Lunafest film festival for women

Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 13, 2016

Lunafest, the traveling film festival is coming to Warren Saturday April 16th. The women's shelter "Turning Point" of Macomb County, organized the event.  It includes 6 films dedicated to empowering women. Click the video player to see JoAnne Purtan's interview on 7 Action News at Noon.

The festival will take place Saturday April 16th at Renaissance Unity Church in Warren. 11200 E 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48089

Click the link to see descriptions of all the films in theLunafest Film Festival.

Click here for details on Warren's Lunafest.

Showtimes are at 3 & 7 p.m. Vendor Booths - 2 & 6 p.m.   Tickets are $20.00 General; $10.00 Student and $25.00 at the door.  Ticket contact Information: or 586-463-4430 X226.

Click here to learn more about TURNING POINT.

LunaFest bills itself as  "a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.  Producers intend to donate all of the net proceeds of the film to charity.

The festival champions women’s issues, not the least of which is domestic violence and sexual abuse."

Turning Point's mission is to focus on education and prevention of these troubline issues.

Organizers say, "the films celebrate the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in local, national and international communities."

Here's a rundown of the films:

Balsa Wood  - A light-hearted slice of life about two mixed race siblings visiting their extended Filipino family for lunch.  Filmmaker - Dominique Lecchi

Boxeadora - One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her Olympic dreams of glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer. Filmmaker= Meg Smaker

Watch a trailer for "Boxedora" here:

First World Problems - A tired housewife loses her car in a shopping mall opening a door to a whole new world.  Filmmaker - Hanna Maylett

Beach Flags - A young Iranian lifeguard, determined to participate in an international competition in Australia, experiences an unexpected obstacle when a new team member arrives. - Filmmaker - Sarah Saidan

Finding June - Through the eyes of a deaf woman just diagnosed with breast cancer, communication’s role in understanding one another is explored.  Filmmaker - Anna Schumacher

Raising Ryland - An intimate look at parenting with no strings attached - a journey inside the transgender experience of a six year old boy and his two loving parents.  Filmmaker - Sarah Feeley