Press Materials | Contact

Press Contact: Kristen 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:

How Rooftop Films Helped Save the City’s Most Revered Film Event
—Eric Kohn, Indiewire

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

About Rooftop Films:

At Rooftop Films, we believe that film is powerful, not only as a creative medium, but as a vehicle for engaging in valuable dialogue with one another about the issues facing our communities. By bringing films directly to audiences, we foster connections between neighbors, artists, activists, youth and the unique spaces we all share.

A growing nonprofit organization, our mission at Rooftop Films is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers in outdoor locations, helping filmmakers to produce new films, and renting equipment & supporting film screenings citywide at low-cost to artists, nonprofits and community groups.

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival. We are a community. For over 24 years, Rooftop Films has been championing the work of independent filmmakers and bringing films rooted in compassion, solidarity, learning, togetherness, exploration, and inspiration to tens of thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City.