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Idaho State University to present LUNAFEST 2014, a festival of 9 short films by, for and about women set March 5

Posted February 26, 2014

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center will screen LUNAFEST 2014, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women, at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Pond Student Union Bengal Theater.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged.

Each year, LUNAFEST and its board of advisors receive an astonishing amount of film submissions, which totals more than 600 films by women around the world. Each film is viewed and evaluated individually on its unique ability to capture the “by…for…about women” mission.

LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues, and support worthy women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Fund. Additional information about LUNAFEST is available at www.lunafest.org.

For additional information on the Pocatello screening, please call 282-2805.

The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues. In its efforts, the Anderson Center is especially guided by the ideal of diversity, which allows it to envision a future free of the limitations imposed by our culture’s standard definitions of gender and other categories of difference.

The nine short films selected for this year, a combination of live action, animation and documentary are as follows:

• “Date with Fate” by Venetia Taylor – When it comes to blind dating, some things are meant to be—whether you like it or not.

• “Flying Anne” by Catherine van Campen ¬– A young girl with Tourette’s syndrome takes “flight” to navigate life with her tics.

• “Maria of Many” by Alexandra Liveris – Meet María—Mexican immigrant, domestic worker, committed mom and activist.

• “Sidewalk” by Celia Bullwinkel – A woman walks through life, confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

• “Tiny Miny Magic” by Danielle Lurie – When Sam and her mailman exchange presents via her mailbox, an unexpected love connection blossoms.

• “First Match” by Olivia Newman – A determined female wrestler prepares for her first co-ed high school match.

• “Granny’s Got Game” by Angela Gorsica Alford – Seven fiercely competitive women in their 70s bond and play winning basketball, proving you are never too old to do what you love.

• “Running Dry” by Dimitra Nikolopoulou – A woman impacted by economic hardships journeys into contemporary Athens.

• “Sound Shadows” by Julie Engaas” – Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.
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