Archive for the ‘Rooftop Alumni News’ Category

After running Rooftop Films for 14 years, there are now over 1,600 filmmakers who have screened with us. A talented and productive bunch that spans the globe and covers all corners of the indie film world (and beyond). We’ll always happily promote the work of our alums, so here you can find out tons of interesting things they’re up to.

by Kate Gellene
September 17th, 2014

Rooftop Films is pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees – a group of talented, up and coming filmmakers who you should certainly be looking out for!

by Nicholas Camacho
August 18th, 2014

As you mourn the end of the 2014 Summer Series, take solace in the fact that many of the wonderful films we’ve screened this summer are now available for consumption in more conventional venues.

by Ally Navolio
August 15th, 2014

We spoke with director Trey Edwards Shults about the process behind his intense short film, and the project’s future as a feature. Krisha screens on Saturday, August 16 as part of our closing night celebration Rooftop Shots. Tickets are on sale now!

by Adam Himes
July 17th, 2014

Rooftop Films is pleased to announce the opening of our 2014 Filmmakers’ Fund Grants! Applications to our 2014 Grants are now open and available to all Rooftop alumni.

by Ally Navolio
June 16th, 2014

Adam Rifkin explores the world of no-budget avant-garde filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews in Giuseppe Makes A Movie. We talked to Adam about the bizarro world of this bonkers, hilarious filmmaker.

by Grace McLeod
June 13th, 2014

Actress Jenny Hutton stars in the short film Pleasure, Ninja Thyberg short film that portrays the behind the scenes of a porn shoot. We talked with Jenny about her experience making the film, what it was like to portray a porn star, and the screening this Saturday at our short film program, Love Hurts.

by Nicholas Camacho
June 3rd, 2014

Rooftop alumna Pearl Gluck is Kickstarting her latest film, a powerful indie social drama called THE TURN OUT.

by Olivia Creamer
May 27th, 2014

Hellion, the feature film from Rooftop alum Kat Candler, premieres at IFC on June 13th!

by Kate Gellene
April 17th, 2014

Last year, we awarded the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Equipment Grant to Keith Miller’s Five Star. The film is set to make its World Premiere tonight at Tribeca Film Festival. We asked Keith a few questions about the making of the film, the challenges he faced, and what’s coming next.

by Amy Weiner
April 14th, 2014

Watch Keith Miller’s Five Star at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival, co-presented by Rooftop!

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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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