In 2022, the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College will be back in person on the Barnard campus in Morningside Heights for three days of shorts, features, and documentary films as well as panel conversations and filmmaker Q&As! After nearly two years of isolation, the Festival will be an opportunity to bring together women and nonbinary filmmakers, allies, audiences, community partners, and sponsors to mourn, celebrate, and advocate for a more inclusive understanding of what leadership looks like.
As always, our festival would not be possible without the support of our volunteer community! We rely on dedicated volunteers to generously devote their time and energy to the Festival. In 2022, we’re looking for a dedicated team of in-person volunteers to support the festival on campus from March 11-13, 2022.
Volunteering for the Athena Film Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Every year, volunteers (most of whom return year after year) help create a platform to celebrate fierce and fearless women leaders both on-screen and behind the camera! Ready to join our volunteer community? Please read the FAQ below and then fill out the form below! Our Volunteer Manager will be in touch with you in January to process your volunteer application.
When will I need to be available?
You can sign up for certain shifts during the festival that works with your schedule. You are not required to be available for the entirety of the festival.
How will I know what to do?
There will be volunteer training sessions before the festival where you will learn your assignment and meet other volunteers.
This is a great opportunity to meet fellow film enthusiasts and network with local industry professionals. Any questions? Send us an email.
What You Will Receive!
Volunteers get an inside look into how the festival is run while connecting with our amazing staff to put on a festival in celebration of fierce and fearless women leaders! Plus, volunteers who work two or more shifts will receive the Volunteer Pass which gets you into any film, panel, or masterclass that is not sold out.