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 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 Kate Gellene
March 14th, 2012

We know that there are a ton of film events this season, most notably SXSW fever, which has many of our friends skipping town for sunny Austin, TX. For those of us who didn’t get on a plane last week, there are still some great events right here in the city (and at a much lower cost!)

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2012

A melancholy fairy tale for a cool late winter afternoon.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 5th, 2012

Filmmaker Robert Greene dares to bring his documentary Fake It So Real back to Brooklyn? Not in our house!

by Dan Nuxoll
December 18th, 2011

Our Films For the Occupation series is finished (at least for now) but the screenings were tremendously successful with packed houses all over the city and truly fascinating and provocative Q. For those of you who missed the final short program, here are most of the short films that we screened on our Friday night [...]

by Kate Gellene
November 18th, 2011

Though the New York Film Festival has already come and gone, the Film Society of Lincoln Center continues to provide exciting and rare experiences to the New York film community. This week promises at least two unique events which will challenge and intrigue as well as entertain.

by Sata Cissokho
October 28th, 2011

And no, it does not involve bar hopping in the Village in weird costumes (although it does involve superheroes!).

by Lela Scott MacNeil
October 20th, 2011

Time to get your space nerd on.

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.

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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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