ASTORIA FILM FESTIVAL
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.
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ASTORIA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS
Fridays 12:30PM Chan. 34 &
Sundays 7pm Chan. 1997
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.
FILM EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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.