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    Athena Film Fest: 'Beyond the Lights' Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Among 2015 Honorees

    Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival unveils its 2015 awards recipients.

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    Submit Your Film to the Athena Film Festival

    The Athena Film Festival is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women's leadership in real life and the fictional world.

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    Beyond the Bechdel Test: Why It’s Not Enough

    Athena Film Festival panel gives us five reasons why moviegoers need to look beyond the Bechdel test.

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    2014 Athena List of Best Unproduced Screenplays with Strong Female Protagonists Announced

    Because we need more female characters at the movies.

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    Athena FF: Lexi Alexander Proposes a Solution to Hollywood's Woman Director Problem

    Lexi Alexander wants to be an optimist. "Let's assume the men [in Hollywood] are not just selfish pricks," she said at the Athena Film Fest, where she headlined a Q&A panel that followed up on her explosive post about the routine and pernicious employment discrimination faced by women directors in t...

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    Athena FF: Callie Khouri on the Difference between Women Characters in Film vs. TV

    Asked what changes she might make to the ending of "Thelma and Louise," Khouri replied, "Have them drive faster."

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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