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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 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, who then work on film and video production projects with us and with various industry professionals and local businesses.  

We also hold film education workshops in schools, after schools, and for the general public, of all ages, throughout the year.

 

Astoria Film Festival is devoted to increasing the representation of under-represented people by empowering them to tell their own stories using film and digital media arts.  We are especially interested in storytelling by groups that are typically ignored and/or oppressed in society - Disabled people, women, FLI (First-Gen/Low-Income/Immigrants), BBIA (Black/Brown/Indigenous/Asian people), LGBTQIA+.

 

In our Film Fellows and Intern programs, we provide local youth ages 14-24 with work 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-represented youth jobs in media/film, they will go on to create more diversity and representation in that industry. We also 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 OPEN NOW 

EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH FILMFREEWAY

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AFF MERCH

Support our programming with great gear! BLOCK LOGO MERCH
LETTER LOGO MERCH

 

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INTERNS/FELLOWS

Our Film Fellows & Intern programs provide local youth ages 14-24 with work skills and job experience, and connects them with festival filmmakers and industry professionals.

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FESTIVAL 2022

Submit your work until August 15  to be part of Festival 2022 in October. Notifications go out on August 15.

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WORKSHOPS

Astoria Film Festival is a NYC DOE VENDOR that provides Filmmaking Workshops in Schools, After Schools, and for the local community, for ages 8-adult.  Film School Audition Prep classes are available as well.

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PRESS

NY1 features Founding Director Nina Fiore in AROUND THE BOROUGHS

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555 FILM CONTEST

Get a filmmaking team together and register before July 20 to take part in our first annual film contest.  In 5 days, with 5 or fewer people, make a film that is 5 mins or less, that includes our requirements.  Filming takes place Aug 4-9.