This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023

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This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023

For 27 years, Rooftop has celebrated the start of the summer with the best shorts of the past year. Come party with us at the cemetery!

When and where

Date and time


Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 4 hours 14 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Date: Thursday, May 25th

Venue: Green-Wood Cemetery

Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

7:45 PM: Doors Open

8:15 PM: Live Music

9:00 PM: Films Begin

10:30 PM: Q&A with Filmmakers

10:40 PM: After-Party

Rooftop members get exclusive access to tickets from now until the General Admission sale begins at 10 AM EST on Wednesday, January 18th!

New Rooftop members get two free tickets to Opening Night! Join or renew by Wednesday, February 1st, to unlock the offer and receive your code.

Already a member? You can either buy your tickets now, use your yearly free ticket allotment for Opening Night, or save it for another show!

  • To buy tickets, click "Get tickets" above, insert your unique member code in the "Promo Code" box, press "Apply", and continue on with checkout.
  • To use your yearly free ticket allotment, click "Get tickets" above, insert your unique member ticket code (ending in "-TIX") in the "Promo Code" box, press "Apply", and continue on with checkout.

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This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023

Stay tuned for our programming announcement: we're (as always) incredibly excited about the line up, but are keeping it our own little secret for a while longer.





Can I bring food and drinks?

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.

Where will the screening take place within Green-Wood Cemetery?

Check in will be at the main entrance on 25th Street and 5th Avenue, but the screening location will be about 5-6 minute walk up a relatively steep, paved hill from there. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages. Identification is required when presenting proof of vaccination, and at events where alcohol will be served.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit

I am a Rooftop Films member. How do I use my member benefits?

Upon joining as a member you received a unique member ticket code. Click "Tickets" on this page and then "Enter promo code". Enter your unique member code and press "Apply". Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring your ticket! Just give your name / name of the ticket holder at the door for entry.

You didn't answer my questions!

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