The Athena Film Festival -- featuring MISS REPRESENTATION

02/10/2011 - 02/13/2011


Co-founders Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood and Katheryn Kolbert of The Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College present:

The Athena Film Festival - A Celebration of Women and Leadership at Barnard College

25 shorts, docs and features will unspool over the weekend all focused on women's leadership. The festival aims to foster female participation in every facet of independent and commercial filmmaking. Our message is clear: if the representation of women in mainstream media is going to advance, women need to be behind the scenes.

Don't miss our line up of speakers, panelists and directors: Hear Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage preview By the Way, Meet Vera Drake, screenwriter Delia Ephron (You've Got Mail) deconstruct the contemporary heroine, and dir. Debra Granik discuss the production of 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner Winter's Bone.

WHEN: February 10-13

TICKETS: We are offering free tickets to special screenings. Go to Enter code athena11.

For more information, visit

You are cordially invited to attend the New York Premiere of
at the 2011 Athena Film Festival

Saturday, February 12th

Screening begins at 7pm
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
Followed by a panel discussion featuring Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Carol Jenkins, Women's Media Center & Pat Mitchell, Paley Center for Media

Sunday, February 13th

Town hall from 11am-12pm
James Room, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway
Miss Representation teams up with Girls for A Change & The White House Project to host a call-to-action discussion about solutions

Tickets: Rsvp to by Friday February 4th to receive your complimentary tickets listed in our corporate or individual donor benefits. Tickets are non-transferable pending availability.