(For those who don’t know, I was a co-founder and co-director of this Brooklyn-based film festival from 1998 to about 2004. I’m very proud of that association, but deserve none of the credit for its current successes.)
The organization has grown steadily and tremendously over the past few years. It’s now one of the largest film festivals in New York (measured by number of films, filmmakers, and screenings, as well as attendance, though certainly not budget or staff size). They still maintaining a personal touch to everything while showing the best short film programs of any festival in world.
They’re getting more and more recognition in the industry. Mark Elijah Rosenberg, the other co-founder and current Artistic Director was on the short film jury for Sundance this year. There are other things in the works that I can’t tell you about right now, but suffice it to say that it would be an exciting time to work for Rooftop.