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 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.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 29th, 2010

What if mankind’s greatest predators were just big five-eyed blue puppy dogs looking to play? Would we still try to zap them? This adorable and energetic animated film by Jake Armstrong is a ton of fun, and also speaks to humanity’s wild daring and laughably bold ignorance.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 29th, 2010

This film scares the guts out of me.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 24th, 2010

On May 21, 2010, at the Rooftop romantic short films show Hopelessly Devoted, the opening band was Frances, and after they played, Rooftop Founder and Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg asked Stephanie Skaff, the singer/keyboard player, to marry him.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We’ve got a few of these playing throughout the summer in unexpected places. Tesla and Edison played at our Opening Night, on May 14, 2010, in “This Is What We Mean By Short Films.” (I.e., what we mean is a simple but brilliant idea.) Starring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We began Rooftop Films 2010 festival, a celebration of independent films, with this skewed homage to one of cinema’s greatest blockbusters.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 9th, 2009

FRIDAY AUGUST 14
ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present
HOME MOVIES
Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there.
OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE

Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School
Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th St. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Directions: L to [...]

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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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