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Rooftop Films

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Media & Broadcasting

Location

232 3rd St.Suite E-106Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Rooftop Films is a 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 But Rooftop Films is more than a film festival. We are a community. We are a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals, between audience members and artists, between venues and neighborhoods. Our goal is to nurture a vibrant independent filmmaking community not only by exhibiting the work of low-budget filmmakers but also by providing essential support systems for those who otherwise have none. Rooftop Films is keeping this vital mode of filmmaking alive and well in New York City and beyond.

Description

Rooftop Films is known internationally as one of the most dynamic film festivals in the world. In 2009, we will screen more than 20 feature films, almost all of which are New York, U.S. or World Premieres. We'll also show over 150 short films in themed programs which have received accolades for being smart, entertaining, and filled with astonishing movies. This combination of brilliant, original programming and stunning outdoor venues makes Rooftop Films one of the best-attended film festivals in New York. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors.

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