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About Us

Roosevelt Island Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery of American and International filmmakers from around the world. The festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire quality independent feature films and short films, showcasing exceptional work to audiences and highlighting the categories of Female Filmmaker, NYC Filmmaker, Comedy, and International Filmmaker.

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Toni Vitale
President & Founder

Toni Vitale is an Actor, Director, Producer and Acting/Business Coach. As a young adult she was introduced to intense training of the Sanford Meisner technique and started working her way into the film and television industry. Gaining knowledge and inspiration while working with production companies and on film sets. Her love for film and television prompted her to build a production company, TONI VITALE PRODUCTIONS, creating work in film and television, Feature and Short Films. Her most current, project is television series in production, "ADULT. ish..." Passionate about the army of creative talents it takes to execute a visual story through cinema, Toni is driven to make her mark in the film and television industry. Attending numerous film festivals and inspired by independent filmmaking impacted her mission to start her own film festival. Roosevelt Island was a suggested location, so she began scouting the beautiful island to find a home for the festival. She is honored screen exceptional work from talented filmmakers and have them represent the legacy of The Roosevelt Island Film Festival.

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