Zonta Club’s LUNAFEST To Benefit JJC Scholarship Fund

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area is hosting LUNAFEST, a virtual film festival highlighting women as leaders in society.  On Tuesday, Oct. 20, seven short films will debut live via the JJC YouTube Channel and Zonta Facebook page. All proceeds will go to the Joliet Junior College Scholarship Fund.

The films are written produced, and directed by women for women. Rated E for everybody, the creative films address topics relevant in today’s society such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.  The event is free and open to the public thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Voyager Group, Ltd. and ExxonMobil.

“We have been looking forward to bringing the Lunafest experience to the Joliet area community” said Helen Hester Ross, president of Zonta Club of the Joliet Area. This is the first year of this event for our Zonta Club. We're so excited that JJC is partnering with us to raise money for our scholarship here at the JJC. This event is a great opportunity for the Joliet community to celebrate women in film and as leaders in society. These films are written, directed and produced by women. The theme of films are issues that women and girls deal with every day. Issues such as domestic violence, cultural diversity, LGBT, bullying and woman's health issues.”

LUNAFEST is committed to inspiring women, championing change, and demanding that equality be a right, not an option.  Their festivals have been done all over the United States. Almost two decades ago, they recognized  that women were painfully underrepresented in film. So in 2001, they created the first all-women traveling film festival. Their first screening was in California. Since then, they have 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.”

Zonta-LUNAFEST Presents:










LUNAFEST Anthem Video

For more information, visit jolietzonta.org.


About the Zonta Club of Joliet

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area is a chapter of Zonta International, an organization of business and professional individuals whose mission is to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. As part of this mission, the Joliet Zonta Club provides funding for local programs offered by nonprofit organizations that advance the status of women and children in the Joliet area.

About Joliet Junior College

Founded in 1901, Joliet Junior College is the nation’s first public community college. JJC enriches people’s lives through affordable, accessible, and quality programs and services. The college provides transfer and career preparation, training and workforce development, and a lifetime of learning to the diverse community it serves. The college’s initial enrollment was six students; today, JJC serves more than 30,000 students in credit and noncredit courses.