Film Fest Returns To Brisbane & Art From Recycled Materials

By: Terry O’Connell, City of Brisbane Mayor, terryoconnell@ci.brisbane.ca.us

Break out the popcorn, jelly beans and champagne. Maybe some paint, glue and open-mindedness as well.
October 3rd will bring the return of Luna Fest to Brisbane. The film festival that showcases films FOR, BY and ABOUT WOMEN will entertain and get you thinking about how women are perceived and treated worldwide. It will also open your eyes as to how our everyday perceptions of what it is like to be a woman can shape our lives and future.
You can expect an evening full of excellent films from comedy to documentary, and there is something for everyone. Instead of gathering together, attendees will be sent a link to the films and will have the option to watch them at their leisure for 24 hours or can join our virtual watch party on Zoom starting at 6pm. We encourage you
to have fun with it! Make a few appetizers and cocktails or gather together your favorite theater snacks and settle in. This will be an evening of films that will make you think differently, and will start conversations with your neighbors.
Sponsored by the City of Brisbane, and benefiting the Brisbane Lions Club Scholarship program, this year’s event hopes to exceed the record breaking fund raising that the 2019 Luna Fest achieved. With over $30,000.00 raised by this single event last year, Brisbane showed how much they care about education and equality for all. Funds raised gave the Lions the ability to help 11 women with needed resources, and showcased the generosity of the community that is Brisbane.
LUNAFEST has been created by Clif & Co brand, Luna Bar, LUNAFEST aims to illuminate the gender inequities in the film industry and provide a platform for female filmmakers across the globe, telling stories often left untold. Established in 2000, LUNAFEST was the first traveling short-film festival featuring films for, about, and by women and now has more than 175+ screenings worldwide each year.
Due to the virtual nature of the event, we encourage you to share ticket information with your friends and family who may be located elsewhere. For the first time, attendees aren’t limited to those who live nearby, anyone can enjoy LUNAFEST from the comfort of their home while supporting.
General Admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $40 and include a snack pack and beverage that can be delivered to your home (if located in Brisbane) or picked up a few days in advance. Purchase tickets by following instructions on the city’s website, simply search “LUNAFEST” to pull up more information. Due to some mature subjects in a few films, we suggest children attend if 12 years or older.
We’d love to add your name to our list of sponsors,
Contact Madison Davis at: madisondavis@brisbaneca.org or by phone: 415-706-5276 for further details.

SHOW US YOUR RECYCLED ART
Our own Brisbane Open Space and Ecology Committee & Parks and Recreation Department are calling your inner artist to showcase what can be used and reused in artistic expression. October 15th, 2020 is the deadline to submit your art. Sponsored by South San Francisco Scavengers, who urge you to find things that can be diverted from garbage, recycling or compost. Go to www.brisbaneca.org/recycled-arts-crafts-contest to see the categories and prizes. All ages (and abilities) are welcome to submit their art.