Hello Friends,

We are delighted to announce that in 2023 the Athena Film Festival will be back in full force, in-person, for our 13th annual festival – coming to you live from the Barnard College campus March 2 – 5, 2023!

Join us for a weekend of celebration, inspiration and activation! For too long, our culture has been dominated by white, male narratives. At Athena – we are dedicated to elevating complex and deeply thoughtful stories of women’s leadership and supporting the women and non-binary writers who are bringing these projects to life!

If you want to make the most of your Athena experience, purchase your Premier Pass today at the early bird price of just $150, and you’ll receive premier access to all screenings, panels, and events throughout the weekend.


By purchasing a pass to Athena, you are directly supporting:

  • A Creative Development Program that is advancing a network of HUNDREDS of writers working on women-centric projects,
  • Honorariums for ALL filmmakers and panelists – because we know that artists have been hard-hit by the pandemic and we want to do what we can to support these filmmakers,
  • A fellowship program for burgeoning festival programmers, and so much more! Thank you again for your support of Athena and your commitment to advancing a bold new vision for all that women can be and do!

We’re also thrilled to announce the launch of the Athena Film Festival Weekend Immersive for Teens. This weekend experience is designed for high-school students (aged 14-18) who are passionate about the intersection of film, representation, and leadership!

Enrolled students will benefit from a dedicated track of films curated by the Athena Film Festival team, alongside intimate conversations with filmmakers and skill-building workshops. There’s a family discount for parents/siblings of students enrolled in the program, so you can make the festival a family affair! Learn more about the Immersive for Teens and register here.

We’ll see you in March!

The AFF Team