The Second Annual Astoria Film Festival will be held May 17&18 2019, in Astoria NY, at the famed Kaufman Astoria Studios. AFFNY2019 will feature short films (under 25 mins) and web series in Comedy, Drama, Documentary, and Experimental genres.

Live Screenings, Director Panels, Industry professionals, Awards Ceremony, 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.

The Zukor is our top award for Best Overall Film
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Drama Web Series
Best Comedy Web Series
Best Actor
Best Actress
Audience Awards
Honorable Mention

Submissions for shorts no longer than 25mins in length. For a Web Series, please submit only ONE episode of the series that you think captures the essence of the series.
Drama Short
Comedy Short
Documentary Short
Experimental Short
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.

Overall Rating
  • I was not able to attend Astoria NYFF but they were very good at communicating and also help spread the word about my short film through there various social media channels.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Keith!! Your beautiful film was so very poignant with an amazing message and we were lucky to be able to screen it. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

  • Steven St. Pierre

    It was an amazing experience at the Astoria Film Festival! Nina and her team put together a weekend filled with information, fun, love and opportunity with events like the young filmmakers panels, luncheons and meet ups with delicious sponsored food, after parties and the phenomenal selection of films. It was a privilege to screen among such great work. Nina is truly dedicated to uplifting her community with this festival from local businesses to the budding and emerging filmmakers. Thank you for selecting "Corey" to be a part of this movement. Looking forward to future festivals and events!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so very much Steven!! I'm thrilled to read this :) Thank you for being a part of the festival. Your work is gorgeous and I hope to see you more and more in future years. Thank you again!! xo

  • Nikki Coble

    What a wonderful time we had at our neighborhood festival! Nina & company made us feel so welcome and presented a great lineup in seamless fashion. We were delighted to screen & be part the filmmaker panel. Thanks to Nina, the staff & the students for taking such excellent care of us!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for this and for being a part of it! You're amazing and we were just honored to have you there. xo

  • An amazing festival located in the heart of Astoria, NY, my hometown! Nina and her team showed ALL the filmmakers so much love and support. The quality of the projects shown that weekend was top notch. I would be honored be a part of future installments of the Astoria NY Film Festival.

    Rob Alicea
    Creator of Adulthood: The Series
    2019 Astoria NY Film Festival - Audience Award Winner

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    It was our honor!! Thank you for your wonderful work and your wonderful team. The films and the people who come to see them and talk about them make it a lovely experience for all, so thank you! xo

  • David Beck

    A wonderful film festival to be a part of. A great line up of diverse films. And the festival is very communicative throughout the submission/acceptance process. Plus the awards are beautiful! Thank you, Astoria NY Film Festival!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    You're a sweetheart and your film was so beautiful it made me cry over and over again. Thank you for your work and for coming to the festival!! Hope to see you soon. xo