2018 Year in Review

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter

These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But the programs that support Rooftop grantees and alumni filmmakers, like those listed below, depend on your support


Feature Films Shown: 31

Short Films shown: 116

Bands & Musical Performances: 40

The crowd danced to the music preceding EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA 

LITERS of faygo at The ICP show after Family: 344

Events Featuring a Performance From the Film: 16

The sensual performance from and following This One’s For the Ladies is pictured below

The leading ladies of The Gospel of Eureka came up from Arkansas for a gospel drag show! 

Shows with crowdsurfing or stagedives: 2

Home Video/Found Footage Films: 33

Experimental Films: 31

Comedies: 35

Animated Films: 43

Foreign Films: 51

VR Projects: 1

An audience member experiences Plant Room during Dark Toons


roses at our Romantic short film programs: 50

wristbands given out at the door: 42,700

books recommended by the brooklyn library: 437

lbs of ice to chill your beers + cocktails: 11,340

VOlunteer pizzas: 360 for 360 volunteers

Free Screenings: 31

Summer Series Screening Venues: 18

2  New Venues Green-Wood cemetery and Brooklyn army terminal, (pictured below)

rental shows: 350

most unique rental venue:

otisville correctional facility

rooftop events during sundance: 3

We partnered with True/False Film Festival and SundanceTV to bring Gimme Truth to Opening Night of the Sundance Film Festival

A Few friends stopped by rooftop events:

and finally, our Largest Q&A: En El Septimo Dia

Learn more about what’s in the works for 2019 on Kickstarter