The Women Worldwide Initiative Partners With Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women & Leadership

Contact: Uraidah Hassani


(New York City, February 6, 2014) – The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is an organizational partner of the Athena Film Festival 2014. In its fourth year, the Festival is a celebration of women and leadership, an avenue that aligns closely with TWWI’s mission to empower women and girls. The engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world will take place from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Barnard College, the most sought-after women’s college in the nation. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and Hollywood stars and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.

As an organizational partner, TWWI is able to bring the girls in the Young Women Rock! Mentorship Program to any of the films and panels being held. This is a great opportunity to expose the girls who hail from the under-served areas of Brownsville and East New York, Brooklyn to film and the arts, particularly films made by women.

View the Festival program, here:

The Women Worldwide Initiative
The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower women and girls to strengthen their own capacities as decision-makers. TWWI’s mentorship programs and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, and social and economic empowerment of women and girls in low-income communities in New York City and developing countries. Their programs have impacted over 60 young women and girls in inner cities in New York, 30 children in the Dominican Republic and 400 children in Zambia, as well as empowered over 300 members of the communities they serve through arts events such as Love, Light & Lyrics. Learn more:

The Athena Film Festival
Attracting a record audience of 4,000 film lovers and extensive media coverage from The New York Times to Entertainment Tonight Online to Variety, the 2013 festival screened 21 feature-length narratives and documentaries and 24 shorts/works in progress, and held 24 stimulating panels and discussions with directors, screenwriters and Hollywood stars. There were also workshops for filmmakers produced by the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Learn more:


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