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KODAK  Partners With Rooftop Films for Movie Marathon 

July 25, 2018

News Facts

  • Kodak is partnering with Rooftop Films for Movie Marathon, a festival showcasing independent films made using only Kodak video cameras and film.

  • Movie Marathon will take place on July 29, 2018, at The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 4pm.

  • Tickets are $11 and refreshments will be served.

  • Rooftop Films is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities through work produced by emerging filmmakers.

  • Kodak partners with Rooftop Films in honor of its UFVF/KODAK Student Scholarship Award, which is open to all students and is judged based on professional filmmaking potential and academic excellence. All of the proceeds from Movie Marathon will go towards the scholarship fund.

  • Rooftop films helps filmmakers produce work by providing equipment rental at low-cost and supporting citywide film screenings in outdoor locations.

  • Movie Marathon will be hosted by Michael Spartum, the events manager at Kodak. 


  • "We are looking forward to 'Movie Marathon' to hopefully inspire local artists to apply for our scholarship program and one day show their own work at a festival like this one." -Kodak CEO Jeffrey Clarke 

  • "The Rooftop Films community is excited to be partnering with Kodak to bring attention to our past, present and future projects. We look forward to inspiring others to engage in valuable dialogue about the issues within their communities and join our community of filmmakers."- Rooftop Films Festival and Programming Coordinator Maria Rhodes


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  • Kodak is a technology company, founded in Rochester, New York, that provides hardware, software and consumables and serves to companies, universities and government agencies. The company has 6,100 employees and, in 2017, had revenues of $16 million.

  • Rooftop Films was founded in 1997 by filmmaker Mark Elijah Rosenberg in New York City. Rooftop Films premiers new independent short and feature films from first time filmmakers, outside artists, seasoned film professionals and underrepresented directors.

For More Information

Vanessa Rojas-Castillo

Director of Media Relations



The following information is not intended to be factual but is part of a class assignment on writing social media news releases at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, July 2018. All information is intended to be sourced appropriately.

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