Athena Film Festival

For 15 years, the Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood have partnered to challenge tired, troubling narratives about women and leadership with original, thought-provoking, compelling, and diverse women-centered stories.

At Athena, leadership takes no singular form. Our films tell the stories of women whose leadership has been questioned, dismissed or erased. Women who have risen up and spoken truth to power. Women who empower their communities. Women who inspire and educate. These are Athena stories.

Today, the Athena Film Festival is where thousands of people gather annually to experience these stories, together. The Athena Creative Development Program is where the creatives working on these stories find champions, community, and support year-round.

Our founding sponsor is the Artemis Rising Foundation and its CEO, Regina K. Scully.

The 2025  Athena Film Festival will take place March 6 - March 9, 2025.


[Image description: Regina K. Scully Artemis Rising Foundation logo]