Posts Tagged ‘Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 6th, 2010

Rooftop alum Christopher Arcella is seeking funds on Kickstarter for his debut feature, Giver Taker Heartbreaker, a jazzy, bizarre, semi-absurdist black comedy, in the vein of early Jarmusch.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 30th, 2010

he super cool NYC Meerkat Media Collective have put together a few great films that we’ve screened at Rooftop. We’re thrilled to see their new project Brasslands getting real close to fully funded via Kickstarter. Check out the project and give them a boost.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 30th, 2010

Kickstarter is a fantastic new website that helps fund and follow creativity. Hundreds of artists, including many filmmakers whose work has appeared at Rooftop, are raising vital funds through this collaborative medium.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
April 22nd, 2010

Rooftop Films / Eastern Effects Equipment Grant Recipient Lee Isaac Chung will have the world premiere of his feature Lucky Life at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2010.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

Prosecuted as a rebel. Banned as a priest. Committed as an artist. Loved as a father. An inspiring and important documentary co-funded by Rooftop Films. Buy tickets here.

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can Factory 
Address: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Rain: In the event of rain the show will [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

On Saturday, June 13, Rooftop Films will host the US Premiere of Persona Non Grata, a documentary directed by Fabio Wuytack and co-funded by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. The film tells the story of the filmmaker’s father, Franz Wuytack, a sculptor who spent many years in the 1970s as a missionary in Venezuela, fighting for [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
April 26th, 2008

Rooftop Films & Court 13 present“Glory at Sea!”As a fundraiser for injured director Benh Zeitlin
Sat., April 26, 10:30pmWalter Reade Theaterat Lincoln Center, NYC
SOLD OUT!We raised over $5,000!
“Glory at Sea!” will be screening at Rooftop Films’ 2008 Summer Series on June 12. So if you haven’t already, join our email list (left) to receive updates [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 18th, 2008

A quick update in the ongoing saga of Benh Zeitlin and “Glory at Sea!” You can read the backstory here, here, and here. Very nice posts were also written by The Austin Chronicle, Slamdance, and Spout.
As I wrote earlier, Benh was unable to make it to very much at the festival, because of his [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 12th, 2008

Like the film itself, this story has (in its own way) a happy ending. As you probably read in my other posts below, Benh Zeitlin–the director of “Glory at Sea,” a miraculous short film that Rooftop co-funded–was in a brutal car accident the day of his first screening at SXSW. He’s doing much better now, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 11th, 2008

GO SEE “GLORY AT SEA!”
A few days ago, I posted below about “Glory at Sea!” a short film directed by Benh Zeitlin of Court 13 Productions. It’s a movie that Rooftop Films partially funded, and which is an amazing, uplifting, collaborative project, a mythical narrative about a community (set in post-Katrina New Orleans) coming [...]

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