By Athena Film Festival blogger Carrie Nelson Though Winter Storm Nemo prevented some scheduled screenings and Q&A’s from going on as planned, the Athena Film Festival provided a much-needed distraction for those looking to escape the snow. Saturday’s lineup included The Girl, a film that tells the story of Ashley (Abbie Cornish), a young woman… Read more
By Athena Film Festival blogger Carrie Nelson Approximately 85 women braved the falling snow on Friday to attend From Script to Screen: Producing a Short Film, led by representatives from the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW). The two-hour event took the fledgling filmmakers through the independent producing process, step-by-step. Attendees walked out of the… Read more
By Athena Film Festival blogger Carrie Nelson As you prepare for your visit to the 3rd annual Athena Film Festival, please join us in revisiting four short films that screened as works-in-progress during last year’s festival. Now complete, the films are part of Athena Global Shorts, a DVD compilation created in partnership with UN Women…. Read more
Band of Sisters: Mary Fishman (Director) Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives: Grace Rice from Choices in Childbirth Brave Miss World: Cecilia Peck (Director) & Inbal Lessner (Producer/Editor) Actress, activist, comedian and rape survivor Fran Drescher, who appears in the film, will join the filmmakers for this discussion. Future Weather: Kristin Fairweather (Producer), Anubhav Jain… Read more
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Athena Film Festival Co-Chair and Hollywood badass Diablo Cody talks to Entertainment Tonight about what drew her to the Athena Film Festival and why it is so necessary. Check out her interview here: Diablo Cody Opens Up About Her Passion Project.
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Please see our program for information about Q&As and speakers for each screening. Directors now confirmed include Mary Fishman for Band of Sisters, David Riker for The Girl, Angela Alford for Granny’s Got Game, Andrea Meyerson for I Stand Corrected, Bonnie McFarlane for Women Aren’t Funny, Brenda Chapman for Brave and Ava DuVernay for Middle… Read more
The Festival runs from February 7 – 10 New York, NY (January 7, 2013) – The 2013 Athena Film Festival today announced its lineup of narrative, documentary and short films. The Festival boasts a wide variety of films that illustrate women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Now in its third year, the Festival… Read more
Festival returns to Barnard College February 7 – February 10, 2013 Gale Anne Hurd to receive Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award Additional awardees include: Ava DuVernay, Molly Haskell, Rose Kuo, Pat Mitchell Artemis Rising Foundation joins as the Founding Sponsor New York, NY – Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, along with Women and Hollywood,… Read more