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 Shaka King
January 24th, 2013

Rooftop alum and Filmmakers’ Fund grantee Shaka King reflects on his experiences at Sundance with his film Newlyweeds.

by Alece Oxendine
January 15th, 2013

Rooftop Alum and Filmmakers’ Fund recipients head to Sundance this year.

by Alece Oxendine
January 14th, 2013

Rooftop alum and Filmmakers’ Fund recipient receive Oscar nominations.

by Christina Fleuron Dahl
November 8th, 2012

Meet Bill and Turner Ross. Winners of the AT&T 2012 Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Cash Grant.

by Christina Fleuron Dahl
October 19th, 2012

Let me guess; the chess team weren’t exactly considered players at your school. Well at I.S. 318 middle school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that’s exactly what they are. Some of the highest ranked chess players in the nation, in fact. As principal Fred Rubino beams in the film Brooklyn Castle: “The geeks, they are the athletes”.
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by Ali Ward
October 4th, 2012

Writer/Director Jonathan Lisecki’s celebrated feature hits theaters for wide release October 12

by Alece Oxendine
September 24th, 2012

2012 Rooftop Alum The Waiting Room will open at IFC Center Wednesday, September 26.

by Alece Oxendine
September 7th, 2012

Support Rooftop Films alum Talibah Newman with her thesis film “Sweet Honey Chile” on Kickstarter.

by Alece Oxendine
August 31st, 2012

If you missed the opportunity to watch Detropia with us, check it out at the IFC Center starting Friday, September 7!

by Kate Gellene
August 16th, 2012

Rooftop alum Marjan Tehrani is back with an ambitious new doc Boarders Without Boarders, which brings a team of US pro-snowboarders to Iran to tackle the uncharted slopes of the Alborz mountains, and discover Iran along the way.

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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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