05/25 | This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023

It's time! Tickets are now on sale for the opening night of our 27th Summer Series, an evening of unforgettable new short films under the stars at historic Green-Wood Cemetery. New Rooftop members get two free tickets to Opening Night! Join or renew by Wednesday, February 1st, to unlock the offer and receive your code.
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2023 Summer Series Submissions Now Open

In 2022, Rooftop celebrated its 26th Annual Summer Series, our signature program of new independent cinema, and we already can't wait to do it all over again next year! Submit your work(s) now for a chance to participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, artist-friendly festivals in the world!
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Partner Event

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Partner Event

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Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money and support independent filmmakers and their work. Benefits include discount tickets, early access to tickets, priority entry, and invitations to exclusive member events, virtual film programming & special screenings all year long. Memberships also make great gifts!

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This year, at a time when shared in person cultural experiences were incredibly challenging, Rooftop Films found a way to bring people together safely at our drive-in theaters and we couldn’t have done that without your support. Your donations help keep Rooftop Films strong in these uncertain times. If you’re able, please donate now so that we can continue supporting filmmakers and creating unforgettable experiences for our communities.

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