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
September 15th, 2010

Rooftop alum film Burning in the Sun is up for a $20,000 prize, but you have to vote today!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 30th, 2010

On July 29 at Rooftop, the filmmaking fabulist Nieto performed a fantastic experiment before a thrilled (albeit mildly frightened) audience. Nieto wowed the crowd by making a deceased chicken dance with just a few 220 volt electro shocks. Watch!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 24th, 2010

Rooftop Films launched a new “Extend the Summer” fundraising video. We need to raise $5,000 by Wednesday, August 4. If you love what we do, kick in a few bucks to keep it going.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 1st, 2010

Personally, I’m a pretty big sports fan. I love the grace, the passion, the intensity, the drama. But the business side of sport can be pretty ugly. Rooftop filmmaking alum Casimir Nozkowski and The Internets Celebrities have made a funny documentary about the new New York stadiums.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 28th, 2010

This doesn’t have much to do with Rooftop 2010, but, man, is it funny. A hilarious relatively-recent new literal video.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 5th, 2010

Watch as Jen Kirkman exposes the dark secrets of our first president…after drinking a bottle and a half of wine.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 5th, 2010

Dr. Dante (aka Mr. Hypnotism) says, “I was a conman. I was a good conman. I say what people want to hear, just like all conmen do.”

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 5th, 2010

I remember my grandma fondly. She was sweet and caring, but a prickly old lady at times. But she was never this damn funny…

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 5th, 2010

Watch an animated documentary that celebrates the greatest athletic achievement ever by a man on a psychedelic journey. Kids, don’t try this at home.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 30th, 2010

The film consists entirely of objects, and yet it’s surprisingly touching, revealing the character behind it and all the moments, people and places that make up a life. Because of the visual detail, if you saw this film at Rooftop, it’s worth a second, slower look in full screen mode.

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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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