Archive for the ‘Watch 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 Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2012

Introducing the first version of the official Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series trailer, presented by AT&T. All this footage was genuinely projected onto the city streets. Rooftop’s got guts and projectors; we don’t have after effects.

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 Lela Scott MacNeil
June 17th, 2011

Help launch a solar system of short films by an all-star cast of independent artists. Join The Official Orbit(Film) Astronaut Appreciation Society and receive a grab bag of outer space goodies.

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
January 6th, 2011

Two Rooftop alums—singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten and filmmaker Michael Palmieri—have teamed up on a lovely music video. Sharon’s playing at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, January 8.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
November 23rd, 2010

Following Rooftop’s fantastic Pittsburgh screening of Josh Fox’s Gasland, Joy Toujours and the Toys du Jour (the opening band that night) has made a farcical anti-fracking video.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
September 29th, 2010

Rooftop showed this sexy, funny short at our “Endless Forgiveness: Romantic Short Films” show in 2009. Now that’s it up online, you can get titilated, too.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
September 28th, 2010

With Rooftop veteran Casimir Nozkowski at the IFP Project Forum, we thought it would be fun to check out a Cas Classic, the 2002 comedy Store!

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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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