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 Samantha Hill
June 12th, 2012

Watch the NY premiere of Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund grantee Susan Youssef’s Habibi at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival June 16-18

by Emily Cameron
March 30th, 2012

Chronicles an unprecedented series of concerts performed in NYC by legendary jazz composer and conductor Lawrence D. ‘Butch’ Morris.

by Kate Gellene
March 23rd, 2012

Though your thoughts may be filled with Friday and the weekend, be sure to free up your evenings next week for a chance to see Rooftop Alum Don Hertzfeldt’s award winning animated trilogy, in its entirety for the first time!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 21st, 2012

A myth is brewing. A storm is a-coming. The beasts are rising. A radical work of cinematic passion, Beasts of the Southern Wild does what cinema was made to do: dazzle, inspire, confound.

by Kate Gellene
January 10th, 2012

After months of touring festivals and screens around the country, the 2009 Filmmakers Fund Grantee Ian Cheney’s “The City Dark” has returned for its theatrical premiere at the IFC Center on January 18th.

by Sata Cissokho
October 21st, 2011

Hide from the cold this weekend and have a look at what Rooftop alums have to offer!

by Lela Scott MacNeil
October 20th, 2011

It’s been an exciting few months for our Filmmakers’ Fund Grantees. Join us in doing a little dance for them.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
September 21st, 2011

A hearty congratulations to the recipients of our 2011 Filmmakers’ Fund Grants, presented in partnership with Edgeworx Studios, Eastern Effects, and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
July 8th, 2011

Rooftop’s good friends Daryl Friemark and David Parkin are putting out a new comic thriller series. But moving from pencils, to ink, to color, to the world is an arduous adventure itself. Take part! Pledge now to help kickstart The Devil is Due in Dreary.

by Alex Ferrigno
June 3rd, 2011

Rooftop Films speaks to Ian Cheney (Rooftop Alum, King Corn) about how astronomy can help us put our lives into perspective, and where he goes to enjoy darkness under the 1,000 watt smile of New York City

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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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