Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award The Third Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership. Additional awardees will include Ava DuVernay, Molly Haskell, Rose Kuo, and Pat Mitchell.
New York, NY – Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, along with Women and Hollywood, announce that the third annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership, will take place February 7-10, 2013 on Barnard’s campus in Morningside Heights. Honoring extraordinary women in the film industry and showcasing films that address women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world, the festival will include Q and A sessions with producers and directors, Hollywood conversations and special workshops for women filmmakers.
The Athena Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor noted actors, directors, producers and other members of the film industry for their leadership and creative accomplishments. Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Walking Dead, will receive The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional awardees include Ava DuVernay, director of Middle of Nowhere and founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM); Molly Haskell, film critic and author of the landmark film book From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies; Rose Kuo, executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center; and Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media.