March 2, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Copper Mountain College (CMC) will host the nationally renowned LUNAFEST, as part of its Women in Action week.

The Film Festival, dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be held March 11, 2020, on the CMC campus in the Bell Center located in Joshua Tree at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

This unique film festival will screen seven short films by women filmmakers and highlight women as leaders in society. The films range from animation to fictional drama and will cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.

LUNAFEST was created almost two decades ago. LUNA®, the Whole Nutrition Bar, saw that women were painfully underrepresented in film.

Committed to inspiring women, championing change, and demanding that equality be a right, not an option, and not something wished for — it is something they are doing, so in 2001 they created the first all-women traveling film festival.

The first event was a small but hopeful screening in California. Since then, LUNA has opened opportunities for more than 150 women filmmakers, putting them in the spotlight, and as Kit Crawford, founder & co-CEO insists, “Telling stories that have to be told, but the work is not yet done. There are still more than twice as many male short-film directors as woman directors.”

You can learn more about LUNAFEST by going to their website.

LUNAFEST has played at close to 200 cities across the U.S. and Canada, and each year the unique platform raises funds for local women’s causes. CMC and the EEO Committee are proud to bring this free event to the Morongo Basin.

For more information about this event contact Joshua King at or call 760.366.3791, ext. 5895.