• Joe's Violin

    A Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year old girl in the Bronx.

    Joe's Violin follows the unlikely journey of a violin, from a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor from Poland to a 12-year-old school girl in the Bronx. Produced by STF's executive director Raphaela Neihausen.

  • ALMOST SUNRISE - a documentary about an epic journey

    ALMOST SUNRISE tells the story of two friends, Tom and Anthony, who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.

    We are pleased to get behind the new film by STF alums Michael Collins and Mary Syjuco (Give Up Tomorrow). Check it out!

  • Unlocking the Cage: a new documentary

    Follows attorney Steve Wise’s fight to give animals personhood rights and break down the legal wall separating them from humans.

    We look forward to DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' new film!

  • Letters From Baghdad: A Film about Gertrude Bell

    A documentary on Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire, who drew Iraq's borders before disappearing from history

    Can't wait to see this new film by STF alum Zeva Oelbaum (produced AHEAD OF TIME). Covers the history of an amazing woman.

  • Hondros: A Life in Frames

    A documentary film about the life of photojournalist Chris Hondros, two-time Pulitzer finalist who was killed by hostile fire in Libya.

    An important film about a dear friend and talented photographer: Chris Hondros. Hondros showed his work at STF in the past and we're still devastated by his absence. Let's help his work live on. Please support this film!

  • First Comes Love

    Engaging new documentary about a 41-year-old woman’s adventure into single parenthood.

    Support STF alum Nina Davenport (PARALLEL LINES, OPERATION FILMMAKER) as she raises distribution funds for her latest film FIRST COMES LOVE.

  • TOUGH LOVE a documentary about the child welfare system

    TOUGH LOVE is a documentary film that explores the lives, homes and cases of families caught in the child welfare system.

    STF alum Stephanie Wang-Breal (Wo Ai Ni Mommy) launches her next project about the child welfare system.

  • The Dark Matter of Love

    Eleven-year-old Masha is learning to love her adoptive family through a scientific programme.

    New film by DOC NYC alum Sarah McCarthy (director of SOUND OF MUMBAI).

  • The Return

    The Return, a documentary film by Adam Zucker, explores the unique reality of being young and Jewish in Poland today.

    Check out STFer Adam Zucker's project "The Return" about being young and Jewish in Poland today.

  • Beyond Iconic: Distribution for film on Dennis Stock

    A portrait of a life fully realized and a look at what it takes to make great photography.

    Support DOC NYC alum Hanna Sawka purchase E&O insurance for BEYOND ICONIC, a moving portrait of legendary photography Dennis Stock.

  • Girl Model

    Girl Model a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces, camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality.

    STF was proud to show GIRL MODEL this past winter. Please support David & Ashley's Kickstarter campaign - and congrats to the newlyweds!

  • AFTER DISASTERS

    AFTER DISASTERS chronicles the devastating environmental and health impacts of 9/11 and the BP oil disaster, and their cover-ups.

    STF was proud to show TOOTIE'S LAST SUIT. Director Lisa Katzman's new film "After Disasters." explores the environmental and health impacts of both 9/11 and the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, and the cover-ups on the part of politicians and regulatory agencies

  • FOLLOW THE LEADER and Reality Check Interactive

    A teenage coming-of-age story. A live event that reveals what people really think. A way to more meaningful political dialogue in 2012.

    Long time STFer Jonathan Goodman Levitt needs your help to finish his film (7 years in the making!) that follows 3 conservative teenagers as they develop and refine their political identity.

  • American Promise

    A film 12-years in the making about the educational journey of two middle class African-American boys. Broadcasting on POV in 2013.

    Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster film themselves, their son Idris, and his best friend Seun over 12 years (age 5 - 17) as the boys navigate NYC prep school as black males.

  • The Mystery of Marie Jocelyne

    A suspense-filled documentary that investigates the alleged con artist and former film festival director Marie Castaldo.

    Rooftop Films' very own Dan Nuxoll goes in pursuit of con-artist Marie Jocelyne, in a very "stranger than fiction" story.

  • RICKY on LEACOCK a documentary by Jane Weiner

    A new documentary film by Jane Weiner on the legendary documentary film pioneer, Ricky Leacock.

    We were privileged to host Ricky Leacock at STF in 2008 (http://stfdocs.com/blog/comments/a_magical_night_of_storytelling_with_richard_leacock/) and paid tribute to him at DOC NYC 2011 (http://www.docnyc.net/featured/tribute-to-richard-leacock/).

  • DELTA BOYS

    DELTA BOYS tells the untold stories of the militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

    Filmmaker / photographer Andrew Berends is an STF regular and we are very excited to support his upcoming film.

  • ToasT

    My new play about the famous folklore hero Dolomite and other characters from the history of black oral narratives called Toasts.

    We got to know the incredible storyteller Lemon Andersen during DOC NYC (through the film "LEMON") and are excited to see his new work.

  • STUDIO H -- documentary film

    “Studio H” is a film which documents a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms.

    The team behind Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A. is back with a stirring film about the power of education.