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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  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.

2023-24 Internships:

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 Schools:

High School of Art & Design, Manhattan

Bryant High School, Queens

Community Centers:

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

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