The Gotham Film and Media Institute has revealed the programming for 2023 Variety Gotham Week, equipped with a slate of panel discussions, screenings and Q&As with an array of film and media creators, Variety can exclusively reveal.
Taking place between Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 in New York City, the week will kick off with The Expo, a leadership program hosted by The Gotham’s expanding communities partner organizations. A panel taking a deeper look into The Inclusion List will be hosted by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Adobe Foundation.
Featured organizations include Asian American Documentary Network, Black Film Space, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Center for Asian American Media, Film Festival Alliance, Islamic Scholarship Fund, Minorities in Film, New Orleans Film Society, Film Shop and ReelAbilities Film Festival.
Conversations and screening Q&As between Academy Award nominee Raoul Peck (“Silver Dollar Road”), Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams (“Cassandro”) and Chloe Domont (“Fair Play”) will take place throughout the week. Film offices from Virginia, Mississippi and Missouri will hold sessions and varying projects in their states.
“We are thrilled to host, in partnership with Variety, this year’s Gotham Week, which includes the second year of The Expo. The Expo serves as a platform for our partners and collaborators to discuss the challenges in our industry, while also providing solutions and clear opportunities for our community to advance their careers,” said Kia Brooks, deputy director of The Gotham. “We also couldn’t be more excited to provide our community with insights on the impressive careers and projects of filmmakers like Raoul Peck, Roger Ross Williams, and Chloe Domont.”
The partnership will leverage the rich history Gotham Week, with Variety’s annual Business of Broadway presented by City National Bank, which celebrates the annual New York issue on newsstands Oct. 4.
“The Gotham is the right partner for Variety to collaborate with on an expanded New York program,” said Dea Lawrence, chief operating and marketing officer at Variety. “We can leverage our best-in-class brands to reach a greater in-person audience in New York and to stream these exciting NY based events across Variety’s global audience of 33 million unique visitors a month.”