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W H A T :

       Nine Lunafest short films
  • Genre: short films - drama, comedy and documentary.
  • Run time approximately 90 minutes.
  • The films are NR (not rated) but suitable for all audiences, ages 12 and up.

  • W H E N :

  • Tuesday, Jan 21, 2013, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 22, 2013, 7 pm

    W H E R E :

  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011  
  • Easy Access, Free Parking:
  • Printable PDF parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions
    Cincy-Covington Bridge & Street Grid

    Will this be your first visit to the Carnegie?
    Learn more about this beautiful and important arts center.

    T I C K E T S :

  • General Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $12* at the door.
  • Tickets for Enjoy the Arts members and students 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 purchases from the Carnegie in advance by phone or in person, and at the door.

    How to get Tickets

  • Click here for online tickets
    By phone:
  • Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p
  • The Carnegie,
    859-491-2030, Tue-Fri 12-5p

  • In person at these area locations,
    General Admission only

    (click each location for a map):

  • Clifton-Ludlow Avenue,
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square,
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters

    513 871 8626

  • Downtown Cincinnati,
    Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483

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    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:
  • 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 the Luna 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

    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.

  • Lunafest 2013

    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.

    Shining a light 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.


    Grannys Got Game Granny's Got Game   USA  
    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.

    Flying Anne Flying Anne       The Netherlands   
    Director Catherine van Campen, The Netherlands
    Documentary, 2011, 21 min

    A young girl with Tourette's syndrome takes "flight" to navigate life.

    Sidewalk Sidewalk     USA
    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.

    First Match First Match   USA   
    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.

    Sound Shadows Sounds Shadows   Mexico        
    Director Julie Engaas, Norway
    Drama, 2008, 8 min

    How a sightless person uses sound to shape space.

    Maria of Many Maria of Many   Canada  
    Director Alexandra Liveris, USA
    Documentary, 2013, 4 min

    Meet Maria   Mexican immigrant, domestic worker, committed mom and activist.

    Running Dry Running Dry   USA
    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 Date with Fate   Australia
    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 Tiny Miny Magic   USA
    Director Danielle Lurie, USA
    Comedic Drama, 2013, 8 min

    When Sam and her mailman exchange presents via her mailbox, an unexpected love connection blossoms.

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    Post-Film Discussion Leader

    Tuesday, January 21

    Sara Mahle Drabik

    Educator and producer-director
    Sara Mahle Drabik

    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

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    Post-Film Discussion Leader

    Wednesday, January 22

    Martha Viehmann

    Educator and activist
    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 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.