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 all of our past and present episodes on our YouTube Channel any time


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 


Astoria Film Festival Presents brings you Conversations with Filmmakers from our 2021 Festival about Disability Representation in Film/Media. Our ED speaks with Tauna Szymanski & Jordyn Zimmerman of Communication First about their Doc Short LISTEN, with Sasha Blair-Goldensohn of Rise and Resist NYC and Victor Dias Rodrigues about their Doc Short ALL RIDERS, and with Deaf Filmmaker Teresa Garratty about her Drama Short ALMOST.


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.


AFFPRESENTS is our weekly half hour program highlighting our filmmakers, events, special series, and the local community.  It is Executive Produced by our ED and many of the episodes are worked on by our AFF Film Fellows.  The episodes air weekly on QPTV and are available any time on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.


At the beginning of LOCKDOWN in March 2020, ED Nina Fiore EdM started to gather the Film Fellows in weekly zoom meetings and opened them up to the general Queens Community to discuss how they were managing.  The group met for a few months during which time they collected and submitted original music, original art, photos, and videos of life around Queens NY during the time that Queens was the worldwide epicenter of the COVID19 Pandemic. The collection has been edited into a 4-series documentary of this time in Queens, NY.  The first of 4 episdoes will be released on MAY 1 during QUEENS COVID REMEMBERANCE DAY.


From Jan - March 2021, ED Nina Fiore spoke with various nonprofit organizations around Queens, NY to learn about their history, see how they fared during COVID19 Lockdowns and what they have planned for the future.  Don't miss this series highlighting Kaufman Arts District, QEDC, Entrepreneur Space, Astoria Park Alliance, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queenboro Dance Festival, and The Chocolate Factory Theater.