The Third Annual Astoria Film Festival

The Second Annual Astoria Youth Film Festival

Sponsored by the Kaufman Arts District and Kaufman Astoria Studios

We're planning to hold the festival both Online AND In Person. 

How many events will be in-person depends on the COVID regulations by OCT 1 in NYC.


OCT 1-16 2020
Screenings of all films and web series
Voting for Audience Awards ** 
Interviews with Filmmakers
Virtual Meet and Greets
Virtual Guest Speakers and Guest Hosts
Livestream Filmmmaker Panels
Livestream Awards Ceremony
Livestream Guest Panels
** Anyone who votes for Audience Awards will automatically be entered in a lottery to win Free Festival Tshirts and the top 4 Audience Award winning projects will also be part of the In-Person Award-Winning Screening



Opening Night Festival Meet & Greet in Astoria NY (with masks and distancing, in an outside setting.  Place TBD)

OCT 25 (Rain Date NOV 1)


Festival Awards Ceremony

7 & 9:30pm

Screening of Award-Winning Films (Outdoor Screening at Kaufman Astoria Studios' BACKLOT)

OCT 30

Closing Night Party at La Sala (Crescent St/Broadway)

All tickets that were purchased will be automatically rolled over to the new situation if we do not have the full festival in the theater.  Session tickets will provide access to ALL of the online festival instead of just the one session.   

Party tickets will be rolled over to the Closing Night Party.
Tickets for the In-Person Events will be up for sale in October.

Our Festival Awards:

The Zukor Award (Best in Festival) 

Grand Jury Prize

 Best Actress
Best Actor

Best Cinematography

Best Directing

Best Editing
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short 

Best Dance Short

Best Horror Short

Best Quarantine Short
Best Drama Web Series 
Best Comedy Web Series

Best Documentary Web Series

Best Youth Film (ages 14-18)

Audience Awards

Honorable Mention

Festival Selections