New York City is known for filmmaking, and great festivals like The New York Film Festival and Tribeca are constantly at the forefront when it comes to showcasing the talent of filmmakers from around the world. But veer slightly off the beaten path to the skyline of the Big Apple, and check out our favorite New York festival known as Rooftop Films. What started out in 1997 as film screenings on the roof of a newly graduated film student's apartment has now expanded across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The festival runs on weekends from May to September. (L-R) Founder and Artistic Director of Rooftop Films, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, director of 'Bellflower' Evan Glodell, Editor in Chief of indieWIRE Dana Harris and Programming Director of Rooftop Films, Dan Nuxoll attend the 'Bellflower' New York premiere at Automotive High School on July 15, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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