The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in partnership with Women in Animation is excited to present a great opportunity for women filmmakers.

Four women will be selected to show examples of the work-in-progress on their current animated film projects. The participants will have their work reviewed one-one-one by an established person working in animation.

These sessions will take place on Saturday, February 29 during the 10th annual Athena Film Festival.

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a four-day celebration featuring extraordinary films from across the globe that tell the stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — including U.S. and world premieres. Screenings are complemented by panels and conversations designed to change the way our culture views and values women, along with workshops and masterclasses that help women storytellers hone their craft.

Now in its 10th year, the festival is a project of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, a leading voice for women in the entertainment industry. The Artemis Rising Foundation and its CEO Regina K. Scully is the festival's founding sponsor. The 10th Anniversary Festival will be held February 26-March 1, 2020 at Barnard College in New York City.

Founded in 1995 and relaunched in 2014, Women In Animation (WIA) is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, resulting in a richer, more diverse entertainment and media that move our culture forward. Today, women hold only 23% of the creative roles in animation. WIA wants to make it 50/50 by 2025. * Women defined as persons who self identify as a female or non-binary.

-Submissions are open to any woman* filmmaker
-Submitter must upload a 3-5 minute series of clips or scene of an animated project
-Short films and features are eligible
-Project MUST be a visual work, scripts are NOT ELIGIBLE
-Must be 18 & over to submit

* Women defined as persons who self identify as a female or non-binary.