2020 Summer Series submissions now open!
In May 2020, we will begin celebrating our 24th year of presenting the best independent films outdoors in New York City. If selected, you will participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world!MORE INFO
9/16: The Eyeslicer: Season Two — World Premiere
Join us under the stars and in the cemetery to celebrate the world-premiere of The Eyeslicer season two.Online sales are closed. You can purchase tickets at the box office starting at 7 PM!
9/17: IFP Filmmaker Lab 2019 | Free w/ RSVP
This outdoor screening features excerpts from the ten narrative and ten documentary films participating in the 2019 IFP Filmmaker Labs, which are dedicated to filmmakers in post-production on their first feature-length films.RSVP
Tue Sep 17 7:30 PM
IFP Filmmaker Lab 2019
Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Thu Sep 19 7:30 PM
The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Tue Sep 24 7:45 PM
NBC’s Sunnyside: Special Queens Sneak Preview
Museum of the Moving Image
Become a Member
The Summer Series is officially here—explore the city with NYC's largest outdoor film celebration. Your membership will provide you with free and discounted Summer Series tickets, priority entry at screenings, invitations to special events, and first-access to Summer Series tickets, all starting at just $40!
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As a nonprofit organization, your support is vital to our unique work. By bringing films directly to neighborhoods throughout the city, Rooftop Films creates inspiring environments that truly change the way people interact with and think of their community, their neighbors, the city, and the global issues that affect us all. Donate or become a member on our Kickstarter today!
Rooftop Films travels around the city presenting events on rooftops, parks, and other scenic spots--celebrating and exploring film, music, art and the spectacular locales themselves, and giving you the chance to explore hidden corners of the city.
Rooftop Films is more than a film festival—we are a film community. When a filmmaker is selected to screen with us, they become part of that community forever. From then on, we'll support that film and filmmaker in every way we can.