BSS - Earlybird Gets the Worm...

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Or a discount!  The Earlybird tickets for BSS are on sale now!

Buy your ticket now to get an early bird discount. Early bird tickets are limited, so get in quick! Available from now until midnight, Friday 19 August or until they sell don't dally and then moan that you weren't warned!

This year the programme is exploring the theme

Playing With Risk

As filmmakers how do we tread the bold path required to make something extraordinary? That should get the creative juices going and the brains engaged.

Layby available NOW on full price and student tickets

Book a student, full price industry or full price general ticket now & you'll have until September to pay it off! See for more information. Layby not available on early bird tickets.




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Athena Film Festival All You Need to Know

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

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: if you have any questions.