Archive for the ‘Rooftop Films News’ Category

by Maria
March 19th, 2015

Are you a freelancer dreading tax season? De-stress with our friends at DCTV this Monday 3/23 at their Making Taxes Less Taxing For Filmmakers panel!

by Danielle Kourtesis
March 9th, 2015

The title of Vladmir Tomic’s personal documentary, Flotel Europa, references the site of his unconventional childhood home: a floating high-rise housing project in the port of Copenhagen. After leaving Sarajevo with his mother and brother in the summer of 1992, a twelve-year-old Tomic spent two formative years in a cramped cabin amidst over a thousand [...]

by Kate Gellene
March 4th, 2015

We are looking for two dedicated, creative individuals to join the Rooftop Films team this summer! Applications are due March 20, 2015.

by Rebecca Sarkauskas
March 4th, 2015

Don’t wait until the weather is nice to get out and see some awesome films! Make March memorable and go watch one, two or all of these films from the 2014 Summer Series.

by Maria
February 26th, 2015

There’s a story you want to tell. There’s an image you need to record. You found a seed for a documentary. Ready to dive in? Apply for UnionDocs Summer Intensive program. Early-bird (no fee) deadline is March 2nd.

by Rebecca Sarkauskas
February 11th, 2015

Andrew Berends, a dauntless storytelling-based director, spent 5 months in Sudan during war to be the voice for the voiceless. He tells the story of the refugees fighting to keep their culture and their people alive in “Medina’s Dream”. Pledge on Kickstarter and help him finish the story!

by Maria
February 5th, 2015

Films to look out for when you head town to Austin!

by Danielle Kourtesis
January 15th, 2015

Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s debut feature L FOR LEISURE is a surrealistic reenactment of the sunny, neon worlds of early ‘90s American popular film and television. Set in a variety of picture-perfect locales like Laguna Beach, Iceland, and southern France, the film is presented as a series of interconnected vignettes following a group of [...]

by Kate Gellene
January 9th, 2015

For the first time, this year’s Ecstatic Music Festival launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. EMF returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum. All events are free to attend.

by Danielle Kourtesis
January 5th, 2015

UNKNOWN PLEASURES presents American films far removed from Hollywood. Consistent in form and content, varied and adventurous, the films make for intelligent and engaging cinema that defies both Hollywood and mainstream independent film. Rooftop’s Danielle Kourtesis caught up with them to discuss their collaboration and this year’s selections.

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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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