Announcing the 2013 Athena Film Festival giveaway

The Athena Film Festival, dedicated to showcasing films made by women, is now in its third year. It’s hosted by Barnard College’s Athena Center for Women’s Leadership and founded by friend of the blog Melissa Silverstein (do you read her blog Women and Hollywood? You should!), and runs from the 7th to the 13th of February. And this year, Feministing is proud to partner with the festival. Which means freebies for you, dear readers!

We’re giving away a bunch of tickets, two pairs to Putin’s Kiss, two pairs to Fast Girls, two pairs to The Girl, and two pairs to Brave Miss World.

So, what do you have to do to get your hands on them? Get thee to Twitter! Be the first to tweet at @feministing and tell us the title of your favourite woman-directed film – documentary or scripted – and tell us why you love it. In just one tweet, so keep it short and sweet. The first eight people to tweet at us will get free tickets, and if you don’t make it in under the wire, you can still use the discount code (FEMAFF21) when you buy your tickets and passes.

Ready, set, tweet!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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