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Gotham EDU

About the Gotham EDU

The Gotham EDU is dedicated to championing and empowering young professionals as they face the challenges of transitioning from student to industry professional.The Gotham EDU provides an engaging and collaborative environment that expands the creative and professional horizons of our participants and partnered academic communities. By prioritizing mentorship, resources, and community, Gotham EDU seeks to provide more equitable access to the Film and Media Industry for the next generation of storytellers.

2023 Programs

The Film and Media Career Development Program

The Gotham EDU Film and Media Career Development program allows students from across the country to learn from industry professionals and provides the resources needed to make informed and strategic decisions as they complete their academic studies.

During the 6-week virtual component of the program, students attend interactive discussions with industry leaders, develop creative concepts, and explore career opportunities. Students are exposed to a variety of career choices, gain a working knowledge of the film and media industry sectors, develop a creative concept, and engage with makers and industry leaders during Gotham Week 2023. Program Details can be found here.

Collaboration with BRIC Media Arts:

Select participants from session I will spend an additional two weeks in-person recording and editing a pitch presentation for their creative concept. Students will utilize BRIC’s television studios, field cameras, audio equipment, and media lab. Students will need to be in Brooklyn, NY in order to participate in this two-week session.

Program Dates:

Session I: Wednesday, June 5, 2023 – July, 14, 2023

Session II: Monday, July 17, 2023 – Friday, August 18, 2023

Deadline to apply is February 24th. Application can be found here

Recorded program info session with alum here.

The Gotham EDU Executive Leadership Program

The Gotham’s Executive Leadership program is designed to provide undergraduate women of color an opportunity to deepen their institutional knowledge in order to advance their film executive careers in the areas of Communications + Marketing, Development, and Distribution. More information about this year’s program and participants can be found here.

The Focus Features | JetBlue Short Film Student Showcase

The Focus Features | JetBlue Short Film Student Showcase provides master’s program students an incredible opportunity to participate in the Short Film Showcase – a unique commercial entry point for short thesis films entering the industry.

The Gotham celebrated the five winning student films at the 33rd Annual Gotham Awards in November of 2023. Winning filmmakers will be offered distribution on JetBlue’s airline platform and Focus Features digital streaming or VOD platforms. This opportunity gives five selected fiction short filmmakers a cash prize of $10k, media promotion and mentorship, as well as distribution potential with JetBlue and Focus Features.

Eligibility: Students must be nominated by a faculty member from their institution. Nominations will be considered beginning in August of 2023.

The Fall 2023 Gotham EDU x Colgate University NYC Study Group

Supporting the ever-expanding group of students majoring, minoring, or generally interested in Film & Media Studies, the NYC study group is designed to be of interest to students engaged in performing, media, and visual arts broadly. Located in New York City, the study group immerses 15 students in rich cultural and artistic scenes, offering students new opportunities and frameworks in which to engage with the arts circularly and co-circularly.


For more information about Gotham EDU and our programs please contact Cait Carvalho, Director of Curriculum, Gotham EDU.