Press Materials | Contact

Press Contact: Kelley Rand | (718) 417-7362 |

To schedule an interview please send an email with your specific request, deadline and
press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Additional press materials, festival passes, high resolution stills, full program notes,
film descriptions, venue info, schedule of events, and more available upon request.

Rooftop Films in the News:

New York’s pre-eminent outdoor Summer showcase.
—Sarah Salovaara, Filmmaker Magazine

The outdoor festival, known for staging unique events throughout New York City, has a reputation for financially supporting indie film and building buzz for up‐and‐coming filmmakers.
—Chris O’Falt, The Hollywood Reporter

A trailblazer in the NYC outdoor summer movie scene.
—John Del Signore, Gothamist

The Brooklyn-based nonprofit has built a reputation for nurturing new independent filmmakers, many of whom are moving toward wider discovery with their latest projects.
—Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

Though it may not have the nationwide recognition of, say, Sundance or SXSW, Rooftop annually shows many of the same films as those larger fests;
most importantly, though, it does so with a much more personal experience for both the filmmakers and audience members.

—Matt Barone, Complex Magazine

Rooftop Films [puts] together a stellar lineup of emerging indie hits to play at various venues around the city. You can get fresh air and see a film. It’s a can’t-miss event.
—Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects

Rooftop Films Mission:

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

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival. We are a community. We are a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals, between audience members and artists, between venues and neighborhoods. We at Rooftop believe that film is not only powerful as a creative medium, but that it can also serve as a vehicle for engaging audiences in a valuable dialogue about the issues facing their communities.