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ABOUT 

Astoria Film Festival Inc, in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria NY, is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

 

Each year, we produce a main festival, a Youth Festival, and a Horror Festival organize a Virtual Media/Film/TV Career Fair, provide virtual and in-person internships for HS and college students interested in Media/Film/TV Careers, select and train a group of youth to be our Film Fellows, and work on film and video production projects with us, and hold film education workshops in schools, after schools, and for the general public, of all ages, throughout the year.

 

Astoria Film Festival empowers people to tell their own stories using film and digital media arts, through all of our endeavors..  

We are especially interested in social justice stories and storytelling by groups that are typically ignored in society - Disabled people, First-Gen/Immigrants, Black/Brown/Indigenous/Asian people, LGBTQ+.

 

In our Film Fellows and Intern programs, we provide local youth ages 15-25 with skills and job experience and connect them with festival filmmakers and industry professionals to create a strong and supportive local filmmaking community.  We hope that by getting under-served youth jobs in media/film, they can help create more diversity and representation in that industry as well. And we bring some of the Film Fellows and industry professionals to schools and after schools, as part of our filmmaking workshops, thus creating a multi-generational local filmmaking community and network.

We are very much a hybrid organization, as committed to education and community as we are to independent filmmaking and storytelling.

ASTORIA FLM FESTIVAL 2022

OUR 5th YEAR CELEBRATION! 

SUBMISSIONS FOR FESTIVAL 2022 BEGIN JAN 20 2022

EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH FILMFREEWAY:

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Looking for video production and/or editing for social media or other promotional purposes?  Our interns and film fellows are skilled in video capture and editing and trained to create and manage social media accounts, so contact us to discuss.

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Our Film Fellows & Intern programs provides local youth ages 15-25 with skills and job experience and connects them with festival filmmakers and industry professionals.

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AFF provides Filmmaking Workshops in Schools, After Schools, and for the local community.  Film School Audition Prep classes are available as well.

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WATCH DEPLOYED, a doc short film created with MT SINAI NURSES & AFF FILM FELLOWS, led by ED Nina Fiore

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NY1 FEATURES  AFF21 and ED Nina Fiore in AROUND THE BOROUGHS

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Register for our upcoming VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR for media/tv/film careers. All online March 23-25, 2022.  Panels and presentations from media industry professionals and filmmakers.