AFF offers Film Education & Outreach to the local community 

Filmmaking Workshops  are offered to schools, after schools, community centers, and to the general public.  Our workshops are designed to equip participants with the tools they need to succeed in film creation and production, to encourage equitable access, opportunities, and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities in film/tv/digital media industries. 

We are very flexible with what we can offer schools - ranging from Film Production Basics to Film History and Film Critique to Premium Film Production, where students are instructed on basics and then work together as a group to create, star in, and film a short film. 

 

Our Workshops are intensive hands-on programs, designed to empower young people by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and offering a thorough overview of the production process.  Our primary mission is to work with a diverse groups of young people from communities that have been historically under-served and in need ofopportunities for training and engagement in emerging media technologies. AFF Workshops develop leadership, creativity, and critical thinking, through the collaborative process of digital filmmaking and media production.

Workshops are held in schools, after school programs, and to the general community.  The age ranges are 7-14, 13-18, and 14+ (including adults).  We are also available to do film workshops at workplaces.

Our Virtual Career Fair was held in March and all of the panels are currently available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

Film/Media Production Services to local businesses and nonprofits for affordable rates. Our founder, various community filmmakers, and select film students from around NYC work together on projects for local businesses and nonprofits, thus providing production resources for the community and work experiences for the youth participants in our Internships and our Film Fellows Program.  Services range from photography/videography to editing, PA work, and social media management.  We also introduce our Fellows to Industry Mentors they can learn from and connect with.  

 

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.

We are able to offer some workshops free of charge, depending on the funding we are able to secure from donors and grants.  Our 2020 and 2021 Workshops were made possible by funds from NYS via Queens Council on the Arts.  Our 2022 Workshops are supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

DESCRIPTIONS OF WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Participants cover all the FilmMaking Basics,

from story and character creation, to framing shots, making shot lists,

storyboarding, production, lighting, directing, and acting. 

Students work collaboratively to create and then act in/shoot their own 

short films, together as a class,

and those films and the student filmmakers are featured in the

Youth FilmMakers Session of the Astoria Film Festival

MAX 10 Students Ages 7-14

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS 
AGES 13-18

Learn all phases of filmmaking from pre-production to production to post-production.  Includes: Storyboarding/Shot lists, Camera Angles/Cinematography, Lighting, Sound Design, Directing, Producing, Editing, Pitching. Marketing/Promotions.
MAX 10 Students

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS 
AGES 18+

Learn all phases of filmmaking from pre-production to production to post-production.  Includes: Storyboarding/Shot lists, Camera Angles/Cinematography, Lighting, Sound Design, Directing, Producing, Editing, Pitching. Marketing/Promotion.
MAX 10 Students

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FILM EDITING

Participants will learn to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

MAX 4 Students

Each participant must bring their own external hard drive to save work on

Class is divided into sections.  You can take the entire class OR one or more sections:

Section 1: Intro to Editing Ages 10-Adult    11am-1pm 

Section 2: Color Grading Ages 13+    1:30-3pm 

Section 3: Sound Syncing  Ages 13+ 3-4:30pm 

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FILM SCHOOL AUDITION PREP

Learn how to audition and interview

for high school and college film programs.  

Participants will learn interview skills, write a personal essay,  and tackle the basics of a film school interview including storyboarding, story & character development, camera shots, camera angles, and shooting drills.

Ages 12-14

Ages 14+

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Email astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com to register

Payment can be made through PayPal (astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com) or Zelle or Venmo (email for more info)

Keep in mind that spots are not reserved until payment is made.

If you need to make payments in installments, please email to ask us about it.

GROUP RATES:

If you're interested in doing a group workshop at your school, office, or community center, 

email us at astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com

GROUP RATES vary depending on what you want to cover, but for the standard filmmaking workshop of 12 hours in-person or virtual classes, with a resulting short film (under 5 mins) is normally $250/person.  

Group Rate: $200/person for 10 people or more

CHILD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

ADULT REGISTRATION FORM HERE

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