Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley is currently offering individual tickets for its 2018 Lunafest, a festival of short films by, for and about women.
This year’s program will feature nine short films, selected from more than 900 films submitted each year, and will be held Thursday, May 3, at Canyon Theatre Guild in Downtown Newhall.
The $50 ticket price includes a Cinco-de-Mayo-themed buffet on the patio at 6 p.m., prior to the screening. A glass of wine is included with admission, and movie treats such as candy, bottled water and popcorn also are included. Wine and Cinco de Mayo-themed drinks also will be available for sale. Guests will enjoy assorted desserts during intermission.
There are no sponsorship opportunities linked specifically to the Lunafest event, but corporate sponsors are welcome to sponsor various “pillars” of Zonta service, and some may be tied to specific events upon request.
For $10, guests will be able to purchase one of a limited 300 tickets for an opportunity drawing that will be held at the event (winners do not need to be present to win). Committee members are still assembling a list of valuable prizes for the drawing, but a number of tickets will be drawn for prizes at various levels.
This will be the eighth time that the local Zonta Club has been a Lunafest host, and the number of guests increases each year as word spreads throughout the community, according to Zonta Club President Judy Penman. In addition to supporting Zonta’s local and international service projects, Lunafest has raised more than $1.2 million for the Breast Cancer Fund, the event’s former main beneficiary, and for other women’s non-profit organizations. Proceeds from this year’s Lunafest will go to a non-profit which supports women in the film industry, an industry in which women are under-represented in high-level positions.
Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, Lunafest connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. A synopsis and video trailer of this year’s films is available at http://www.lunafest.org/the-films.
Tickets, sponsorships and drawing tickets for the local Lunafest are available online at www.scvzonta.org/lunafest. Further information can be obtained by calling the Zonta message line at (661) 252-9351 and selecting the Lunafest option or by e-mail at.