as well as Uttera Singh from LA.

See photos here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  at Digital Gym Cinema
including pre-film reception, program and Q&A with filmmakers 


Q&A with LA Film Director Uttera Singh
Director of the award-winning film, Fanny Pack

YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER
BY SVETLANA CVETKO
A tribute to the highest-paid silent film director at Universal Studios in 1916.
 

GIRLS LEVEL UP
BY ANNE EDGAR
A young Pakistani women who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East helps middle school girls in Silicon Valley realize their dream of designing their own video game.

WAITING FOR HASSANA
BY IFUNANYA MADUKA
In 2014, the extremist organization, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. WAITING FOR HASSANA is a harrowing first-person account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana — one of the many girls still unaccounted for.

FANNY PACK
BY UTTERA SINGH
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.

TOYS
BY AMANDA QUAID
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.

JESSZILLA
BY EMILY SHESKIN
Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.

 

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Mylinh ArnettExecutive DirectorWilliam Male Foundation
Eliza BrennanMarketing & Development ManagerInternational Community Foundation
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Amy DenhartDirector of Funders Together to End Homelessness SDSan Diego Grantmakers
Jaci FeinsteinVice PresidentWomen Give San Diego
Nelli GartonCIOMarie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation
Nancy JamisonPresident & CEOSan Diego Grantmakers
Alan KwokDirector of LearningNorthern California Grantmakers
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