Over the past 21 years, because of supporters like you, Rooftop has become one of the leading independent film organizations in the country. We believe it is critical that our voices be heard, our stories told, and that these ground-breaking films are brought to as many people as possible in the most innovative and inspiring ways possible.

At Rooftop we care deeply about the impact we have on the city and the international cultural community. And we know you care too. As a non-profit organization, your support is vitally important. Help us continue to bring films and experiences rooted in compassion, tolerance, learning, togetherness, and exploration to tens of thousands of people in every borough of New York City.

The 2018 Rooftop Films Gala

Join us on February 15 for a boisterous, celebratory, Rooftop-style party that brings together the brightest leaders and lovers of the film community. This year we will be honoring two of the most gifted and fearless filmmakers working in film today: Yance Ford, whose hauntingly intimate documentary Strong Island brought a fresh perspective to conversations about race and violence; and Sean Baker, who has been redefining realism in cinema for years with brilliant films like Starlet, Tangerine, and this year’s breakout, The Florida Project. Click here to learn more.

Become A Member

Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money. Benefits include: Discount tickets, pre-booking of tickets, priority entry, invitations special member events and screenings all year long. Memberships also make great gifts! Click here to learn more.

Donate to Rooftop Films

Just as you rely on Rooftop to bring the best new independent films in the world right to your neighborhood, we rely on your support to maintain the quality and accessibility of our programs. Your donation – whether it’s $10 or $10,000 – is crucial to our effort to bring the best films in the world to rooftops and scenic spots of New York. Click here to learn more.

Become a Rooftop Films Sponsor

With more than 45 different evenings throughout the summer, more than 130 different films, and dozens of additional events throughout the year, Rooftop can put together a cinematic happening that complements your brand and creates an unforgettable experience. Click here to learn more.


Rooftop Films is a is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors.