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Filmmaker Close Up: Wrestle

Meet Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer, director and co-director of Wrestle, which makes its New York Premiere at Rooftop Films on Friday, June 8th. The film documents the experiences and struggles of the J.O. Johnson High School wrestling team with intimacy, nuance, and the empathy all-too-infrequently seen in nonfiction filmmaking. We spoke with Herbert and […]

On Set @ Green-Wood Cemetery

In film and at our events, place is key. This summer, we’ll dive into the history of our newest venues and we start with Green-Wood Cemetery, host to Opening Night, Damsel, New York Nonfiction and more to be announced soon. “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue . […]

The Filmmaker’s Fund Grantees Go to Sundance 2018

The Filmmaker’s Fund Grantees Go to Sundance 2018

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But the programs that support Rooftop grantees and alumni filmmakers, like those listed below, depend on your support.  *** The upcoming Sundance Film Festival lineup was recently announced and there is a […]

A Message from Rooftop Founder Mark Elijah Rosenberg

A Message from Rooftop Founder Mark Elijah Rosenberg

When I first started Rooftop Films 22 years ago, it was just me and a few friends, working for free, because it was fun to do, because we thought filmmakers and audience members enjoyed it. I remember in those early years, when we were only doing a few events per year, when the audiences were […]

Short Films for the Shortest Day of the Year

Short Films for the Shortest Day of the Year

        Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. We’ve supported a lot of filmmakers and we depend on your support to make this work happen.  *** Whether giving grants like the ones announced earlier […]

Watch this Weekend: The Kings of Christmas

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. Like the protagonists in this film, we try and keep New York City weird and wonderful depend on your support to make this work happen.  *** As we program films […]

2017 Year In Review

2017 Year In Review

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But as you can see below, we do a lot with the resources we have and we depend on your support to make this work happen.  *** Feature Films: 30 […]

Women Filmmakers that Rooftop Films has Supported (And So Should You)

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter. Championing voices like the ones below takes hard work and financial resources. These types of asks are awkward, we get it, we’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film-lovers, just like you. We depend on your support to do this work. *** Like awards-season clockwork, I once again find […]

Five Times Rooftop Films Got Political

These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But we depend on your support to create the meaningful and impactful events like the ones pictured below. Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter. *** THE MARIBOR UPRISINGS: A LIVE PARTICIPATORY FILM Filmmakers Maple Razsa […]

Weird and Wonderful Rooftop Events

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter. These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But we depend on your support to create wild and innovative events like the ones pictured below. *** It a time when audiences have unlimited options available at their […]

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