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 Alece Oxendine
February 25th, 2013

Congratulations to Rooftop alum Inocente for winning Best Documentary Short at the Oscars.

by Alece Oxendine
January 31st, 2013

Several Rooftop alum are selected to screen at this year’s SXSW.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 31st, 2013

There is a certain hypnotic power in David Lowery’s films. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a post-modern Western, a form of near-magical realism, so vivid and detailed and intense as to seem dreamlike.

by Tia and Carl Lessin
January 25th, 2013

Rooftop alum and Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Tia and Carl Lessin discuss their experience at Sundance with their latest documentary Citizen Koch.

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

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