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Sophia’s Athena 2020

Walking into Barnard College, there is already a sense of female empowerment and pride. It feels like women can do anything and will conquer the world. This creates a perfect setting for the Athena Film Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Athena showcased some powerful works of art. With a pass swinging around my neck, in […]

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Shortened CEUFF featured thought-provoking films by women

Sadly, this year’s Chicago European Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center had to close early as a result of the coronavirus. “In suspending our programming we simply did what was necessary to do our part in protecting the public health,” Director of Programming Barbara Scharres told FF2 Media in a follow-up interview. “There […]

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Amelie’s Athena 2020

The Athena Festival each year feels a bit like an FF2 reunion, or a milestone. And this festival celebrates the kinds of stories that we wish could be told more, and nothing but those stories. It reminds us what we’re working toward.

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Bea’s Athena 2020: My first year of celebration!

A few weeks ago, I attended my first Athena Film Festival at Barnard College as a member of FF2 Media (a sponsor of the festival). I’ve only been around that area once or twice, so I was really looking forward to exploring and supporting a student-run film festival! I went to Hunter College for undergrad; […]

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Katusha’s Athena Film Festival 2020—an invigorating weekend of inspiration!

The end of February and beginning of March is an exciting few days for anyone in New York who loves supporting women in film. With water, notepad, and pen in hand, I braced myself for Athena 2020!

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SXSW 2020 cancelled

Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby, an official SXSW selection.

The city of Austin made the decision to cancel the SXSW this year due to the threat from COVID-19 and thousands of people flying in for SXSW. While the city of Austin made the right call, a number of filmmakers are hurting right now. I can’t blame them especially after the amount of hard work […]

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