Tony Lo Bianco speaks with NOIAFT founder Taylor Taglianetti at the 2022 Tribeca Festival premiere of Ray Romano’s directorial debut, “Somewhere in Queens.” As the prospect of athletic scholarships becomes more likely for his basketball star son “Sticks” (Jacob Ward), Leo Russo (Ray Romano) secretly meddles in teen social dynamics to make sure his...

Join us on Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm as we screen Heirloom - recipient of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant. Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. RSVP TODAY. Directed by Michela Maria, Heirloom is a documentary short about a mother and daughter who set out to discover why Italian Americans still...

Tuesday, April 27th at 6:30pm EST: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT BRUZIO, WRITER & ACTOR OF BOTTOM OF THE NINTH - Usher in the baseball season and join the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) for a discussion on NOIAFT member Robert Bruzio’s film about a once-aspiring baseball player who returns to his Bronx neighborhood after serving 17 years in prison for...

On March 25th 2021, the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) hosted another successful movie night, promoting the recently released documentary, “Stallone: Frank, That Is” with special guest, Frank Stallone. The event was moderated by NOIAFT founder, Taylor Taglianetti. This video features highlights from the discussion and Q&A. Directed by Derek Way...

In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

Over the years, Fra Noi has featured many film industry standouts who have made a positive impact on their industry, but none with a story of youthful exuberance, persistence and vision quite like 22-year-old Taylor Taglianetti. As founder of the National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television, the recent NYU graduate advances a sim...

For young Taylor Taglianetti, founder of the National Organization of Italian Americans in Film and Television (NOIAFT), her many encounters with the generosity of the Italian American community have made her life’s work about paying it forward. This week, we sit down with Taylor to discover how this philosophy drove her to found a new, booming org...