Athena Film Festival

Since 2011, the Athena Film Festival has established itself as the premier festival dedicated to celebrating and elevating women’s leadership. Our festival highlights films showcasing women’s leadership from underexplored perspectives; women leading in all places and spaces who are resisting and refuting preconceived notions of all they can be and do. Through our Creative Development Program, we are bolstering the pipeline of women creatives who are telling these stories and fostering a network of women in film. The Athena Film Festival is a joint project of Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership and Women and Hollywood.

The Athena Film Festival is proud to partner with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to bolster the pipeline of women filmmakers working on women in science-themed projects. Through grants, Lab fellowships, and panel discussions, this partnership illustrates the importance of women working in STEM, and women filmmakers working on STEM projects. Sloan programs include: Women in Science Development Fund; Festival STEM Showcase Fellowships for Screenwriting Labs and the Athena List Development Grant.

Athena Film Festival
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Melissa Silverstein
Artistic Director/ Co-Founder
[email protected]