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Film Festivals and Screening Series Celebrate Diversity in February

February 6, 2015 - Throughout the month, projects from a range of filmmakers will be showcased at various festivals and screenings in New York City.

Athena Film Festival
The Athena Film Festival features films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, takes place through February 8. Visit for a full schedule.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968 – 1986 looks at a survey of key films produced by New York-based independents, including Spike Lee’s graduate thesis film, and features intimate conversations with filmmakers, like Kent Garrett and Madeline Anderson, discussing their craft. The screenings take place from February 6-19 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and are presented in association with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Commissioner López will give opening remarks for world premiere of Kathleen Collins’ film Losing Ground on February 6 at 8pm. For additional information, visit

Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival
The 4th Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival runs Feb 25-28 with three days of screenings, networking events and after-parties. Among the 73 films selected is a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos, and horror films from all over the world. Visit for additional information.