Archive for the ‘Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund’ Category

Rooftop Films not only exhibits films from around the world, we also collaborate with the filmmakers whose work we screen to make new movies through the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund and Production Collective. At our annual festival, one dollar of every ticket sold is set aside for the future productions of filmmakers whose work we’ve screened. We also grant production services and mentorship by working with local partners Edgeworx Studios, Eastern Effects and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Read more below and in the For Filmmakers section of our website.

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 Kristin Molloy
March 17th, 2014

Here’s my recap from this years SXSW!

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…

by Kate Gellene
September 12th, 2013

The “stoner dramedy” and feature debut from Rooftop Film Fund Grantee Shaka King will begin its theatrical run at Film Forum on September 18th, with Shaka King in person at select screenings!

by Alece Oxendine
August 16th, 2013

Rooftop Films Announces Recipients of 2013 Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund, including AT&T Cash Grant.

by Kate Gellene
May 22nd, 2013

AT&T Rooftop Feature Film Grantees Bill and Turner Ross give us an update on Western, their latest project.

by Katie Martinez
May 21st, 2013

Rooftop alumni Ritesh Batra and Jeremy Saulnier take their latest films to Cannes Film Festival.

by Sabrina Farhi
March 22nd, 2013

Help kickstart Rooftop alum and grant recipient Alison Bagnall’s latest project “Funny Bunny” about complicated characters who do absurd but authentic things.

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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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