Lunafest — a national traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women — comes to Fresno State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 in the North Gym 118.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center for the past 11 years, Lunafest is designed to promote awareness of women’s issues, spotlight female filmmakers and help bring women together in their communities.

The 2014 Lunafest features eight films selected to be diverse in style and content. The line-up includes:

  • “A Good Match” by Lyn Elliot — Ann and Alex have split up, but does that mean it’s over with Alex’s mom too? Ann wants to give the relationship another try.
  • “Flor de Toloache” by Jenny Schweitzer — A group of women daringly challenge gender and social norms as an all-female mariachi band.
  • “Miss Todd” by Kristina Yee — In 1910 New York, Miss Todd works to understand the principles of flight, but she has more than gravity holding her down.
  • “Tryouts” by Susana Casares — Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim American girl who wants to join her new high school’s cheerleading squad.
  • “Chicas Day” by Susan Bejar — Today is a girls’ day out. Everything is allowed, but don’t forget that this is just a game.
  • “Lady Parts” by Emily Fraser and Katherine Gorringe — In an industry dominated by men, Lady Parts Automotive brings a woman’s touch.
  • “Tits” by Louisa Bertman — A story about feminine exploration.
  • “Viva” by Amanda Blugrass — A documentary portrait of Cornwall’s grandmother of punk, or, how to be a rebel at 82.

Proceeds from the Fresno State event ($5 students, $10 general in advance; $7/$12 at the door) benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Women’s Resource Center on campus.

For more information or for guests who need special accommodations, call 559.278.4435.

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