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– Rae

Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab

The Athena Film Festival and IRIS are partnering to present the Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab. The lab is a two-day writer’s workshop that is open to women screenwriters with scripts that focus on strong female leaders. The lab gives women screenwriters the opportunity to work in one-on-one sessions with mentors in the industry. Athena and IRIS will invite four unproduced screenwriters to this writer’s lab. The lab will take place February 9-10, 2017 during the 7th annual Athena Film Festival, at Barnard College, in New York City.


  • Submissions will open October 1 at 12:00pm EST through October 31 at 11:59pm EST
  • The submission fee is $50
  • 8-10 finalists will be chosen by November 28 and asked to write a personal statement for further consideration
  • Four winners will be chosen by January
  • Lab participants will be provided meals during the lab as well as a full pass to participate in all activities of the Athena Film Festival

Who Can Apply:

  • Writers who identify as female.
  • Writers who have yet to have a feature-length narrative film produced.
  • Screenplays must include a strong female character in a leadership role at the center of the story.
  • We seek screenplays from all genres about women in all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.
  • Screenplays must be feature-length narrative scripts in English of no more than 120 pages. We will not consider TV, shorts, plays, book excerpts, or documentaries.
  • Scripts with more than one writer (both have to identity as female) can be considered.
  • As part of the submission process you will be asked to include a log line of the film and a synopsis.

If selected to participate in the lab you must be available to be in New York City, February 9-10, 2017 (no travel stipend provided).

The submission deadline is October 31, 2016. Learn more about how to apply.

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November 18th-20th, 2010
New York City

African American Women In Cinema is very pleased to announce its 13th Annual Film Festival that will take place November 18th-20th in New York City. The landmark event will feature a Red Carpet VIP Opening Night Reception, an Awards Presentation, an exclusive screening of the powerful film “Promised Land,” celebrating the “Next Generation of Filmmakers,” youth program a “Conversation with Ntozake Shange” creator of Colored Girls moderated by Felicia Lee of the New York Times, a rare screening of the Original production of Colored Girls, starring Ntozake Shange, Lynn Whitfield and Alfre Woodard, following a Closing Reception.
Seating is Limited!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
6:00pm-7:30pm Red Carpet VIP Reception
Presented by: Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Location: EPOCA
136 W. 31st
New York City
8:00pm Special Awards Presentation

Location: Helen Mills Theater
139 W. 26th st
New York City 

African American Women In Cinema Pioneer Award/ Ms. Grace Blake, Producer (Silence of the Lambs, School Daze)

African American Women In Cinema Trailblazer Award / Ms. Lisa Cortés, Producer (Executive Producer of Precious)

Special Film Screening
“Promised Land”
A powerful film about a very sharp investigation into a legacy of uneven dynamics surrounding South Africa’s post-apartheid land ownership issues.

Question and Answer Segment with filmmaker Yoruba Richen
Event Hosted by: Raqiyah Mays, Broadway Night Out
Ticket price $35.00 (Includes Reception & Awards / Screening / Opening Night Awards Celebration) 

Can purchase ticket on-line at http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com or at the door.  First Come First Serve!

Special discount for New York Women In Film & Television Members
click here http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com/?discount=


The Opening Night Awards Celebration

Honoring AAWIC FF Honorees 

Invite Only

Hosted by: Broadway Night Out’s Raqiyah Mays

Private Loft

*Special note the price will not alter for any portion of the evening program.
Friday, November 19, 2010
6:30pm-9:30pm “Next Generation of Filmmakers”  Youth Program
Location: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Performing Arts School
120 W. 46th Street 

Hosted by: Tracey Moore of Spirited Actors 

Honorary Host: SaCha Stewart, star of the Broadway Hit “Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Event Co-Sponsored by: DCTV (Downtown Community Television)
Spirited Actors 

Click on “Youth Program Button” located on right side for detailed youth screening information.

Ticket price $10.00
Can purchase ticket on-line at http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com or at the door.  First Come First Serve!
Special price of $5.00 for youth between the ages of 14yrs–17yrs (Must show valid Student I.D.). These tickets are purchased at the event location only.
Saturday, November 20, 2010

A special awards presentation to Ntozake Shange, recipient of the African American Women In Cinema Pioneer Award followed by a “Conversation with Ntozake” moderated by Felicia Lee of the New York Times and closing reception. 

Ticket price $35.00

Seating is very limited!!

Can purchase ticket on-line at http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com or at the door.  First Come First Serve!
A rare screening of the original production of “Colored Girls” starring, Ntozake Shange, Lynn Whitfield, and Alfre Woodard is complimentary, but must RSVP at aawicfestrsvp@gmail.com seating is very limited, first come first served. You will only be notified if your reservation have not been accepted. 

Event: Co-Sponsored by New York Women In Film & Television
Discount for New York Women In Film & Television Members 

Click here to purchase your discounted ticket http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com/?discount=

Location: New York City School of Technology
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY

Pre-Festival Events
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
13th Annual AAWICFF Pre-Festival Kick-Off Mixer
Presented by Broadway Night Out 

Hosted by: Miss Black USA

Private Loft
Complimentary massages courtesy of Just 1 Touch 

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Admission: Free must R.S.V.P. at Broadwaynightout@gmail.com
Hosted by: Raqiyah Mays
About Broadway Night Out
Broadway Night Out is a NYC based company that plans networking events, mixers, premieres, wrap parties, and celebrations for those who work in Film, TV, and theater. Past Broadway Night Out clients include BET, Miss Black USA, and The Black and Latino Filmmakers Coalition. Broadway Night Out is proud to sponsor the African American Women in Cinema Pre-Festival mixer. Bringing together some of the most talented and powerful female players in African American film, this mixer is for anyone who is a force to be reckoned with, or simply dreams to be.
November 16, 2010
MTV Networks invitation to the Media Coalition of Artist of Color
Inside MTV Networks: How to Pitch Your Project at MTV Networks 

Where: MTV Networks Offices in Times Square

To attend you must you must register and RSVP at http://http://www.castandcrewofcolor.org



Festival Sponsors


Supporters:   Sheikinah International, LaTasha Snell & Associates, Councilmember Leroy Comrie

For media inquiries contact:   TLAPR Agency, LLC: (e-mail) tafia@tlapr.com ;  (P) 866-538-6040 ;  973-902-6749.

E-mail: info@aawic.org
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