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 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

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 26th, 2011

A limited-time sneak preview of Kelly Sears’ brand new film, an animated high school horror, supported by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. Playing at Rooftop on May 26.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 22nd, 2011

The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund gave early support to Heidi Brandenburg and Matthew Orzel’s When Two Worlds Collide. Get in early as they are now seeking finishing funds for what is sure to be an astonishing political/environmental documentary.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 5th, 2011

We could not be more excited to announce our special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series.

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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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