The AFF Film Fellows Program 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 are selected in Jan/Feb and 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 their schools, get school credit, or volunteer their time.

Our 2021 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
Bard High School Early College

International High School of Health Sciences, Queens
School of Visual Arts, Manhattan
LaGuardia Community College, Queens
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
Hunter College, Manhattan
NYU Film, Manhattan

2021 Film Fellows Projects Include:
Producing/Editing the weekly Astoria Film Festival Presents QPTV Show
Producing/Editing clips for Social Media posts and our YouTube Channel
Working as Teaching Assistants in the AFF Workshop Classes.
Creating a Documentary Web Series about Queens Nonprofits
A photography, videography, and social media project for the QEDC
Digital Marketing Campaigns around various projects and the festival
Festival Prep and Management

2021 Mentors come from the following companies:
MTV Networks
NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Sesame Workshop
Various Freelance Filmmakers and Media Professionals