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
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!

by Kate Gellene
April 9th, 2014

Filmmakers – it’s time to apply for IFP’s Independent Film Week!

by Katherine Delby
March 31st, 2014

Watch Medora’s television premiere tonight on PBS’ Independent Lens.

by Amy Weiner
February 24th, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project is accepting applications for its Independent Filmmaker Labs. Ten documentary features and ten narrative features will be selected. Films must be low-budget (<$1million) and currently in post-production.

by Kate Gellene
February 4th, 2014

Watch Todd Sklar’s hilarious Awful Nice online before it hits theaters! The film is available today on Itunes and VOD.

by Kate Gellene
January 10th, 2014

Support The Foxy Merkins, a new lesbian-prostitute-buddy-comedy from Rooftop alum Madeline Olnek.

by Joanna Arnow
December 23rd, 2013

“I know you like rooves,” I said, in my first email inviting someone to a Rooftop screening.

by Kate Gellene
December 19th, 2013

We’re happy to say that many, many grantees and alumni are heading to Sundance this year! Watch out for these great projects in 2014.

by Riley Hooper
December 5th, 2013

This past August I, along with three other filmmakers, set off on a journey to shoot a documentary at the world’s longest yard sale…

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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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