Posts Tagged ‘Independent Film’

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 17th, 2011

From my first day at the office to now, the most important thing I’ve learned about working at Rooftop Films is… it is what you make of it. This small, sometimes high stress environment is also the most intensive creative environment, and one from which I have learned a lot.

by Cressida Greening
July 13th, 2011

Todd Bieber, director of Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently trying to kick start his next project Turtle Derby Documentary and has just sent us a clip from the movie featuring a belligerent little snapping turtle.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
June 21st, 2011

Rooftop has partnered up with The Awesome Fest to bring Philadelphia an entire summer of completely FREE independent cinema. At Piazza at Schmidt’s, filmmakers, talent, and enthusiasts will come together for outdoor screenings of films direct from SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance. To inspire the growth of Philly’s independent film community, the Awesome Fest now needs your support.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 8th, 2010

The New York Times writes about the First Annual Kickstarter Festival, presented by Rooftop Films, and how Kickstarter.com is changing the world of independent film.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 29th, 2010

Rooftop Partners with Film Movement to provide distribution to one lucky short film from our festival, plus free DVD’s and more.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 27th, 2010

Rooftop Films spoke with Camillevis Thery about metaphysics and the communicative power of a simple line. See his short film “Inukshuk” TONIGHT at our “Dark ‘Toons” show.

by Dan Nuxoll
April 22nd, 2010

Rooftop Films returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.

by Genevieve DeLaurier
February 18th, 2010

One of the finest fiction films we’ve ever shown at Rooftop is coming back to NYC on February 27–David Lowery’s St. Nick. The soft-spoken, thought-provoking director will be in town for a Q&A at the 92Y Tribeca.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 10th, 2010

Rooftop’s partners at DCTV are hiring 3 young filmmakers to go into NYC neighborhoods and document stories about gun violence.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 29th, 2010

Vik Muniz is an internationally-acclaimed artist best known for his playful recreations of famous masterpieces using quotidian materials–the peanut butter and jelly Mona Lisa, for example. But coming from a lower class background in Brazil, Muniz is now developing an interest in breaking out of art world gags and doing something more global, more socially significant.

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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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