Connecting Women Through Film: LUNAFEST

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.  LUNAFEST was designed to support and nurture the inspiring and often unsung work of talented women filmmakers, and to raise funds and awareness for causes that help, empower and give a voice to women from all walks of life.

LUNAFEST helps hosts raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund as well as other nonprofits in different communities. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity. Since its inception, LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to a coast-to-coast force with more than 150 North American screenings each season. To date, 110 filmmakers have been featured, nearly $1.9 million dollars has been raised and thousands of attendees have come away moved, entertained and inspired.

Vibiana was honored to host LUNAFEST and could not have been more thrilled on the turnout.  Women arrived to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before entering the main cathedral for the nine incredibly inspiring feature films.

Rivals United for a Kure 2013

Rivals United for a Kure brings together sports communities to support underfunded cancer research.

Kure It, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative cancer research, distributes all net funds from their projects to the medical centers at USC and UCLA .
The 2013 2nd Annual Rivals for a Cure Gala was held at Vibiana in honor of two of college football’s greatest coaches in history, UCLA’s Terry Donahue & USC’s John Robinson.

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Photography: Carla Rhea Photography