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

Though we are all social distancing right now, there will soon come a time for us to safely celebrate together, and once again communally experience the uplifting power of truly innovative filmmaking. When that beautiful moment arrives, and the summer breeze blows open the door, Rooftop Films wants to be there to make those events come to life—but that can only happen with your help. If it’s within your means, we hope that you can support Rooftop Films today.

For 24 years, we’ve been 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. Please donate today, so that our mission can live on.

Become a Member

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. If 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

Donate to Rooftop Films

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. 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. Click here to donate now.

COVID-19 Resources

As the situation progresses, we’ll continue to gather resources and information as it becomes available for artists, filmmakers, freelancers, film festival and cinema workers, and the greater NYC community affected by COVID-19 here. If you have information you’d like to share with us, please get in touch at

Become a Rooftop Films Sponsor

Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films has become a cultural institution, a festival that attracts large audiences and media attention for everything we do. Rooftop has partnered with hundreds of innovative brands over the years, and association with Rooftop Films affords sponsors a highly targeted property for reaching their desired audience. Click here to learn more.


Rooftop Films is a 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.