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Support Rooftop Films Today!

Please give to the Rooftop Films 2020 Emergency Fund. We can’t survive without your help.

At Rooftop Films we believe film, music, art and culture are meant to be shared. There are more ways to consume media than ever before, but the most lasting memories are those that occur communally, in an environment that encourages interaction, discussion, and shared, vibrant and emotionally rich experiences.

While we’re collectively sacrificing these kinds of experiences in support of our local and global community, your assistance now will help keep Rooftop Films strong in uncertain times. If you’re able, please donate now so that we can continue creating unforgettable community events as soon as we are able.

More than a film festival, Rooftop Films screenings are innovative, once-in a lifetime film events. We’ve refreshed the old traditions-taking the drive-in and turning it into an urban phenomenon on rooftops; taking the old concept of a film festival and turning it into a vibrant, thrilling event; taking independent film and bringing those works to new audiences that wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to them.

The Impact of Your Support

Just as you rely on Rooftop to bring the best new independent films in the world right to your neighborhood, we rely on your support to maintain the quality and accessibility of our programs. Donations from the public help to:

  • Bring ground breaking cinema, live music, filmmaker Q&As and other enhancements to bigger and more diverse crowds all across the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Expand our screenings in culturally underserved communities throughout the five boroughs.
  • Continue to increase our support for independent filmmakers to help them produce more groundbreaking new films.
  • Your donation – whether it’s $10 or $10,000 – is crucial to our effort to bring the best films in the world to rooftops and scenic spots of New York.

Donate on-line now or mail a check payable to Rooftop Films, to:

Rooftop Films
232 Third Street, Suite E106
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooftop Films Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity; all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Rooftop Films is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors.

Additional Ways To Support Rooftop Films

Annual Memberships

Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money. Benefits include discount tickets, the pre-booking of tickets, priority entry, and invitations to special member events & screenings all year long.

Please note, as we reconfigure our programming, new membership sign-ups are currently on hold.┬áIf you’re still interested in supporting the organization, consider making a donation at this time. Current Members: we’ll be in touch soon. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, email

Rooftop Special Projects

There are several projects in development with need of funding support including expansion of our Rooftop Community Fund, new Rooftop Filmmaker Fund awards and underwriting per artist diems which enable us to bring in visiting artists to supplement our film events. For more details on how you can make a difference creatively in your community please email Genevieve DeLaurier, Managing Director at genevieve (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com.

Rooftop Filmmakers Fund and Program Sponsorship

Our audience is reaching nearly 46,000 film lovers living in and around the greater New York area. If you have a company or service interested in supporting filmmakers or harnessing the power of Rooftop Films, please email sponsor (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com.

Gift of Stock And Estate Planning

To find out how to give gifts of stock, property or to include us in your estate plans please email Genevieve DeLaurier, Managing Director at genevieve (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com

The Kayla Thomas Filmmaker Grant

Created in commemoration of our dear friend and teammate Kayla Thomas. Each year Rooftop Films will donate $1,000 towards this filmmaker grant and any money raised from the public up to $5,000 will go directly towards this filmmaker grant. To contribute, click here.