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Fact or Fiction? Fact and Fiction? Doc Film Class at Basilica Hudson
by Kate Gellene
March 19th, 2015

Is there a distinction between reality and fiction? How do we define those boundaries and what are the responsibilities of filmmakers to reality? Explore these questions and more at Basilica Hudson’s upcoming documentary film workshops, lead by Film and Media Curator Aily Nash

DCTV Presents: An Informative Panel on Tax Preparation for Freelancers
by Maria
March 19th, 2015

Are you a freelancer dreading tax season? De-stress with our friends at DCTV this Monday 3/23 at their Making Taxes Less Taxing For Filmmakers panel!

Ep 279: David & Nathan Zellner • Nick Broomfield • Eugène Green
by Adam Schartoff
March 18th, 2015

Guests include the Zellner Brothers with their new Kumiko The Treasure Hunter; Nick Broomfield discusses his catalog on Fandor; and Eugène Green discusses his new film La Sapienza.

Ep 278: Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert / Eric Steel / A.D. Calvo
by Adam Schartoff
March 12th, 2015

Guests include filmmakers Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert with their 2 films Remote Area Medical & This Time Next Year; Eric Steel & the 10th anniversary of The Bridge; and director of The Missing Girl, A.D. Calvo.

Berlinale Review: Flotel Europa
by Danielle Kourtesis
March 9th, 2015

The title of Vladmir Tomic’s personal documentary, Flotel Europa, references the site of his unconventional childhood home: a floating high-rise housing project in the port of Copenhagen. After leaving Sarajevo with his mother and brother in the summer of 1992, a twelve-year-old Tomic spent two formative years in a cramped cabin amidst over a thousand [...]

Ep 277: Brandy Burre / Joel Potrykus
by Adam Schartoff
March 6th, 2015

Guests include actress & subject of the documentary Actress, Brandy Burre; and the filmmaker Joel Potrykus whose latest film, Buzzard, has its theatrical in 18 cities starting Friday, March 6th.

Join the Rooftop Films Team this Summer
by Kate Gellene
March 4th, 2015

We are looking for two dedicated, creative individuals to join the Rooftop Films team this summer! Applications are due March 20, 2015.

Alumni Films Premiering in Theaters this Month!
by Rebecca Sarkauskas
March 4th, 2015

Don’t wait until the weather is nice to get out and see some awesome films! Make March memorable and go watch one, two or all of these films from the 2014 Summer Series.

Ep 276: Christopher Allen / Jesse Moss / Sandy McLeod
by Adam Schartoff
February 27th, 2015

Guests on this episode include founder of UnionDocs, Christopher Allen; The Overnighters filmmaker Jesse Moss; and Seeds of Time filmmaker Sandy McLeod.

An Exciting Opportunity At UnionDocs for Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers
by Maria
February 26th, 2015

There’s a story you want to tell. There’s an image you need to record. You found a seed for a documentary. Ready to dive in? Apply for UnionDocs Summer Intensive program. Early-bird (no fee) deadline is March 2nd.

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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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