Astoria Film Festival Inc in Astoria NY 


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


Astoria Film Festival Inc. was begun in 2018 by Nina Fiore EdM, who has a background in TV and digital media production, education research, afterschool education, and developmental psychology.  She began the organization while working in an after school program where the children had an interest in learning how to create short films.  She created a film festival to find local filmmakers and then connect them with local students interested in film.  Older students, especially those from under-represented groups, taught by local filmmakers, would then be recruited to act as mentors and teachers to the younger filmmaking students, 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.

WATCH our weekly half hour QPTV show


Fridays   12:30PM Chan. 34 &

Sundays 7pm Chan. 1997

or find them on our YouTube Channel


Astoria Film Festival Inc, in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria NY, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that produces an annual Astoria Film Festival, the annual Astoria Youth Film Festival, the Annual Halloween Horror Film Fest and various local screenings highlighting shorts and web series, created by the many talented emerging filmmakers in Astoria, NY and from around the world, with a focus on social justice and on bringing attention to under-represented filmmakers.  Additionally, we support local emerging filmmakers via meetups, production assistance, and workshops. and production consulting to the community 



Through the Astoria Film Institute, the Education & Outreach arm of the organization, Astoria Film Festival provides filmmaking education to students ages 8-18, in schools, after schools, and via public workshops.  Students learn the basics of filmmaking while creating a short film together with their class.  The films are featured at the Astoria Youth Film Festival, where students attend and  are treated like VIP Filmmakers.


AFF Film Fellows have been working with Executive Director Nina Fiore on a series called Astoria Film Festival Presents QUEENS NONPROFITS.  The series highlights local nonprofits and how they are faring during Covid and beyond, and gives a look into their history. The series features the Kaufman Arts District, QEDC, Entrepreneur Space, The Queensboro Dance Festival, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Astoria Park Alliance, Socrates Sculpture Park The series will air on Astoria Film Festival Presents on QPTV in April and May and on the Astoria Film Festival YouTube channel. Promotional funding for Astoria Film Festival Presents QUEENS NONPROFITS is provided by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation and the Queensborough President’s Office of Cultural Affairs. 

DP for the series: Kelly Villares LGACC'21/Hunter'23

Junior Editors:

Jonathan Maestre Hunter'24

Andy Moreta Fordham HS for the Arts '22

Jeronique Campbell Fordham HS for the Arts '22