What’s different about the 2021 Athena Film Festival at Barnard College?

Thanks to the incredible and generous support of our community, the 11th annual Athena Film Festival will take place virtually throughout the month of March 2021. We’ve partnered with Shift72 in order to bring the Athena Film Festival to our audience.

This year, we will bring you a dynamic, virtual experience that amplifies what we do really well here at Athena: showcase great films and build community. Throughout March we’ll be bringing you the best films about remarkable women, so we can all reimagine what leadership looks like. Then, we’ll gather around these films and host conversations that transcend the screen and help us investigate how to translate this transformative leadership to our own lives.

When is the festival and how can I participate?

The Athena Film Festival will be held virtually throughout the month of March; the program schedule will be available in early February. In order to view films, you will need to purchase a pass or a ticket. Early bird passes are on sale now. All of our panels and conversations will be available free of charge.

How can I purchase a pass as a gift for someone else?

Please fill out this form to purchase a pass as a gift for someone else. After filling out the form, a voucher code will be sent to the person you are purchasing the pass for along with a personalized message (if included) as well as instructions on how to create an Athena Film Festival account and redeem their pass.

How can I purchase passes for a group?

If you would like to make a group purchase please email AthenaFF@togetherfilms.org with details about the purchase you would like to make. We will follow up with instructions and next steps once we have received your request.

How do I redeem a voucher code?

First, you will need to create an account using the “Create Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page on the watch.athenafilmfestival.com website. Once you have created an account, select the pass that you would like to redeem the voucher code for:

All-access passes can be found here.

Student passes can be found here.

Click on the “Buy “ button and select “I have a promo code”. Then enter your voucher code and hit “Apply”, this will apply your voucher code to the order and you can complete your order.

Where can I purchase passes and tickets?

Early bird passes are currently available and on sale, click here to buy. Individual tickets will be on sale closer to the start of the festival.

Since we can’t volunteer in person, are there other ways we can help out this year?

Yes, the best way to help us out is to help spread the word via social media. Share our posts, send them to your friends, family, and classmates. You can also organize a virtual watch party for one of our screenings. Just because we can’t be in person, doesn’t mean we can’t share the experiences of the festival!

What are the system requirements for the virtual festival?

Content can be watched on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running OSX 10.12+. You can also watch on Android tablets and phones and on iPhones and iPads.You will need a broadband or fiber connection – dial-up will not work. You will find a complete list of requirements below.

Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Opera. We recommend that you use the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported. Shift72 is compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 and MAC OSX 10.12 or later.

For viewing on a iPhone or iPad use Safar and it requires iOS 11.2 or later. For Andriod 6.0 phone or later use or Chome. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

You will need a broadband or fiber connection – dial-up will not work.