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The Intern Experience

The Intern Experience

From my first day at the office to now, the most important thing I’ve learned about working at Rooftop Films is… it is what you make of it. This small, sometimes high stress environment is also the most intensive creative environment, and one from which I have learned a lot.

WATCH A WILL FERREL LOOK-ALIKE ALMOST GET HIS FACE BITTEN OFF BY A SNAPPING TURTLE

WATCH A WILL FERREL LOOK-ALIKE ALMOST GET HIS FACE BITTEN OFF BY A SNAPPING TURTLE

Todd Bieber, director of Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently trying to kick start his next project Turtle Derby Documentary and has just sent us a clip from the movie featuring a belligerent little snapping turtle.

Kickstart the Awesome Fest

Kickstart the Awesome Fest

Rooftop has partnered up with The Awesome Fest to bring Philadelphia an entire summer of completely FREE independent cinema. At Piazza at Schmidt’s, filmmakers, talent, and enthusiasts will come together for outdoor screenings of films direct from SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance. To inspire the growth of Philly’s independent film community, the Awesome Fest now needs your support.

Rooftop Films and the Kickstarter Film Festival in the New York Times

Rooftop Films and the Kickstarter Film Festival in the New York Times

The New York Times writes about the First Annual Kickstarter Festival, presented by Rooftop Films, and how Kickstarter.com is changing the world of independent film.

Rooftop Films Partners with Film Movement

Rooftop Films Partners with Film Movement

Rooftop Partners with Film Movement to provide distribution to one lucky short film from our festival, plus free DVD’s and more.

Filmmaker Interview “Inukshuk”

Filmmaker Interview “Inukshuk”

Rooftop Films spoke with Camillevis Thery about metaphysics and the communicative power of a simple line. See his short film “Inukshuk” TONIGHT at our “Dark ‘Toons” show.

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.

CHECK OUT <em>ST. NICK</em> AT 92Y TRIBECA ON FEB. 27 <br /> PLUS a Q&A with Director David Lowery <br />(discount for Rooftop Fans)

CHECK OUT ST. NICK AT 92Y TRIBECA ON FEB. 27
PLUS a Q&A with Director David Lowery
(discount for Rooftop Fans)

One of the finest fiction films we’ve ever shown at Rooftop is coming back to NYC on February 27–David Lowery’s St. Nick. The soft-spoken, thought-provoking director will be in town for a Q&A at the 92Y Tribeca.

JOB OFFER: GUN VIOLENCE REPORTING INTENSIVE

JOB OFFER: GUN VIOLENCE REPORTING INTENSIVE

Rooftop’s partners at DCTV are hiring 3 young filmmakers to go into NYC neighborhoods and document stories about gun violence.

SUNDANCE REVIEW: LUCY WALKER’S “WASTELAND” Because 99 Is Not 100

SUNDANCE REVIEW: LUCY WALKER’S “WASTELAND” Because 99 Is Not 100

Vik Muniz is an internationally-acclaimed artist best known for his playful recreations of famous masterpieces using quotidian materials–the peanut butter and jelly Mona Lisa, for example. But coming from a lower class background in Brazil, Muniz is now developing an interest in breaking out of art world gags and doing something more global, more socially significant.

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