The Astoria Film Festival, in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria NY, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that produces an annual film festival, the annual Astoria Youth Film Festival, the annual Astoria Halloween Horror Festival, 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.  


Through the Astoria Film Institute, the Education & Outreach arm of the organization, Astoria Film Festival provides filmmaking education, outreach, and production consulting to the community while also helping build a strong connection between film students and careers/mentors in the film, television, and digital media industry.