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The Astoria Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 30, 2024, with a celebration of filmmaking and animation from around the world and a showcase of films made by local students in Astoria Film Festival' s media education programming around NYC as well as a youth festival with films from around the country and around the world. Held in person at the prestigious Arri Rental LIC and at historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, with events online as well, the festival boasts an impressive lineup of screenings, filmmaker panels, industry panels, and networking events.

Astoria Film Festival Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and an official NYC DOE VENDOR that brings filmmaking workshops, film events, and film production services to the NYC Community.  

Astoria Film Festival works to connect our students, festival filmmakers, and industry professionals, providing mentors and collaborators, and thus creating a multi-generational, diverse, local filmmaking community and network.

Astoria Film Festival is especially focused on supporting groups historically-ignored in society - Disabled people, women, FLI (First-Gen/Low-Income/Immigrants), BBIA (Black/Brown/Indigenous/Asian), women, LGBTQIA+ people. 

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