‘LUNAFEST’ virtual film festival is Nov. 24

Marquette will host two virtual screenings for “LUNAFEST,” a traveling film festival comprised of films made by women, for women.

Hosted by the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN), this unique film festival includes seven short films by women filmmakers.

Films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

Two virtual screenings will take place at noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Register via Eventbrite; enter promo code MU-WIN.

The screenings will be followed by a virtual talk back session. The 6 p.m. screening will include a special keynote by Milwaukee filmmaker Tyshun Wardlaw. One of Wardlaw’s recent films, “Growing Up Milwaukee,” tells the story of three young Black people growing up in the heart of Milwaukee as they grapple with daily experiences of racism and segregation while fighting to avoid becoming a statistic.

LUNAFEST virtual film festival celebrates female filmmakers