We are excited to announce our dates for the 2018 Athena Film Festival! Please save the date for: February 22-25, 2018 We look forward to seeing you all there next year.
Thank you so much for being a part of the 2017 Athena Film Festival. It was great to see so many of you at the various screenings, panels, and workshops last week. I am sure you will agree that this Festival was our best yet. We were thrilled that nearly 6,000 people attended the Festival; a… Read more →
The 2017 Athena Film Festival was a great success. Thank you to our generous sponsors, partners, friends, attendees, filmmakers, awardees, and everyone who joined us for a weekend in celebration of courageous, audacious women. Dates for 2018 to be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Although New York has been walloped with 10+ inches of snow this morning, The Athena Film Festival will open as scheduled. With apologies to the post office: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Athenians from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” NEW ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULE: Town Hall Meeting… Read more →
THE SEVENTH ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 9 – 12, 2017 New York, NY (February 1, 2017) – The Athena Film Festival (AFF) today announced the participants for the inaugural Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab whose goal is to develop feature-length narrative scripts with bold and courageous female characters. The Athena Film Festival,… Read more →
7TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COURTNEY MOOREHEAD BALAKER’S LITTLE PINK HOUSE STARRING CATHERINE KEENER AS OPENING NIGHT FILM New York, NY (January 18, 2017) – The Athena Film Festival (AFF) announced today that writer/director Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s LITTLE PINK HOUSE will screen as the Opening Night film on Thursday, February 9th. The film stars… Read more →
2017 ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF NARRATIVE, DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL TO CLOSE WITH NEW YORK PREMIERE OF DOCUMENTARY DOLORES CITY OF JOY TO SCREEN AS CENTERPIECE FILM SPECIAL PREVIEW OF UPCOMING TELEVISION SERIES THE HANDMAID’S TALE FILMS INCLUDE: BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS, CUSTODY, DENIAL, THE FITS, LITTLE DOLL,… Read more →
HONOREES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP Eve Ensler, Patricia Riggen and Regina K. Scully to be honored David Oyelowo to receive the 2017 Athena Leading Man Award Festival returns to Barnard College February 9 – February 12, 2017 New York, NY (December 20, 2016) –The Athena Film Festival (AFF)… Read more →
SEVENTH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 9 – 12, 2017 New York, NY (December 1, 2016) – The Athena Film Festival (AFF) announced today that Amazon Studios will sponsor the 2017 Athena List, an annual slate of 3-5 screenplays that have yet to be produced and that showcase female leadership or strong… Read more →
We had a truly spectacular Athena Film Festival 2016. For those of you who missed us (or just can’t get enough of this year’s awesome talks), you don’t have to miss out! You can watch live recorded video footage of some of our Q&As and panels below as well as our Live Stream page and our YouTube page…. Read more →