Stay tuned for more details for this year's festival!
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.
On its tour this year are nine films dealing with blind dating, an immigrant domestic worker, a wrestler preparing for her first co-ed high school match, six competitive women in their 70s playing basketball, a woman and a mailman exchanging presents via her mailbox, and a young girl with Tourette’s Syndrome trying to cope with her tics.
Proceeds benefit the Saginaw Underground Railroad.
For more information about the films and their filmmakers: LUNAFEST Website
Music and the movies have long been a dynamic entertainment theme ... and this year Riverside Saginaw Film Festival is celebrating that partnership.
The newly-formed, 40-member, woodwind-percussion Riverside Saginaw Film Festival Orchestra, conducted by David Valasek, will perform movie theme music in an hour-long concert starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson Ave.
On the bill are compositions by John Williams, Dimitri Tiomkin and Charlie Chaplin. Ryan Wilson, a film critic for Delta Public Radio, will offer comments about films on our schedule between numbers.
Admission to the pre-festival concert is by freewill offering, with proceeds donated to a local charity.
Refreshments follow. Co-sponsors Absolute! Building Maintenance and Hensinger Study Group.
Film Showing and Presentation/Discussion
Synopsis: One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton co-founded and for 50 years edited one of the most influential literary magazines in history, The Paris Review. And in the process, he innovated a writing technique called participatory journalism -- hanging out with presidents, playing quarterback for the Detroit Lions, photographing Playboy models.
Saginawian Dave Oppermann, the founder of the New Reformation Band, was a personal friend of Plimpton and will talk about their friendship and collaborations.
Sponsor: Randall/Cinda Schantz.
Film Showings and Awards
Short films submitted to our contest from around the area, the nation and even overseas are shown in two installments.
A panel of judges also will vote on their top selections.
Visit for RSFF Shorts Contest page for more info.