Athena Film Festival- Submissions Open

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

The sixth annual Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership - is accepting submissions. They are a festival of feature films, documentaries, and shorts dedicated to highlighting women's leadership in real life and the fictional world. The Festival, which includes conversations with producers, directors and talent, as well as Master classes, will take place on the Barnard College campus in New York City from February 18-21, 2016.

Submissions will be accepted from June 1 through September 15.  Entry is free.

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.

Important Information To Keep in Mind:

All films must feature a female in a leadership position at the centre of the story.

Films may be directed by a person or people of any gender.

Films that are directed by women, but do not focus on female leadership, will not be considered.

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: if you have any questions.