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    2014 Athena Film Festival Wants Your Submissions

    The 2014 Athena Film Festival (co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein), hosted at Barnard College, is seeking submissions for next year's festival scheduled to take place from February 6-9, 2014.

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    Cross Post: This Is What Directors Look Like (Or at Least 9% of Them)

    I attended the launch of Melissa Silverstein's book, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. This is a collection of interviews with over-40 female directors from around the world. Instead of the usual party-book launch, Melissa hosted a panel of dir...

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    Cross Post: A Female Tarantino

    As a recently decided film major midway through the fall of my sophomore year, I was sitting in the back of 511 Dodge Hall at Columbia University, idly doodling in the minutes before my Script Analysis class, when our professor cut through the ambient murmur with an announcement. He wanted to apolog...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Flynn, Ford & Felons

    This week's collection of film writing from around the Internet looks at great pieces that salute cinematographers, investigate gangster movie stars and encapsulate the roller-coaster life of an on-screen swashbuckler.

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    Athena Co-Chair Diablo Cody Helps Kicks Off The Athena Film Festival Tonight

    As we here at Women and Hollywood gear up for the Athena Film Festival starting tonight at Barnard College, we are so excited and thankful for the press that has been circulating about the festival. Co-chair of this year’s festival, Diablo Cody, has been speaking about the festival in a bevy o...

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    Watch This: New Trailer for Athena Film Festival - February 7-10

    Check out the new trailer for the Athena Film Festival (co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein), hosted at Barnard College, on February 7-10. The new trailer incorporates clips from the films playing at the festival, an incredible line up that was announced last week.

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    New Trailer: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

    Sally Potter's gorgeous Ginger & Rosa was one of my favorite films from last year's AFI Film Festival. A coming of age story, set during the Cold War, best friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are inseparable until both step outside of their assigned roles within their ...

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    Athena Film Festival Announces 2013 Line Up

    Athena Film Festival Announces 2013 Line Up

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    Athena Film Festival Announces 2013 Line-Up; 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Ginger and Rosa' Make the Program

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Women Aren’t Funny,” "Middle of Nowhere" and “Ginger and Rosa” will headline the third annual Athena Film Festival. The event, which highlights films that illustrate women’s leadership in real life and the fict...

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    Third Athena Film Festival Lineup Includes 'Beasts,' 'Middle of Nowhere,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'Brave'

    The 2013 Athena Film Festival, positioned as a celebration of women and leadership, runs February 7-10. The lineup of feature, documentary and short films is now announced and listed below. The festival is in its third year and takes place at Barnard College's campus in Morningside Heights.

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