Set to run March 1-31, this 12 months’s Athena Movie Pageant (AFF) goes digital as a result of COVID-19. “In a 12 months like no different, we’re digging deeper,” a newly launched trailer from AFF guarantees.
That includes clips from titles set to display on the 11th annual version of the fest, the spot encourages viewers to “discover resilience,” “think about a brand new future,” “see your self,” and “tear it down.”
Tracey Deer’s “Beans,” a coming-of-age drama a couple of 12-year-old Mohawk lady set towards the backdrop of the 1990 Oka Disaster, is opening AFF 2021. The movie is making its U.S. premiere on the fest.
Erika Cohn’s “Stomach of the Beast” and Shalini Kantayya’s “Coded Bias” are additionally among the many titles set to display. The previous investigates modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons — and the combat to place an finish to it, and the latter explores racial bias in facial recognition algorithms.
The fest may also embody in-depth conversations with filmmakers and business consultants, a collection of packages that assist the pipeline of ladies creatives, and quite a lot of different occasions.
AFF is reserving 10 press passes for movie critics from historically underrepresented demographics. To request a cross, please complete this submission form.
Passes for the fest are sold-out this 12 months, however there are still tickets available. There’s additionally a waiting list for passes that you can sign up for.
Melissa Silverstein, Girls and Hollywood’s Founder and Writer, is a co-founder of AFF and its Inventive Director.