The First Annual Astoria NY Film Festival (June 9, 2018) will feature emerging filmmakers in Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Experimental/New Media/Web Series. Live Screenings with Director Q&A and the Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018 at The Zukor Theater in Kaufman Astoria Studios, with the After Party at 5pm at George's Restaurant, Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Saturday will feature selected film screenings and Director presentations as well as an Awards Ceremony and After Party.

Submissions for shorts no longer than 25mins in length.

Due May 5 at 5pm via filmfreeway.com/astoriafilmfestival

In the following genres:
Comedy
Drama
Documentary
Experimental/ New Media/Web Series

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  • Sarah Misch

    The 1st Astoria NY Film Festival was a success! The festival curated an incredible, diverse line-up of films that were inspiring and thought-provoking. The festival provided great networking opportunities after screenings and awards that incorporated local Astoria establishments. I loved that the event felt so connected to the neighborhood it was in! My only suggestion would be to include more intermissions - there was only one bathroom at the Zukor and the lines were long.

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it!! You’re amazing! And yes definitely will have more breaks next year. Was trying to pack as many of the movies into the one day. But next year will be 3 days so a bit more time :) 🙌🙌❤️❤️

  • Great festival! I had a wonderful experience. I look forward to returning next year! Kudos, Nina!

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    You’re just wonderful Lester!! I look forward to many good collaborations ahead and I’m so grateful you were a part of the festival. ❤️🙌❤️🙌

  • Held in the famous Kaufman Astoria Studios, where screenings took place in the historic Zukor theater and the after party was at the very Hollywood George's restaurant. I was so impressed by it all! The films were great and Nina (and team) were wonderful. Thank you for an amazing experience!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! It was my honor to host you all! Thank you for being a wonderful part of the day ❤️❤️

  • Marlon Perrier

    We had a blast at this festival and saw some truly beautiful films. Nina and everyone involved with the festival was amazing.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Marlon!! For your beautiful film and for your participation in this festival. It was only as good as the filmmakers involved (so in that case I think it was fabulous! :) ❤️

  • Emory Parker

    I had a fantastic time at Astoria NY Film Festival. Nina and her team curated a beautiful block of films and encouraged positive interaction between filmmakers and guests. It’s a day I will never forget!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Emory!! Your film is amazing and so are you and I’m so grateful you were a part of the festival ❤️❤️