September 15, 2005 17:56 ET

Daryl Hannah Presents Lunafest Best Female Director Award at LA Shorts Fest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2005 -- On Tuesday night, actress Daryl Hannah presented the "LUNAFEST Best Female Director Award" at the LA Shorts Fest to Sara Rashad, director of "TAHARA," a powerful short film about an Egyptian-American woman living in the U.S. who must decide whether she will bow to family pressure and have her young teenage daughter circumcised. "TAHARA" is part of the 5th Annual LUNAFEST, the only national touring festival of films by, for, and about women, which debuted its 2005 season as part of the LA Shorts Fest. LUNAFEST™ is sponsored by LUNA, the whole nutrition bar for women™.

Starting with just eight stops on its inaugural 2001 tour, LUNAFEST is expected to top 100 markets this year with a wide range of topics including senior sex, the battle for perfection, child care, and menopause.

Held as benefits in cities across the nation through the sponsorship of a local woman's organization, LUNAFEST also raises awareness of, and contributions for, the Breast Cancer Fund as well as the hosting organization. In total, over $75,000 has been raised for the Breast Cancer Fund.

LUNA, the top-selling nutrition bar in natural food stores, now contains 30 percent more fiber and 25 percent less sugar. Based in Berkeley, Calif., Clif Bar & Co., whose product lines include LUNA, is a leading maker of energy and nutrition foods that is committed to sustainability from the field to the final product.

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