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Cottey to Host Lunafest on April 22

For the second consecutive year, Cottey College is a host location for the LUNAFEST film festival, featuring nine short films by women cinematographers. LUNAFEST will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the Missouri Recital Hall of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts.

Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.

Equally important, LUNAFEST helps hosts raise money for nonprofits in their own communities, as well as for its main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. One hundred percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity. Since its inception, LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to a coast-to-coast force with more than 150 North American screenings each season. To date, 110 filmmakers have been featured, nearly $1.9 million dollars has been raised and thousands of attendees have come away moved, entertained and inspired.

More information, including a short trailer, is available online at

Tickets for LUNAFEST are $3 and are available at the door. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to local charity, The Children’s Center.

The Center for the Arts is on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri.