My screening at Rooftop was one of the most memorable nights of my life—seeing my New York movie in a distinctly New York locale, with the most attractive, stylish and enthusiastic audience I can imagine… Rooftop does more than program unusual films in remarkable locations (and vice versa)—it fosters a deep sense of community among New York independent filmmakers, one that is sorely needed. As trite as it sounds, Rooftop has made a lot of indie dreams possible—including my own.” —Lena Dunham, Director of Tiny Furniture and creator and star of HBO’s Girls
At Rooftop Films they believe that the role of a festival is to help filmmakers bring their work to bigger audiences, not to profit from their ambition, so they do everything that they can to make it easier for filmmakers to send in their work. Their submission and admission fees are kept low so that filmmakers and audience members can, at least in one small way, contribute equally to the Rooftop community and neither need be saddled by any unfair expense. And a struggling filmmaker need never despair: no film will ever be turned away due to lack of funds.
If you submit your work to Rooftop Films you automatically get 2 free tickets to any one Rooftop Summer Series show, whether or not they are able to screen your film. All submissions not made through Without A Box must include our submission form or you can submit via Without A Box. If you are submitting via Without A Box, please DO NOT include a submission form.
Earlybird: $12, postmarked by December 5, 2012
Regular: $17 ($12 via WAB), postmarked by January 15, 2013
Late: $22 ($17 via WAB), postmarked by February 15, 2013
Without A Box Extended: $20, March 1, 2013*
*Without A Box members only.
Click here for DEADLINES, GUIDELINES, RULES and SUBMISSION FEES.
Then you can mail any submissions to:
285 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Attn: Film Submissions