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Expo

The Gotham Week Expo brings together partners from our Expanding Communities, Owning It, and Gotham EDU programs for the first time. The Expo will showcase thought leadership on the advancement of the film and media industries while amplifying partner organizations and communities.

The Expo will include both the Sessions, a collaboration between The Gotham and our Expanding Communities Partners, and the Showcase, a physical space for our partners within The Gotham’s Expanding Communities, Owning It, and Gotham EDU programs to showcase their community, members, and offerings.

The Sessions will kick off Gotham Week, taking place on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. The Showcase will take place on Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21.

Expo Sessions (September 17 & 18)

Saturday’s Expo Sessions will focus on Identity, offering education and support geared towards historically excluded filmmakers — filmmakers with disabilities and/or who are Black, African-American, Indigenous, People of Color, gender-diverse, LGBTQIA+, women, and/or from other historically excluded cultures.

Sunday’s Expo Sessions are on the topic of Career Sustainability, offering education and support for filmmakers to create and sustain careers while balancing other life priorities and discussion around opportunities to grow their careers in the industry. Career sustainability includes work-life balance, skill-building, security and employability, protection and health, networking, negotiating, work environments, goals, the intersection of these topics and identity, and much more.

Expo Sessions will also include The Gotham’s presentation on the findings, challenges, and solutions from Expanding Communities working groups sessions, a program launched at 2021 Gotham Week.

Schedule

All Gotham Week Expo Sessions will be held in person at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. View the full schedule below and follow the links for more details and to RSVP.

Saturday, September 17 – Identity

11 AM-12 PM ET | Transcendent Storytelling: A Conversation with Trans Filmmakers

— Presented with Film Fatales

12:15-1:15 PM ET | Creating Opportunities with Data

— Presented with Undocumented Filmmakers Collective

2:45-3:45 PM ET | Disability Inclusion in Film and Media

— Presented with ReelAbilities Film Festival

4-5 PM ET | Rethinking Black Storytelling

— Presented with The Black TV & Film Collective

Sunday, September 18 – Career Sustainability

11 AM-12 PM ET | Real Talk: Let’s Get Paid

— Presented with Brown Girls Doc Mafia

12:15-1:15 PM ET | Building Autonomous Film Communities

Presented with Islamic Scholarship Fund

2:45-3:45 PM ET | Cultivating Spaces for Artist-Centered Feedback

— Presented with New Orleans Film Society and Filmshop

4-5 PM ET | The Art of Making Microbudget Feature Films

— Presented with Black Film Space

Expo Showcase (September 19 – 21)

The Gotham Week Expo Showcase is a physical space at Gotham Week for partner organizations within The Gotham’s Expanding Communities, Owning It, and Gotham EDU programs to showcase their community, members, and offerings to Gotham members, industry, and the general public. Through this Showcase, attendees can connect and confer with various film communities that endeavor to support them.

Schedule

View the full schedule below and follow the links for more details and information about organizations attending and to RSVP.

Monday, September 19, 9 AM-1 PM ET

Tuesday, September 20, 9 AM-1 PM ET

Wednesday, September 21, 9 AM-1 PM ET