LunaFest features nine short films in Pawleys Island

Last week saw the 9th incarnation of the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, but another celebration of cinema with an entirely different agenda is on tap Friday in Pawleys Island.

LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival featuring nine short films about and for women, is slated for Friday evening at Waccamaw High School’s Auditorium, and it is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center of Georgetown, which aids victims of domestic violence.

The event begins with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bistro 217, 10707 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, before shifting to the auditorium for 90 minutes of back-to-back film screenings which start at 7 p.m.

The nine films, according to a press release are:

•  "Date with Fate" by Venetia Taylor

•  "First Match" by Olivia Newman

•  "Flying Anne" by Catherine Van Campen

•  "Granny’s Got Game" by Angela Gorsica Alford

•  "Maria of Many" by Alexandra Liveris

•  "Running Dry" by Dimitra Nikolopoulou

•  "Sidewalk" by Celia Bullwinkel

•  "Sound Shadows" by Julie Engaas

•  "Tiny Miny Magic" by Danielle Lurie

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students.

Waccamaw High School is at 2412 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island.

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- Kent Kimes, Editor