Become A Sponsor

Support Athena

Are you looking for a way to get more involved with the Athena Film Festival and to support more filmmakers working on women-centered projects? All contributions to Athena support not only our annual showcase, but help us sustain our year-round Creative Development Programs that are advancing more writers working on women-centric projects.

As a small festival, we rely on support from our community which includes many individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and of course our founding sponsor the Artemis Rising Foundation and its CEO, Regina K. Scully.

Become a Patron Passholder

Athena Patron passholders enjoy priority entry to all films, conversations, and panels, and exclusive access to select events and receptions.

Patron passholders are also sponsoring one Athena filmmaker’s participation in the festival! Athena is proud to be one of the few festivals that provide stipends to all filmmakers (feature-length and short). Our filmmakers are predominantly women, with over 50% identifying as women of color. Now more than ever, we must invest in these storytellers.

Become a Patron passholder today and support the talented filmmakers pushing our industry and culture to be more inclusive. Patron Pass holders will be recognized on our website and on a slide that plays during the pre-show.

Patron Passes are $1,500 and are available for purchase here.

For more information, please contact Victoria Lesourd (

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Goods and services are valued at $250 for each Patron Pass.

Join the Event Host Committee

The Athena Film Festival Host Committee is a network of individuals who share our commitment to advancing a feminist future and more inclusive industry.

Host Committee members commit to a sponsorship at the $5,000 level or higher (personally, or through matching funds or fundraising efforts) and receive recognition on our website, festival communications and signage, a bundle of festival passes, and access to an exclusive Host Committee and Sponsor reception during the festival weekend. We’re also excited to host a Host Committee and Sponsor Sneak Peek event at LOOK Cinema in midtown in early December.

To request more information on joining our Host Committee, please contact Victoria Lesourd (

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Goods and services are valued at $1,000 for each Host Committee Sponsorship.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the annual festival include individuals and organizations who contribute at levels between $5,000 and $200,000. Benefits include brand visibility online, in-person, and at the annual festival, bundles of festival passes, opportunities to sponsor dedicated screenings and events, inclusion in press-releases, access to our network of hundreds of filmmakers, and an opportunity to connect with thousands of engaged audience members.

Click here to view our 2024 Sponsorship Informational Packet and for more information, please contact Victoria Lesourd (