It hardly seems like a year since the previous Festival were calling for submissions but yes indeed the 7th annual Athena Film Festival will take place February 9-12, 2017 at Barnard College in New York City.

Film Submissions will be accepted through September 15, 2016.  Submissions are free of charge. You will find the submission overview below and all the information on  how to submit a film here.

They are looking for Documentaries, Features, and Shorts that:

Reveal the diverse narratives of women leaders from all walks of life-narratives of ambition, courage, strength and resilience;

Showcase women leaders who help us interpret the reality of the modern world-captivating stories of truth, determination, innovation and vision;

Highlight the talents of emerging artists-capturing a new generation's take on what truly makes exemplary women leaders.

Athena List Submissions will be accepted through September 15, 2016. Submissions are free of charge. You will find the submission overview below and all the information on  how to submit a screenplay here.

What They Look For:

Screenplays must include a strong woman character in a leadership role at the center of the story

Screenplays should not objectify or stereotype women

Screenplays can be written by a person(s) of any gender

Screenplays written by women must still focus on women's leadership

Screenplays must be for a feature length film, 80 to 130 pages.  (NO SHORTS ACCEPTED)

Screenplays must have been workshopped in some capacity, whether through a lab or competition.

Important: The screenplay needs to be complete and ready for production. Do not submit an early draft.

The Athena Film Festival is committed to ensuring that filmmakers across the globe have the opportunity to become involved in our festival.

Please email them at: athenafilmfestival@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

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