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by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 3rd, 2008

Here at Rooftop Films, we’re thrilled to collaborate with IFC.com to host short films on their website. We’ve always wanted to put shorts online, and IFC was the perfect platform for the type of creative, unique, daring short films we show, and exposes thousands of new viewers to these distinct movies.

IFC’s Media Lab teamed up with Red Bull to create a new web series, and we think they’ll come up with some pretty great content. The theme is “After Hours,” but they’re leaving it pretty open as to what that means to you. Could be late at night, could be after work, could be a universe that operates outside the confines of “hours.” One thing they DON’T want is an ad for Red Bull. Make something original, make something cool, make something personal, entertaining and gripping from episode to episode, and you stand a shot. We think the winning entry will be something that will really fit with Rooftop’s artistic mission, and that our filmmakers and audience would dig. It’s a competition, so I hope all you readers and watchers and filmmakers will enter a chance to get paid to create short films online.

Contest instructions are at www.ifc.com/redbull/

You can enter up till March 31, 2008.

Rooftop alum Casimir Nozkowski has crafted a savvy little promo for the contest all about the nature of internet video. It’s a great manifesto. Check it out below.

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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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