The Gotham Film & Media Institute

The Gotham Film & Media Institute

55 Washington St., Suite 324
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 465-8200

Soheil Rezayazdi
Nonfiction Programs Manager

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1981
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2004
Number of sponsored projects: 300

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Application fee, $50; annual membership fee, $100; administrative fee: 6% of contributions totaling up to $150,000; 5% of contributions between $150,001 and $400,000; 4% of contributions between $400,001 and $600,000; 3% of contributions over $600,001.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Other: Must be a noncommercial film/video-based project.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture

Services we offer projects:

  • Other: Gotham membership benefits, which include waived submission fees to our Project Market and Lab programs.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved grant relationship

Organization description:
The Gotham celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers and pathways to wider recognition. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Gotham Labs, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Awards, Gotham EDU, Owning It and Expanding Communities.