The 2020 Athena Film Festival welcomed an A-list of actors, activists, artists, and academics for its 10th anniversary.
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Barnard College’s signature event celebrates its first decade Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1.
Through the Athena Center’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program, Kory Louko ’17 gains real-world experience organizing the Athena Film Festival.
Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the Athena Film Festival, Ashley Bush reflects on being a student coordinator for the first-ever Festival in 2011 and the lasting impact it had on her award-winning filmmaking career.
The Athena Center announces a new focus on leadership as problem-solving.
Installment #3: Four students check in during the first half of their junior year.
Heyday Care founder Deepanjali Kanoria ’14 shares why she left her job at Ernst & Young to create a company dedicated to biodegradable and organic menstrual products.
We are delighted to announce that Umbreen Bhatti ’00 has joined Barnard as the Constance Hess Williams ’66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership. Umbreen brings a fresh perspective and considerable expertise to the Athena Center, with a focus on helping our students develop the skills they need to address today’s opportunities and challenges in creative and original ways.
Alumna Umbreen Bhatti ’00 Will Continue Center’s Advancement of Women Leaders
On Sunday, March 3, Barnard's Athena Film Festival capped its ninth annual celebration of fierce and fearless women leaders in film by welcoming U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who attended as a panelist to support the New York premiere of Knock Down the House.
The ninth annual festival screened films centered on women leaders, awarded trailblazers making their mark in their respective fields, hosted panels like "Time's Upx2" and more.
The Athena List, featuring three to five unproduced screenplays about women leaders, has provided early attention to films 'On the Basis of Sex,' the Alfre Woodard-starring U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury winner at this year's Park City festival, and Catherine Keener starrer 'Little Pink House' and led to more opportunities for its selected writers.
Kathryn Kolbert argued the case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the Supreme Court as a public interest attorney specializing in women’s reproductive rights. Melissa Silverstein founded Women and Hollywood, an initiative that “educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry,” according to its website. At Barnard, they worked together to create an innovative event that promotes a new kind of leadership, uniting politics and film.
Former Athena Scholar Zoë LePage ’13 is highlighted in Barnard Magazine, talking about her nonprofit, which started out as her senior social action project. It's called Exhale to Inhale (ETI), which uses the healing practice of trauma-informed yoga to empower survivors.
The 2019 Athena Film Festival has announced its lineup of narrative, documentary and short films, and additional programming. Take a look at the amazing schedule and get your tickets and passes today! The 9th annual festival takes place February 28 - March 3, 2019.
The annual Barnard College event revealed the film slate for its 2019 edition, including a number of women-centric features like 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' 'On the Basis of Sex,' 'The Favourite' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' three of which were directed by women.
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) at Barnard College announced today its film slate, including opening night, closing night, and centerpiece films, as well as additional programming for the 2019 festival. The ninth annual festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place February 28 to March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City.