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2021 Gotham Week Dates Announced! September 19th - September 24th

The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit


The Gotham EDU is a consortium of academic communities and non-profit organizations that share The Gotham’s goal of establishing transparency relating to career progression, the necessary skills and accessible entry points needed in order to create a more diverse and equitable ecosystem within the entertainment industry. The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit will take place over the course of three days and will include panels and roundtable discussions with administrators and faculty from partnered institutions who share our vision and are excited to collaborate with The Gotham. 
We cordially invite you to the Gotham EDU virtual Summit keynote event, The Power of Narrative in Creating Social Change taking place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2:15pm – 3:15pm EST. Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute will moderate a discussion with Stephen Friedman exploring EDU programming opportunities that will support social impact campaigns that harness the power of “effective” stories, engage audiences, and prompt action. Keynote speaker Stephen Friedman is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning creator of social impact campaigns and former President of MTV. He currently is an advisor for SY Partners and Viacom CBS Entertainment. Please RSVP by Friday, February 5, 2021 to Cait Carvalho, Director, Gotham EDU (
 Presented by The MTV Entertainment Group Gotham EDU Joel Schumacher and Sonia Cranshaw Scholarship Program.




Gotham Documentary Feature Lab is Open For Submissions




The Gotham Documentary Feature Lab ​formerly known as the IFP Documentary Lab, is a year-long mentorship program for first-time documentary feature directors in post-production. The Lab remains steadfast to its founding objective: to support filmmakers as they prepare to finish and release their debut feature films. Selected Fellows will convene three times a year to receive creative feedback on their work as well as strategic mentorship in regards to developing, and achieving, their goals within the rapidly evolving ecosystem of film distribution and exhibition. The first module is May 17th - May 21st. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2021. Gotham labs are open to Gotham members only. ​

We will host an information session about the Documentary Feature Lab on Tuesday, February 9th at 5 PM ET. RSVP here.

Renew or Join The Gotham for 25% off by February 28th using code GOTHAM25 on membership levels Digital, Gotham Z, Essential, or Pro.


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