Roberto Rizzo (Founder & CEO)
The New York City International Film Festival has a well earned a reputation, nationally and internationally, as one of the most respected events of the festival year. The organization is committed in bringing the best of the world’s cinematography to New York and to provide a platform for talented domestic and international filmmakers to showcase their work.
As a filmmaker, I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Cannes Film Festival. I was incredibly impressed with the organization, as well as quality and glamour of the festival; they had an immense respect for the film community. I created NYCIFF with the purpose of giving filmmakers a high profile platform in the states to showcase their work to a vast and diverse audience.
-Roberto Rizzo – Founder, NYCIFF
NYCIFF is in the business of theatrical film distribution. Through its annual black tie festival, as well as anxiously anticipated screenings throughout the year, NYCIFF connects with a loyal and discerning New York fan base.
This commitment to excellence from Founder, Roberto Rizzo, differentiates NYCIFF from other film organization. With distribution of films more difficult than ever, the NYCIFF’s mission catapults relationships with some of the most innovative and cutting edge filmmakers from around the world.