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!

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.

9/19: American Factory | Free w/ RSVP

In this documentary, hopes soar when a Chinese company reopens a shuttered factory in Ohio. But a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream.

Explore NYC with us

Enjoy incredible savings while being a vital part of keeping the spirit of independent film alive and thriving in NYC!
IFP Filmmaker Lab 2019
Tue Sep 17 7:30 PM

IFP Filmmaker Lab 2019

Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

American Factory
Thu Sep 19 7:30 PM

American Factory

The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, Brooklyn

NBC’s Sunnyside: Special Queens Sneak Preview
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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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.

For Filmmakers

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.

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