LUNAFest Film, Food, and Wine
benefiting Girls on the Run- Sierras and the Breast Cancer Fund
Enjoy the award-winning film festival, sample cuisine from local chefs and tastings from California wineries – while supporting local and national charities benefiting girls and women.
About the films
LUNAFest was established in 2000 to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy women’s nonprofit organizations. The short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Award-winning films include Flawed, an animated short that won the NYC Short Film Festival Audience Choice Award and Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works, Winner of the Seattle International Film Festival Best Short Documentary. Athletes will enjoy Chalk, a coming of age story of a young gymnast, and Georgena Terry, a woman who revolutionized the women’s biking industry.
Featured Wineries and Cuisine
The fourth annual Squaw Valley LUNAFest event will feature wine from Clif Family Winery, Domaine Chandon, Domain Saint Michelle, Plumpjack Winery, Vincent Arroyo, and Truckee River Winery. Local cuisine will be provided by Season’d Catering, Fireside Pizza, Mamasake, Rocker, Soupa, and Squaw Valley Catering.
Event and ticket information
Event proceeds benefit Girls on the Run-Sierras and the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets include film screening, delicious food, wine tastings, and auction. Attendees will have a chance to bid on silent auction items including Disneyland tickets, Snowcat Skiing with Pacific Crest Snowcats, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Gold season pass, restaurant certificates, and spa packages. Event sponsors include Squaw Valley, Sierra Sotheby’s Realty, Corporate Visions, Anne and George Birdsong, Canyon Springs, Mountain Hardware and Sports, and the Weekly.
When & Where
Girls on the Run- Sierras
Girls on the Run is a youth development program that instills self-esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. The afterschool program meets twice a week for ten weeks and culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K fun run.
Girls on the Run- Sierras has educated and empowered 729 Reno Tahoe girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident over its 5 year history.