Archive for: Film Festivals

Sundance Review: “The Sound of Silence”

A successful “house tuner” in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people’s homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can’t solve. by Mark Elijah Rosenberg Rooftop Films was founded on the principle that there are secret spaces throughout New York, and curious people who want to […]

Sundance Review: “Hail Satan?”

A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real? by Mark Elijah Rosenberg At […]

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Josh Johnson

Sundance Review: “Share”

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. by Mark Elijah Rosenberg Images drift and blur, ’til it’s hard to tell what you’re looking at. Colorful lights phase on and off, ’til it almost becomes hypnotic. […]

Film Students: Become our next Programming Intern!

Film Students: Become our next Programming Intern!

Rooftop films seeks a hard working, dedicated individual to be our Fall Programming Intern – if you’re interested in film festival programming, independent film, arts administration, or non-profit management, apply today!

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Sean Baker (Tangerine)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Sean Baker (Tangerine)

We spoke with Sean Baker about the challenges of marrying quality filmmaking with social commentary, as well as his influences in making Tangerine (at Rooftop 7/07).

Rooftop Films Alumni and Grantees At SXSW

Rooftop Films Alumni and Grantees At SXSW

Films to look out for when you head town to Austin!

Interview with Hannes Brühwiler and Andrew Grant of Berlin’s UNKNOWN PLEASURES Festival

Interview with Hannes Brühwiler and Andrew Grant of Berlin’s UNKNOWN PLEASURES Festival

UNKNOWN PLEASURES presents American films far removed from Hollywood. Consistent in form and content, varied and adventurous, the films make for intelligent and engaging cinema that defies both Hollywood and mainstream independent film. Rooftop’s Danielle Kourtesis caught up with them to discuss their collaboration and this year’s selections.

Filmmakers: You Have One Month to Submit to Tribeca 2015!

Filmmakers: You Have One Month to Submit to Tribeca 2015!

Mark your calendars, filmmakers! There’s just one month left to submit your film to the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Two Great Films to See at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Two Great Films to See at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Watch premiere documentaries, experimental films, animation, and hybrid works at the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival!

Rooftop Films 2015 Submission Drive is Open!

Rooftop Films 2015 Submission Drive is Open!

Welcome! Whether this is your first time submitting or your 31st time, this blog post aims to answer any and all of your questions to make your submission process as easy as possible!

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