First Roosevelt Island Film Festival Opens in Just 10 Days

First Roosevelt Island Film Festival Opens in Just 10 Days

Hoping to start a tradition, the first Roosevelt Island Film Festival opens on Friday June 25th, with its first shows. Featured films run in the Howe Theatre in the Cultural Center. (Schedule & Tickets Here)

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

As we reported earlier, the first Roosevelt Island Film Festival (RIFF) ends on Sunday, June 27th, at 7:30 p.m. with an award ceremony in the Good Shepherd Community Center.

And yesterday, RIFF released the names of the judges, along with their resumes.

Judges include…

RIFF is the brainchild of filmmaker Toni Vitale who joined forces with Roosevelt Islander and fellow filmmaker Daniel Jordano.

See more about films showing at the festival on its Facebook Page.

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