Festival 2019

The Second Annual Astoria Film Festival was held on

May 17&18 2019 at THE ZUKOR THEATER at Kaufman Astoria Studios

34-45 35 Street Astoria NY

Our Festival Awards went to...

The Zukor Award (our top award) UNSPOKEN

by Emma Zurcher-Long Julia Ngeow and Geneva Peschka
Grand Jury Prize COUNTERVAIL by Makeba Ross
Best Actress JENNIFER BOBBI, Backup Plan
Best Actor JASON A COOMBS, SHAW: The Web Series
Best Drama Short BACKUP PLAN by David Beck
Best Comedy Short DRIP by Jillian Cantwell
Best Experimental Short YORT by Duane Michals and Josiah Cuneo
Best Documentary Short SHINE by Rhett Bradbury 
Best Drama Web Series MILLENNIAL IN DEBT by Melissa Jean Baptiste 
Best Comedy Web Series SHAW by Kerey Viswanathan and Jason A Coombs

Best Youth Film (tie)
EL MECANICO by Melani Bonilla
JACK EMERSON by Hudson Flynn

 

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Youth

THE NATALIES Natalie Martino
SPIKED Luna Ubide Holmes

Friday
UNSPOKEN Emma Zurcher-Long Julia Ngeow and Geneva Peschka
CHEWING GUM Matthew Cobb
THE PROFESSORS LESSON Ava Vitali
SAVING GRANDPA Kevin Hejna

Saturday 
ADULTHOOD Rob Alicea
COREY Steven St Pierre
WISH WEASEL Dan McNamara

Friday May 18 2019
6-11pm

Whitney Uland & Nora Kaye

Comedy Web Series

Hysterical Women

Sonia Zelić

Experimental Short

Montaža — Dječčak (Montage — Boy)

Shawn Antoine II

Drama Short

Showtime

Jason Spagnouli

Drama Short

The Newcomer

Melissa Jean Baptiste

Drama Web Series

Millenial in Debt

Geneva Peschka & Emma Zurcher-Long

Documentary Short

Unspoken

Keith Wilhelm Kopp

Drama Short

Turned to the Sun

Parker Croft

Drama Short

Suncatcher

Isabelle Desalos

Drama Short

The Snag

Alexis Pazmino

Comedy Short

M for Martiza

Ava Forte Vitali

Comedy Short

The Profesor's Lesson

Matthew Cobb

Comedy Short

Chewing Gum

Scott Farrell

Comedy Short

Bristled

Kevin Hejna

Comedy Short

Saving Grandpa

Saturday May 18, 2019

10am-3pm

AFFFutureFilmmakers

Saturday May 18, 2019

6-11pm

MILLENIAL IN DEBT

MELISSA JEAN BAPTISTE

Simon Panay

Documentary Short

Nobody Dies Here

Rob Alicea

Comedy Web Series

Adulthood

Jillian Cantwell

Comedy Short

Drip

Tom Bessoir

Experimental Short

Morse

Dan McNamara

Comedy Web Series

Wish Weasel
Nikki Coble
Comedy Web Series
Awkwardly

Steven St Pierre

Drama Short

Corey

Makeba L Ross

Drama Short

Countervail

Rhett Bradbury

Documentary Short

Shine

Jason A Coombs

Kerey Viswanathan

Comedy Web Series

Shaw

Duane Michals

Josiah Cuneo

Experimental Short

Yort
David Beck
Drama Short
Backup Plan
Dee Herlihy
Comedy Short
An Air About Her

Ages 8-14

Alejandra Bachman

Niove Coralis

Jack Coralsi

Dalia Farraj  

Dalilla Garcia

No Kidding!
Astoria Film Festival  FALL WORKSHOP with
Blue Slate Films

Ages 8-14

Kai Bowerman

Emma Ivanova

Elizabeth Lorme

Lucia Mascia

Penelope Mascia

Daniela Sueiro

Totally Not Fake News
Astoria Film Festival Winter Workshop with
Blue Slate Films

Gladesville Public School

AUSTRALIA

#LIKED

Great Griffon Film Workshop for Kids​ (Ages 5-6)

New York, NY

A Visit to Candy Land

Kali Tapper &

FSSA Freshmen

Astoria NY

The Cupcake War

Alexandra O'Neil &

FSSA Juniors

Astoria NY

Cookies & Milk

Melani Bonilla

Age 17

FSSA Student

ASTORIA NY

The Mechanic

Luna Ubide Holmes

Age 16

FSSA Student

ASTORIA NY

Spiked

Gabe Braden

Age 18

USA

Due Process

Grayson Taylor

Age 14

USA

Suspect

Natalie Martino

Age 18

FSSA Student

ASTORIA NY

The Natalies

Loralai Falchick

Maya Zalewski

FSSA Students

ASTORIA NY

Game Over
Careful Crossing the Street

Joseph Rana

Age 18

FSSA Student

ASTORIA NY

Lucky Charms

Alexandra O'Neil

Age 17

FSSA Student

ASTORIA NY

DAD

Anadia Jaghi 

Age 17 

FSSA Student

Astoria NY

Doodles

Hudson Flynn

Age 15

FSSA Student

Astoria NY

Jack Emerson