Archive for February 2008

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 29th, 2008

This seems like a good Leap Day Post, a dangerously funny “translation” of a Bollywood musical. “My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava.”
Crazy Indian Video…Buffalaxed! on
“Have you been high today?”

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 26th, 2008

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival–we are a community, and we aim to provide more than just a screening for our filmmakers. Obviously, we want to have their films seen by new, large audiences at our shows, but we also want to help the films be seen elsewhere–at other festivals, on our [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2008

In 11 years, Rooftop has now shown over 1,400 films. Casimir Nozkowski has shown about a dozen, more films than anyone else (or at least the 2nd most; Steve Collins has also shown about that many–statistics from the early days are a little hazy. Historians are arguing over original program note documents now stored at [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2008

I almost never agree with the Academy Awards, but 3 of the 4 nominees for Best Documentary Short Film played at Rooftop Films in 2007–Freeheld (Directed by Cynthia Wade), Salim Baba (Tim Sternberg) and Sari’s Mother (James Longley)–so you know I agreed with those choices.  
I’m thrilled that Brooklyn native Cynthia Wade (below, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 6th, 2008

Rooftop Films has announced the recipients of the 2007-08 Filmmakers’ Fund Short Film Grant. See below!
Rooftop Films is more than a film festival–we are a collaborative community of filmmakers, audience, venues and neighborhoods. One of our most innovative programs is The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund, a slate of grants given to selected filmmakers whose work has [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 5th, 2008

For some people, it takes a few days to acclimate to the cold and the altitude of Park City. For me, it takes a few days to acclimate to “normal” life after Sundance and Slamdance. I wake up panicked that I’ve slept through some 8:30am screening. I walk down a busy street confused as to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 3rd, 2008


Rooftop Films has a TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and the fate of our show, and of community media in New York City, is at stake. As you may know, MNN, the Public Access Television Center [...]

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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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