Archive for the ‘Short Films’ Category

Short films represent some of the most daring, creative, exciting filmmaking around, with emerging artists taking chances to create something dynamic, evocative and memorable. Every year at Rooftop, we receive over 2,500 short film submissions, and screen about 125 short films at the festival. So we know we’ve got some of the best shorts in the world. Here on the blog, we’ll post films from our shows. Click on the tags of the names of the short film programs (i.e. “Dark ‘Toons” or “New York Non-Fiction”) to see multiple films from the same curated program.

by Daniel Spada
June 5th, 2014

One of the most excitingly original shorts programs Rooftop has to offer this season, Trapped in the Machine is all about range – from the strange and mildly disturbing to the heartfelt and affecting, this bill has a little bit of everything for the adventurous viewer.

by Amy Weiner
May 1st, 2014

Tickets are now available for the opening weekend of the 2014 Summer Series!

by Amy Weiner
April 8th, 2014

Intern Amy attends the closing day of the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival and tells all.

by Kate Gellene
January 27th, 2014

The 4th annual Northside DIY Film competition is underway! Submit your films for a chance to win 10,000 and have it screened at the Northside Festival! This year’s jury includes Matthew Grady (founder of Factory 25) and Kentucker Audley (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Sun Don’t Shine, and NoBudge Films).

by Michael
June 14th, 2013

New York-based band Wires.Under.Tension will not only be providing the live music for Saturday’s screening – we will also have the pleasure of screening the music video for their song Landscape Architecture by St. John Mckay Smith. We caught up with Christopher of Wires.Under.Tension for a quick chat about their upcoming Rooftop show, their video, and more.

by Alison Joy
June 13th, 2013

Rooftop hosts a night of animated shorts that are sure to bring back Saturday morning memories

by Alison Joy
June 12th, 2013

Join us for three nights jam-packed with short films that you won’t want to miss!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 15th, 2013

A look behind the scenes at making the Rooftop Films 2013 trailer, “Building Something Bigger.”

by Sabrina Farhi
April 22nd, 2013

Rooftop alum Ornana’s first feature film”Euphonia” is now online!

by Kristin Molloy
January 30th, 2013

An overview of Slamdance 2013 Film Festival

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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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