AFF Documentary Pitch Program Filmmakers

An Intensive Pitch-Training and Storytelling-Strengthening Program for Documentarians 

Athena’s annual Documentary Pitch Program (formerly Works in Progress) supports documentarians working on women-centered projects. The program includes dynamic coaching and peer mentorship, culminating in a live pitch to industry representatives and introductions to a network of potential supporters and partners. Finished films are invited to screen at the annual festival.

Each filmmaking team will work with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker/teacher/Co-Founder of Chicken & Egg Picture, Judith Helfand.  This program is underwritten by Secret Sauce Media, whose founder, Julie Parker Benello, is a Barnard alum.

See below for the full list of filmmakers and projects from the 2024 AFF Documentary Pitch Program

2024 AFF WIP Program Doc