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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 is an Actor, Director, Producer and Acting/Business Coach. As a young adult Toni began acting in various studios through out NYC. Studying the Sanford Meisner technique launched intense training and she started working her way into the film and television industry. Gaining knowledge and inspiration while working with production companies and on set opened additional passions Directing, Producing and coaching actors.  Her love for film and television prompted her to build a production company, TONI VITALE PRODUCTIONS, creating work in Film and Television, Feature Films and Short Films as well as working with other artists creating the their vision through cinema.   Her most current project's are a Television series in production, "ADULT. ish..." Short Film Sloane and Alice and a Dance Documentary. The army of creative talents it takes to execute a visual story through cinema is and on going extraordinary experience.  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.

            When I'm Making A Film,
I'm The Audience" - Martin Scorsese

Toni Vitale
President & Founder

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