ABOUT ROOFTOP FILMS
Rooftop Films is known internationally as one of the most dynamic film festivals in the world. In 2011, we screened more than 25 feature films, almost all of which are New York, U.S. or World Premieres. We showed 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. We have also begun to expand to other cites. In recent years, Rooftop screened films outdoors in Los Angeles, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Camden (Maine) and others. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors.
The Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series, our 16th year of “Underground Movies Outdoors,” will run every weekend from May 11-August 18, with special events in September.
Programming for the 2012 Summer Series includes feature-length films and programs of shorts, all new, all independent. Most of the feature films are either New York, US or World Premieres. Most screenings will include a filmmaker Q & A. Films represent a diverse range of documentaries, fiction, drama, comedy animation and more. We couple films with venues, and connect artists with audiences so that each event is unique and memorable.