The Athena Film Festival Activism Booth connects festival attendees with a network of like-minded organizations working to advance a more equitable society for girls and women everywhere.
Panels and Workshops
2020 is the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference for Women. To commemorate this anniversary UN Women has launched a global campaign: Generation Equality. Join us for an intergenerational and intersectional discussion on how film can be used globally to challenge stereotypes and drive social change.
This panel will help filmmakers to develop effective outreach and communication plans.
Join us for a presentation from Daniela Letiner, animator and artist as she walks us through her journey to animation.
Join us for an in-depth Masterclass on writing for film & TV with Valerie Woods, the co-executive producer/writer of Ava Duvernay’s acclaimed drama series, Queen Sugar.
Showing clips from the new documentary Surge, the panel will discuss how women candidates affect our political system and change what it means to be a politician in this hyper-partisan age.
In this panel we will hear from Dr. Stacy Smith and women who work across all fields of animation to discuss the current field of animation and what we can do to get women across the pipeline of the animation industry.
This panel will hear from the #SilenceBreakers, the women who put their names, reputations, and careers on the line to stand up and change the culture. They will share their experiences and the impact speaking up has taken on lives and careers.
This panel will focus on depictions of women as both heroes and villains in horror films and beyond and what this tells us about the current zeitgeist.
Following the screening of Woman In Motion the panel will discuss the history of women in space and the connection between the stories on screen and the real-life initiatives.