This Sunday, March 29th at Simmons College, the national LUNAFEST film festival will be stopping by with this year’s collection of short films made by, for, and about women. The festival, which began in 2000 helps support the Breast Cancer Fund, which aims to help reduce the environmental causes of breast cancer. To date, LUNAFEST has raised over $360,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund.
This year’s 10 selected films range from documentaries to a number of animated clips covering topics as heavy as the story about a teenager in Africa living with AIDS. The directors come from as far away as the United Kingdom, while many are based here in the US.
The festival will also be stopping by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut on April 12, and the Sconset Casino in Nantucket, Massachusetts on May 28.
Coinciding with the arrival Lunafest in Boston, as well as women’s history month, “Women Take The Reel” is a film festival celebrating women’s history month. This festival kicked off earlier this month and will last until its conclusion, with screenings being held at area colleges and universities, including the Fong Auditorium at Harvard, Boston College, Northeastern, and MIT, as well as Boston University. The screenings feature films that cover issues that are important to women. The screenings are followed by discussions sessions with local academics that are open to the audience for their participation. Also, this Saturday, March 26, the WAM! Boston Film Festival will be taking place at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge. This one-day film festival will feature short and feature length films. For more information on any of these screenings, check out the website here.