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Astoria Film Festival 

Astoria Film Festival Inc, in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria NY, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and an official NYC DOE VENDOR.

Each year, we produce a main festival and a Youth Festival; organize a Career Fair; teach filmmaking workshops to ages 8-adult in schools, after schools, and community centers; provide virtual and in-person internships for high-school and college students interested in media careers; train high-school and college age youth in media production and give them real-world production experience working on media projects with various industry professionals and local businesses. 


Astoria Film Festival is devoted to increasing the representation of under-represented people in media and film by providing them with the skills, experiences, and connections needed to obtain jobs in the media industry.

Astoria Film Festival is especially focused on supporting groups typically ignored and/or oppressed in society - Disabled people, women, FLI (First-Gen/Low-Income/Immigrants), BBIA (Black/Brown/Indigenous/Asian), LGBTQIA+ people.  We also connect our younger students to our older students and to our festival filmmakers and industry professionals who work with us, thus creating a multi-generational, diverse, 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.


Online & In Person Festival

& Youth Film Festival

Online June 1 - June 30  

In-Person Festival June 9-11


Astoria Film Festival is a NYC DOE VENDOR that provides STEAM education through Filmmaking Workshops in Schools, After Schools, and community centers,

for ages 8-adult.  


Our Intern, Fellow, and Lab programs provide local youth ages 15-25 with media production skills, job experience, and connections to local businesses, festival filmmakers and industry professionals.

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