2022 Athena Film Festival will open with Mariama Diallo’s Master, starring Regina Hall, Amber Gray, and Zoe Renee.
Athena Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Athena Film Festival
WHERE: New York, NY, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and Hollywood stars and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.
The Athena Film Festival announced honorees, films – Black Christmas, Clemency, Little Women; and the 2020 winners and finalists of the Athena List.
The 2020 Athena Film Festival will open with the NY premiere of I Am Woman by Unjoo Moon and starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey as singer-songwriter Helen Reddy,
Athena Film Festival to Honor Time’s Up Nina Shaw, Director Desiree Akhavan and TIFF’s Cameron Bailey
Nina Shaw, a founder of Time’s Up, will be honored at the 2019 Athena Film Festival, along with actress Desiree Akhavan and Cameron Bailey of Toronto International Film Festival.
Athena Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup, Opens with Julia Hart’s FAST COLOR, Closes with KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The 2019 Athena Film Festival will open with the NY premiere of Fast Color and close with the documentary Knock Down The House, featuring NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Athena Film Festival (AFF) will open their 2018 edition on Thursday, February 22nd with BATTLE OF THE SEXES,
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) continues to showcase films about strong and courageous women leaders with its 2018 lineup of narrative, documentary, and short films. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are THE BREADWINNER, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie; the New York premiere of I AM NOT A WITCH, from first-time writer and director Rungano Nyoni
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple, BAFTA winning writer and director Amma Asante and cabaret artist and actress Bridget Everett will be honored at 2018 Athena Film Festival.
Eve Ensler, Patricia Riggen, Regina K. Scully and David Oyelowo to be Honored at Athena Film Festival
Eve Ensler, Patricia Riggen, Regina K. Scully and David Oyelowo will be honored at the 2017 Athena Film Festival (AFF), set to run February 9 to 12, 2017, at Barnard College in New York City.
The 2016 Athena Film Festival opens on Thursday, February 18th with the New York premiere of the highly anticipated reproductive rights documentary TRAPPED, directed by Dawn Porter. The Centerpiece film will be SUFFRAGETTE, directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan. The festival will close with the documentary CODEGIRL directed by Lesley Chilcott. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are: FREEHELD, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and directed by Peter Sollett, […]
Filmmaker and activist Mira Nair (pictured above) will receive The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Athena Film Festival taking place February 18 to 21, 2016 at Barnard College in New York City. Additional awardees include producer Geralyn Dreyfous, director Karyn Kusama, and composer Jeanine Tesori (BC ’83). The Athena Film Festival is also will also honor the cast and crew of SUFFRAGETTE with the inaugural Athena Ensemble Award. Mira Nair’s debut film […]
HBO Documentary Films’ ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP will premiere at the Athena Film Festival on Saturday February 7th, 2015.