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After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit The Gotham has evolved into the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, The Gotham has supported the production of 10,000 films and provided resources to more than 30,000 filmmakers’ voices that otherwise might not have been heard. The Gotham believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism.

Sponsorship of The Gotham’s signature programs offers companies a chance to be a integral part of unique, longstanding, key industry events, and provides the opportunity to position your company before established and emerging filmmakers, as well as major industry players in the world of film.

Thank you for considering The Gotham Sponsorship. For more information, please contact: Steven Pfeiffer, Development Manager: 212-465-8200 x219

Gotham Awards™

The Gotham Awards™, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that The Gotham does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.


VIP Tables

Amazon Studios; Colgate University; Searchlight Pictures.

Indie Tables

A24; Film Manufacturers Inc.; SAGindie; Utopia.

Patron Tables

Amblin Partners; Apple; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Blumhouse Television/Showtime; Central Casting; Cinereach; Creative Artists Agency; Entertainment Partners; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; FX Networks; Likely Story; Loeb & Loeb LLP; National Geographic; Pryor Cashman LLP RadicalMedia; Sloss Eckhouse LawCO LLP / Cinetic Media; Topic/Topic Studios; Virginia Film Office; William Morris Endeavor.

Gotham Week

Formerly known as the IFP Market, Gotham Week is the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. Gotham Week is qualitatively and quantitatively the best and biggest opportunity in the nation for an independent filmmaker to find a funder or producer. Contained within Gotham Week is the No Borders program which is supported by established funding bodies (Consulate General of Israel, Proimágenes Colombia, South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, and Telefilm Canada) and support organizations (ACE, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Biennale College – Cinema, Cinemart, NFDC Cinemas of India/Film Bazaar, EAVE, Guanajuato Co-Production Market, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Israel Film Fund, Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge, Jerusalem Pitch Point, Sofia Independent Film Festival, Sundance Institute, TorinoFilmLab, and Vina Del Mar Training & Networks, Chile).


Gotham Labs

The Gotham’s Labs for Narrative and Documentary Features. The only free program in the U.S. supporting first-time feature directors at the crucial rough cut/post production stage. The Gotham seeks to ensure that at least 50% of the participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key positions.