SEVENTH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL February 18-21, 2016; The Athena Film Festival honors extraordinary women in the film industry and showcases films that address women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world

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SEVENTH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL

February 18-21, 2016

The Athena Film Festival honors extraordinary women in the film industry and showcases films that address women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

2016 Screening Lineup Includes Narrative, Documentary & Short Films

Trapped, Suffragette, Our Brand is Crisis, Codegirl, Freeheld, Testament of Youth, Mustang, He Named Me Malala, Mavis!, Queen Vee, Feminist High, Beach Flags

*Please note this is not the entire lineup – that can be found at http://www.athenafilmfestival.com

 

2016 Festival Honorees include:

Mira Nair (Recipient of Athena Film Festival’s 2016 Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award)

Geralyn Dreyfus (Executive Producer Born Into Brothels, Co-founder of Impact Partners)

Karyn Kusama (Director, ÆON FLUX, Jennifer’s Body)

Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winning composer and musical arranger, Fun Home)

 

Festival Location: Barnard College (117th & Broadway)

 

ABOUT THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL

Now in its sixth year, 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. It will be held February 18-21 in NYC at Barnard College.  The Festival also created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. The Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival is The Artemis Rising Foundation, Regina K. Scully, Founder and CEO.

For additional information and to purchase tickets please visit: http://www.athenafilmfestival.com

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