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As both a patron goddess of cities and of heroes, it is only fitting that Barnard, New York City’s women’s liberal arts college, holds a film festival carrying the name Athena. The Fifth Annual Athena Film Festival (February 5 - 8, 2015) at Barnard College (3009 Broadway, New York, NY) honors extraordinary women in the film industry along with feature length films, documentaries, shorts, and workshops focusing on women and leadership.
Part of the festival’s roundup of cinema is the Athena List, a collection of three to five completed scripts that have yet to be turned into films which have strong roles for women. Basically acting as a “gender conscious cousin” to the Black List, the Athena List aims to create change in the film making landscape, along with the Athena Film Festival Awards, which honors past achievements by women in cinema.
Features and documentaries include:
Athena Film Fest's panels and workshops also look to aim women and aspriing film makers with know how in everything from crowdfunding management to film and television production.
Panels and workshops include:
“This year’s awardees epitomize the leadership and ingenuity that women bring to the entertainment industry everyday,” said Kathryn Kolbert, co-founder of the Athena Film Festival and Constance Hess Williams Director for the Athena Center. “We are excited for the festival to once again bring the Barnard community and campus to life with film and entertainment fans embracing all the festival has to offer.”
To learn more, go to: http://athenafilmfestival.com/
The Fifth Annual Athena Film FestivalFebruary 5 - 8, 2015
Barnard College3009 BroadwayNew York, NY 10027
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