Brenda Chapman to Appear at Athena Film Festival
Billed as “a celebration of women and leadership,” the Athena Film Festival is now in its third year of creating a fun, engaging weekend that’s packed with films, documentaries, shorts that highlight female leadership, both in real life and the fictional world.
And if you’re in New York from February 7-10, we suggest you make plans to attend the festival, which promises to be as entertaining as it is inspiring. The entire line-up is worth seeing, but we’re especially excited for our own Brenda Chapman to appear at noon EST on Feb. 9, where she’ll participate in a live Q&A immediately following a screening of Brave.
We recommend attending as much of the festival as possible—after all, it’s going to be amazing! The Athena Film Festival schedule is filled with Q&As and chats from noted film directors and producers, including:
- Mary Fishman, Band of Sisters
- Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere
- Angela Alford, Granny’s Got Game
- David Riker, The Girl
And if you’re an aspiring filmmaker, we definitely recommend attending. The festival includes workshops for filmmakers sponsored by JustFilms, a Ford Foundation initiative. Choose from AFI Workshop From Script to Screen: Producing a Short Film or AFI Directing Workshop for Women Open House, both of which are free to attend with a ticket.
Although participants will discuss different films and topics, they’re united by one theme: “The festival highlights the diversity of women’s leadership in both real life and the fictional world, illuminating the stories of women from across the globe who have made a difference in their countries and communities.”
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have packing to finish. Hope to see you in the Big Apple!
Image via Athena Film Festival