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A letter from our Founder, Mark Elijah Rosenberg

A letter from our Founder, Mark Elijah Rosenberg

A personal appeal from Rooftop Films Founder and Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg.

ROOFTOP LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP W/ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, “BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY” & “LOS HEREDEROS” TO HAVE US PREMIERES

ROOFTOP LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP W/ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, “BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY” & “LOS HEREDEROS” TO HAVE US PREMIERES

Rooftop Films (NYC) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) have joined forces to present two remarkable films from IFFR 2009 in Rooftop’s Summer Series. Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly by Edwin (Indonesia) and Los Herederos by Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico) will be screened on July 17 and 18, 2009 with the filmmakers and IFFR […]

SAT. 6/13: “PERSONA NON GRATA” – US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC<br />WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR, FABIO WUYTACK

SAT. 6/13: “PERSONA NON GRATA” – US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC
WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR, FABIO WUYTACK

On Saturday, June 13, Rooftop Films will host the US Premiere of Persona Non Grata, a documentary directed by Fabio Wuytack and co-funded by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. The film tells the story of the filmmaker’s father, Franz Wuytack, a sculptor who spent many years in the 1970s as a missionary in Venezuela, fighting for […]

April 2-8: 15TH AND FINAL NYUFF

April 2-8: 15TH AND FINAL NYUFF

New York Underground Film FestivalApril 2-8, 2008@ Anthology Film Archiveswww.nyuff.com Tickets March 27 @ 9:45pm Selections from the 2007 NYUFF@ IFC CenterTickets The New York Underground Film Festival, a venerable anti-establishmentarian institution, the godfather of all “Underground” film festivals, will be hosting its 15th and Final installation in April, and then doing what any good […]

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

A quick update in the ongoing saga of Benh Zeitlin and “Glory at Sea!” You can read the backstory here, here, and here. Very nice posts were also written by The Austin Chronicle, Slamdance, and Spout. As I wrote earlier, Benh was unable to make it to very much at the festival, because of his […]

ROOFTOP STAFF & ALUMS AT SXSW ’08

ROOFTOP STAFF & ALUMS AT SXSW ’08

A lot has been written about the South by Southwest Film Festival and their support of the Austin film community and the “Mumblecore” movement. Personally, I love the idea of indie filmmakers bonding, working together, supporting each other. You can say that the importance of the those scenes is blown out of proportion, and that […]

IFC MEDIA LAB and RED BULL – WEB SERIES COMPETITION

IFC MEDIA LAB and RED BULL – WEB SERIES COMPETITION

Here at Rooftop Films, we’re thrilled to collaborate with IFC.com to host short films on their website. We’ve always wanted to put shorts online, and IFC was the perfect platform for the type of creative, unique, daring short films we show, and exposes thousands of new viewers to these distinct movies. IFC’s Media Lab teamed […]

IFP – INDEPENDENT FILM LABS<br>Deadlines March 7 (Documentary) & April 11 (Narrative)

IFP – INDEPENDENT FILM LABS
Deadlines March 7 (Documentary) & April 11 (Narrative)

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival–we are a community, and we aim to provide more than just a screening for our filmmakers. Obviously, we want to have their films seen by new, large audiences at our shows, but we also want to help the films be seen elsewhere–at other festivals, on our TV […]

IMPORTANT HEARING: SUPPORT FREE PUBLIC MEDIA

IMPORTANT HEARING: SUPPORT FREE PUBLIC MEDIA

WE URGE YOU TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT MNN,PUBLIC ACCESS TV & COMMUNITY MEDIA THURS. FEB. 7th from 3-7pm! INFO Rooftop Films has a TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and the fate of our show, and of community media in New York City, is at stake. As you may know, MNN, the Public Access […]

“FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART: AMOS VOGEL AND CINEMA 16”

“FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART: AMOS VOGEL AND CINEMA 16”

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 8PMRooftop Films & Stranger Than Fiction co-present“Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16“a feature-length documentary by Paul Croninat The IFC Center | Tickets We at Rooftop Films are proud to be co-presenting this film because we certainly consider ourselves descendents of Amos Vogel’s Cinema 16. I think one of […]

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