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
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.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
April 21st, 2011

We met our Kickstarter goal! Thanks everyone. Read here about all the filmmakers, wrestlers, robots, and lesbian space aliens on the Rooftops of New York City.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 19th, 2011

The trailer for Johannes Nyholm’s Rooftop grantee has received almost 6 million hits on YouTube. Watch it and you’ll see why.

by Ruben Oestlund
January 24th, 2011

Banksy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and getting to see an edit of my new feature.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 24th, 2011

Wanna know what made me cry and what made me dance at Sundance? Plus exciting news for Rooftop Alum Sean Durkin.

by Emily Carmichael
January 23rd, 2011

You were at the director’s brunch; I was at the director’s brunch. Our eyes met. You smiled. Then I waved, which admittedly might have been a little misleading.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 23rd, 2011

The lead of Rooftop grantee Sean Durkin’s astonishing debut feature Martha Marcy May Marlene is one of the most fascinating and damaged characters in recent cinema.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 4th, 2011

The first fiction feature made in Gaza in decades! Made by Rooftop alum and grantee Susan Youssef, Habibi—a daring romance with an intense but uplifting political message—needs your support.

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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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