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W H A T :

  • Nine Lunafest short films and one bonus film, total running time approximately 120 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 18, 4:00 & 7:00
    Social Hour one hour before each screening

    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 :

  • 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:
  • The Carnegie Arts Center Box Office,
    859-491-2030, Tues-Fri 12pm-5pm
  • Tollfree, 1-877-548-3237,
    Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

    In person at these area locations
    (click each for map):

  • Clifton-Ludlow Ave. -
      Sitwell's Coffee House
      513 281 7487  324 Ludlow Ave,
      Cincinnati 45220

  • Mt. Lookout Square -
      Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters
      513 871 8626  3181 Linwood Ave,
      Cincinnati 45208

  • Downtown Cincinnati -
      Coffee Emporium
      513 651 5483  110 E. Central Pkwy,
      Cincinnati 45202

  • Covington -
      The Carnegie
      859-491-2030  1028 Scott Blvd,
      Covington KY, 41011

    Tickets will also be on sale at the door, subject to availability.

    Discount coupon on the back is valid at the Coffee Emporium, Lookout Joe or Sitwell's Coffee House.

  • 859.957.FILM, Mon-Sat 9a-6p,
      voicemail 24x7
  • Email, via "Contact" in the Main Menu

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    Post-Film Discussion

    For Lunafest, the post-film discussion will be held in the Carnegie Gallery, not the the Theatre. Everyone is invited to join in the conversation; cookies and coffee will be available.

    Martha Viehmann
    Martha Viehmann
    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, University of Denver and Sinclair Community College in Dayton. 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.

    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. Here is their mission:
  • 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 our 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 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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    Lunafest 2010

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    THE LUNAFEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL brings us original, engaging, 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. This year's themes include:

    Love    Family    Aging    Being Alone
    Marriage    Self-Image    Maternal Healthcare

    SELECTED FROM 850 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, Special Screening:   QUIRK OF FATE
    Cincinnati World Cinema is delighted to present Marco Riedl's remarkable film. Watch the trailer and read more about this touching holiday drama at the bottom of this page.

    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 in the left-hand column below. Please support our screening of Lunafest and urge your friends to attend — the films, and the causes, are worthwhile!


    A Reluctant Bride   Australia   Iran  
    Director Shideh Faramand, Australia (Iran)
    Comedy, 6 minutes


    I Am A Girl                 The Netherlands
    (Ik ben een Meisje)

    Director Susan Koenen, The Netherlands
    Documentary, 15 minutes, in Dutch with English subtitles


    Every Mother Counts     USA   Bangladesh   Tanzania
    Director Christy Turlington Burns, USA (Bangladesh, Tanzania)
    Documentary, 6 minutes


    Missed Connections   USA    Watch this clip
    Director Mary Robertson, USA, Documentary, 8 minutes

    Worst Enemy   USA    
    Director Lake Bell, USA
    Comedy, 13 minutes


    Lady Razorbacks   USA   Samoa   Tonga
    Director Laura Green, USA (Fiji, Samoa, Tonga)
    Documentary, 5 minutes


    The Wind Is Blowing On My Street   Iran
    (Dar Kouche Baad Miayad)
    Director Saba Riazi, Iran
    Drama, 16 minutes, in Persian with English subtitles


    Life Model   USA
    Director Lori Petchers, USA
    Documentary, 6 minutes


    How To Be Alone   Canada
    Director Andrea Dorfman, Canada
    Spoken Word with animated overlay, 4.5 minutes


    Bonus Film, Special Screening:

    Quirk of Fate     Germany
    (Eine Laune des Schicksals)

    Director Marco J. Riedl, Germany
    Drama, 45 minutes, in German with English subtitles

    Set at Christmas time in a small town near Cologne Germany, the story centers on a young couple's encounter with adversity and their sacrifices to save their critically ill young daughter. With excellent production values, acting, editing and music, Quirk of Fate is an open and loving homage to the themes of Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) and O'Henry (The Gift of the Magi).


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