The Triborough Film Festival is an exclusive battle of the boroughs braggers rights film festival for New York City filmmakers, by The Astoria Filmmakers Club.


Our club is a free, volunteer based program founded on three principles: Community, Creativity & Joy. The AFC is committed to provide opportunities for everyone in the club. We are a 501(c)3 dedicated to advancing careers, expanding your network and increasing skill sets while making ones original content. For more information you can follow The Astoria Filmmakers Club & The Triborough Film Festival on any social media platform.

About us

It's very simple. Stop waiting, start doing. If you have a script or story that you want to tell, join the club now.​ By joining the club the AFC will give you all the tools needed to turn your story into a standardized script, a special presentation podcast of your original story, funds for your project and the crew to make it. The A.F.C. is designed to provide working opportunities for everyone in the club which includes talent, writers, directors as well as producers.

Our Mission:

To generally foster filmmakers, writers, producers, talents, artist's businesses and the interests of those having a common financial or professional interest on the local, state, national and international plane, to accelerate reliable information as to the standing of filmmakers, related business firms and other related matters, to procure equal opportunity for investors and filmmakers, and of those having a common place, business, financial or professional interest within the general area, to promote and engage, to advance the civic, commercial, industrial, professional and agricultural media interests itself and in consort with other recognized organizations in the club, to promote the club and the prosperity of our members & to stimulate the public sentiment to these ends.

Best Cinematographer, Best Short, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Actors, People choice award and more.

To qualify for the festival the film must have one of the three qualifications;

(1) The film must be set in New York City, (2) next a cast member must be from, currently in or raised in New York City, finally (3- any crew member) the Director, Writer or Producer, etc. must be currently in, from or raised in New York City.

Overall Rating
  • Melanie Gretchen

    I had a wonderful time at The Triborough Film Festival! I was so honored to be selected and screened. Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful program!

    March 2023
  • Conrad Stojak

    Great bunch of people and organizers.

    February 2023
  • This is an outstanding opportunity to show your work and meet filmmakers. The organization was superb and the communication was always clear.

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Im so excited to watch your next film Mario

  • My experience with The Triborough Film Festival was incredible. They organisers were engaging and extremely communicative. It was a pleasure to have my film screen in their festival and I look forward to submitting future projects with them.

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Brooklyn in the house!!!

  • Great festival, very recommended, super exited to upcoming year, very nice team and committee.

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

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