The Third Annual Astoria Film Festival will be held May 16 &17 2020 with an Opening Night Event on May 15, 2020, in Astoria NY. The majority of the festival takes place at the famed Kaufman Astoria Studios, who are also our Prime Sponsors. AFF2020 will feature short films (under 25 mins) and web series in Comedy, Drama, Documentary, & Experimental genres. We have also added 2 brand new categories: DANCE SHORTS & ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS. The general theme for this year is SOCIAL JUSTICE.
Live Screenings, Director Panels, Industry professionals, Awards Ceremony, Opening Gala, After Parties, After After Parties, Networking Events, as well as AFF Future FilmMakers - a session for aspiring filmmakers 18 & Under, including screenings of shorts from our Film Workshops, selected films by youth filmmakers, and panels of various youth and professional filmmakers.
*To be sure that your films/web series are accessible to everyone, please include closed captioning.
The Zukor is our top award for Best Overall Film
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Dance Short
Best Environmental Short
Best Drama Web Series
Best Comedy Web Series
Submissions for shorts no longer than 25mins in length. *To be sure that your films/web series are accessible to everyone, please include closed captioning.
For a Web Series, please submit only ONE episode of the series that you think captures the essence of the series.
Drama Web Series
Comedy Web Series
Documentary Web Series
Experimental Web Series
AFFKids - All submissions to Child FilmMakers that are selected will be screened only at the AFFKids Session of the Festival on Saturday Morning.
Response from festival:
❤️❤️❤️ I have no adequate words! Thank you Jason. So much. You’re amazing and I’m just grateful to know you. Everything you’ve said here is exactly why I began the festival - to foster community, to foster partnerships, to help filmmakers and build up future filmmakers- so it’s surreal and absolutely wonderful to hear that you see it that way. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️