New York’s pre-eminent outdoor Summer showcase.
—Sarah Salovaara, Filmmaker Magazine

The outdoor festival, known for staging unique events throughout New York City, has a reputation for financially supporting indie film and building buzz for up‐and‐coming filmmakers.
—Chris O'Falt, The Hollywood Reporter

A trailblazer in the NYC outdoor summer movie scene.
—John Del Signore, Gothamist

The Brooklyn-based nonprofit has built a reputation for nurturing new independent filmmakers, many of whom are moving toward wider discovery with their latest projects.
—Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

Though it may not have the nationwide recognition of, say, Sundance or SXSW, Rooftop annually shows many of the same films as those larger fests; most importantly, though, it does so with a much more personal experience for both the filmmakers and audience members.
—Matt Barone, Complex Magazine

Rooftop Films [puts] together a stellar lineup of emerging indie hits to play at various venues around the city. You can get fresh air and see a film. It’s a can’t-miss event.
—Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects



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Press Contact: Noah Koch | 718-417-7362 |


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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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