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VIRTUAL Ticket Prices:

General Admission – $5.00

Household – $10.00

Watch Party – $15.00

LUNAFEST is a fundraising event for GUTS! happening April 8th-10th, links will be sent to all ticketholders at 6:30 pm MDT on Friday and will be available for 48 hours. Tickets start at $5!


GUTS! is a leadership and empowerment program for girls and gender-diverse youth in Missoula and the surrounding area. Currently GUTS! operates in a hybrid model, with virtual groups as well as in-person lunch and after school groups. This summer we are running week-long day camps. Find details and registration information HERE!

We are raising funds and awareness for GUTS! to allow us to increase the number of groups we can support in local elementary and middle schools, expand to the surrounding areas, and even launch community action-focused high school groups. Our GUTS! programming is focused on building self-esteem, teaching strong relationship skills, and encouraging action and creativity. The groups offered during the school year are free for all participants and are largely facilitated by our incredible volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, find the application HERE!

LUNAFEST short films are created to empower and inspire with a run time of 80 min. This year's stories are told from a variety of perspectives that champion women and gender nonconforming individuals, highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.


There will also be a virtual silent auction running from April 8th-18th that will go towards expanding the services GUTS! can offer our community. If auction items don’t interest you, but you still want to support GUTS!, you can donate to sponsor a camper for summer! Find the auction page link HERE!


We hope to expand GUTS! programming into local high schools, presenting students with opportunities for community action, as well as increasing our efforts to be present in rural communities across Western Montana. Thanks for your support!

Welcome to LUNAFEST® 2022, a program of short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives that champion women and gender nonconforming individuals, highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.

Total Running Time: 80 minutes. Recommended for ages 13+.

How to Be at Home | Filmmaker: Andrea Dorfman (Halifax, NS)

An animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Close Ties to Home Country | Filmmaker: Akanksha Cruczynski (Brooklyn, NY)

An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.

Generation Impact: The Coder | Filmmaker: Samantha Knowles (Brooklyn, NY)

A 13-year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents by sending photos and letters.

Proof of Loss | Filmmaker: Katherine Fisher (Los Angeles, CA)

When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other.

When You Clean a Stranger’s Home | Filmmaker: Sharon Arteaga (Austin, TX)

A first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.

Between the Lines: Liz at Large | Filmmaker: Abi Cole (Weaverville, NC)

Frustrated with the lack of character diversity in The New Yorker’s cartoons, an artist submits her own illustrations, becoming the first Black woman cartoonist in the magazine’s near-century run.

Wearable Tracy | Filmmaker: Emily McAllister (Carnelian Bay, CA)

A Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers. 

To the Future, with Love | Filmmakers: Shaleece Haas (Los Angeles, CA) and Hunter “Pixel” Jimenez (Los Angeles, CA)

An animated self-portrait of a nonbinary trans teen caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after with his long-distance boyfriend.

Learn more about our films and filmmakers at

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    80 minutes
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    United States
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