Submissions Are Open for the 2018 Athena Film Festival

Does your short or screenplay portray a female leader? If so, take note: the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is now accepting submissions.

Co-founded by Women and Hollywood founder and publisher Melissa Silverstein, the weekend-long fest screens inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life — stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — including U.S. and world premieres. It is a weekend that celebrates the stories of remarkable women — stories that need to be told and deserve to be honored.

For more info on short film submissions, click here.

The Athena List is an annual slate of three to five screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. If you’re interested in submitting a script for consideration, click here.

The eighth annual Athena Film Festival will be held February 22–25, 2018. The submission period will close on August 15.

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