Barnard Wants To Recognize Your Leading Ladies

  by Kate Spalla.

Get your chance at the 2014 Athena Film Festival.

The Athena Center at Barnard College aims to put women in focus. The 2014 Athena Film Festival is calling for entries with strong female lead characters. Enter before September 15, and you could see your film featured in February.

Go for it and dream big. Athena Center director Kathryn Kolbert suggests some of today’s most successful female directors for inspiration — Lena Dunham and Kathryn Bigelow both started their careers shortly after college.

“I think that says a lot about the creativity and innovation of young people today and how important it is to showcase their work,” Kolbert said in an interview with mtvU.

Just take it from the Athena Center interns, who put this clip together for your encouragement.

The Athena Center interns added this to the mtvU Vimeo Group, so it could be shared with other student filmmakers. Get your invite now!