Astoria Film Festival Interns & Film Fellows
Astoria Film Festival Intern programs are several-week programs held through partnerships with specific HS's and colleges and/or community centers. If you are a school or community center* that is interested in having its students participate in our internship programs, please contact us at astoriafilmfestival at gmail.com. Interns work on a variety of projects, from remote work creating social media content and editing video and films to in-person work as Production Assistants on our AFFProduction film shoots and our .Film Workshop film shoots.
Summer Intern Cohort (SYEP, LAGCC Research Foundation): July/August
Fall Intern Cohort: October 1-Dec 10
Spring Intern Cohort: March-June
The Astoria Film Festival 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. We are open to disabled students and look forward to including them. Email us for more information.
Spring 2023: Astoria Film Festival Media Production Lab, funded by the City Council's Cultural Development Fund 2023, will give our interns a chance to learn filmmaking and media production skills from a variety of industry experts. Learn more about this here.
Film Fellows have worked with us first as Interns and were then invited to continue working with us, in a more leadership capacity, on various AFFProductions projects and in our Film Workshops.
Students come from a variety of NYC Schools and Community Centers including:
High School of Art & Design, Manhattan
Bryant High School, Queens
Jacob Riis at Ravenswood Houses
Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
LaGuardia Community College, Queens
Queensborough Community College, Queens
York College, Queens
Queens College, Queens
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn
Hunter College, Manhattan
CUNY LEADS programs at participating CUNYs