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ABOUT 

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

 

We produce a main festival, a Youth Festival, and a Horror Festival each year and hold various screenings and panels throughout the year. 

 

AFF Education empowers youth to tell their own stories using film and digital media arts.  

We are especially interested in storytelling by groups that are typically ignored in society - Disabled people, PoC, First-Gen/Immigrants, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+.

We provide workshops in schools, after schools, and community centers for youth, older youth, adults, seniors, and disabled adults, 

We run a Film Fellows program where we pair local youth with festival filmmakers and industry professionals to create a strong and supportive local filmmaking community.  

We also bring some of the older youth and industry professionals to schools and after schools, as part of our filmmaking workshops, thus creating a multi-generational local filmmaking community and network.

Our Filmmaking Workshops are an intensive hands-on program, based in NYC, that is designed to empower young people by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and offering a thorough overview of the production process.  Our primary mission is to work with a diverse groups of young people from communities that have been historically under-served and in need of opportunities for training and engagement in emerging media technologies. AFF Workshops develop leadership, creativity, and critical thinking, through the collaborative process of digital filmmaking and media production.

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

ASTORIA FLM FESTIVAL 2021

WILL BE OCT 1-31

ONLINE & IN PERSON

Tickets available beginning August 15, 2021 on FILM FREEWAY

Submissions for AFF22 will open Jan 10 2022

SUBMISSIONS ARE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH FILMFREEWAY:

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FESTIVAL 2021

OCT 1-31 2021

ONLINE & IN PERSON

GET TICKETS!

DISABILITY REPRESENTATION

Astoria Film Festival Presents brings you Conversations with Filmmakers from our 2021 Festival about Disability Representation in Film/Media. 

FILM EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Filmmaking Workshops in Schools, After Schools, and for the local community.

COVID DAYS DOCUMENTARY

Community created documentary edited by our Film Fellows about Covid Lockdown in Queens.

OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Astoria Film Festival is a 501c3 organization in Astoria NY providing festivals, community events, and education/outreach.

QUEENS NONPROFITS

Interviews with local nonprofits, detailing their histories and what they're up to now. On our YouTube Channel.