The AFF Film Fellows Program is a Workforce Development Program that provides HS and College Students interested in film/tv/digital media production real- world work experience, training, and industry mentors. 
Our goal is to promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent, diverse voices, and underrepresented youth to explore careers in the film/tv/digital media fields.

Fellows participate in projects for as long as they wish (or for as long as their school allows) during that year.  Some are with us Feb-May or July&August of one year.  Others have been with us for several years. Fellows either get compensated by us, through SYEP/WLG, or they get school credit in exchange for their work..

Our Fellows come from a variety of NYC Schools including:
High Schools:
High School of Art & Design, Manhattan
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Queens
Fordham High School for the Arts, Bronx
Bryant High School, Queens
International High School of Health Sciences, Queens
St Ann's HS, Brooklyn

School of Visual Arts, Manhattan
LaGuardia Community College, Queens
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
Hunter College, Manhattan
Pratt Institute, Manhattan
Queens College
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Fredonia

2022 Film Fellows Projects Included:
Producing/Editing the podcast Astoria Film Festival Presents
Producing/Editing clips for Social Media posts and our YouTube Channel
Working as Teaching Assistants and Film Crew for the AFF Workshop Classes
A photography, videography, and social media project for the Entrepreneur Space
Career Fair Prep and Management
Festival Prep and Management

2022 Mentors come from the following companies:
MTV Networks
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Mark Burnett Productions


Sesame Workshop
Various Freelance Filmmakers and Media Professionals