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Astoria Film Festival 2023

We are going back to our pre-Covid festival time - JUNE!


Selected Films/Web Series/Podcasts will be screened ONLINE from June 1-10, and the IN-PERSON events will take place June 8-11, 2023, in the famous Kaufman Astoria Studios and at various locations around Astoria NY.


In-Person Events Include:

Opening Night Parties on Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9

Youth Film Festival Saturday June 10

Screenings of Winning Festival Films/Web Series/Podcasts Sat June 10 and Sun June 11

Filmmaker Panels

Master Classes and Red Carpet Interviews

Awards Ceremonies for Youth and for the Regular Festival


Film Reels


Film Set





Short Films

Under 40 mins

Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Horror, Dance, Experimental, and ALL NEW - ANIMATION CATEGORY


Web Series


Only upload ONE episode (30 mins or less) 


Includes the regular festival and the Astoria Youth Film Festival for filmmakers 24 & Under


(Youth Festival submissions fee is $20 for the entirety of the open call)


NEW AWARD/CATEGORY: Best Animated Short and Best Animated Youth Short


The Zukor Award

(named after Kaufman Astoria Studios' founder, is awarded to the best humanitarian film)

Best Short Under 5 mins

Best Drama Short

Best Comedy Short

Best Documentary Short

Best Experimental Short

Best Dance Short

Best Horror Short

Best Narrative Web Series

Best Documentary Web Series

Best Youth Short

Best Youth Web Series

Best Youth Podcast

Best Youth Performances

Best Youth Director

Best Youth Editing

Hon Mention Youth

Best Narrative Podcast

Best Interview Podcast

Best Lead Performance

Best Supporting Performance

Best Cinematography

Best Director

Best Editing

Audience Awards (4)

Honorable Mention (4)

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