ASTORIA FILM

INSTITUTE

 

Education

Outreach

Production Services

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AFF offers Film Education, Outreach, and Production Services to the local community via an arm of the AFF known as the Astoria Film Institute

Astoria Film Institute provides Film Workshops  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.

We also can produce Career Days and Speaker Sessions, where we bring industry professionals to visit and speak with students and Mini-Festivals where we showcase students' work to the school and parent community.

We offer all of this online now due to COVID19 - including speakers and mini-festivals.

Please email astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com for more information.

Astoria Film Institute also offers 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 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.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS (REGISTER NOW)

FALL  2021

FILM SCHOOL APPLICATION PREP (Ages 12+)

OCT 16 & 17

OCT 16 IN ZOOM 10am-3pm

OCT 17 IN PERSON 10AM-1PM

$250/participant

Participants learn and review skills needed to apply for Film Schools

or Film Programs in HS including story and character creation, camera shots and angles, making shot lists, storyboarding, production, lighting,

and personal essay writing

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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STOP MOTION WORKSHOP

 Create a script, storyboard, shotlists, characters, and a set,

and then create a stop motion film.

MAX 8 Students

Ages 5-11

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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.

2021

SEPT 20-23 - Film School Prep Workshop

WINTER 2022

FEB-MAY (10 hour workshops, 1hr/week)

Public Workshop Ages 8-13

Public Workshop Ages 14-18

Public Workshop Ages 18+

All workshops will be hybrid online in zoom + in person at a place TBD (in Astoria/LIC)

$200/student

Please email if interested.  Will hold workshops only if 4 or more students sign up.

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

email us at astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com

CHILD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

ADULT REGISTRATION FORM HERE

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