Gotham Week 2022
“The Gotham Announces Project Market Slate for Gotham Week 2022”
on July 27, 2022
142 Projects Selected for 44th Annual Gotham Week Project Market
Taking Place In-Person and Virtually September 17-23, 2022
(August 1, 2022 – New York, NY) – The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced today the slate for its Project Market, which will be held during Gotham Week September 17-23, 2022, in person at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Concurrent virtual programming and events are also planned. The selection includes 142 fiction and nonfiction features, series, and audio projects, all in development and production stages. The Project Market, which turns 44 this year, has supported independent artists working in visual storytelling for decades and, in recent years, has extended its support towards series in all formats including audio storytelling.
“Covering a wide range of formats, subjects, and genres, this year’s Project Market slate features some of the boldest and most exciting voices in independent storytelling,” said Jeffrey Sharp, The Gotham’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to Gotham Week at Brooklyn Navy Yard where we look forward to supporting these excellent projects in person. As always, we are extremely grateful for our new and returning sponsors who provide critical support to independent creators and new voices in media.”
The slate, featuring both U.S. and international projects, comprises 65 fiction feature and series projects, 60 documentary feature and series projects, and a range of 17 diverse audio projects in multiple genres. These numbers include 25 international projects across several programming sections chosen in collaboration with 13 of The Gotham’s international presenting partners: Australian International Screen Forum; International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart; CoPro – The Israeli Coproduction Market; Durban FilmMart; European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE); French in Motion; Israel Film Fund; Los Cabos International Film Festival; National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) and KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC); Screen Scotland; Telefilm Canada; and TorinoFilmLab.
The Gotham Week Project Market is the only international co-production market in the U.S. featuring stories for multiple platforms from independent creators. The event hosts pre-scheduled one-to-one industry meetings dedicated to elevating the work of independent artists and facilitating career-spanning relationships with distributors, financiers, production companies, festival programmers, sales/talent agents and other potential collaborators. These invaluable relationships continue well beyond the span of Gotham Week.
Over the past few years, industry attendees at Gotham Week have made early connections with the creators of works now in distribution such as Aftershock (Hulu); Beba (NEON); Nanny (Blumhouse/Prime Video); Resurrection (IFC Films); Ascension (NEON); Free Chol Soo Lee (MUBI); Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (Focus Features/Peacock); Poser (Oscilloscope); My Old School (Magnolia Pictures), Clara Sola (Oscilloscope), Ma Belle, My Beauty (Good Deed); Crip Camp (Netflix); American Factory (Netflix); The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24); Miss Juneteenth (Vertical Entertainment); Stray (Magnolia Pictures); Lingua Franca (ARRAY); Selah and the Spades (Amazon Studios); Monos (NEON); I’m No Longer Here (Netflix); The Man Who Sold His Skin (Samuel Goldwyn Films); House of Hummingbird (Well Go USA); and The Truffle Hunters (Sony Pictures Classics).
Past films and alumni that have gotten their start at Gotham Week include Moonlight (Barry Jenkins), Crip Camp (James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Behn Zeitlin), Pariah (Dee Rees), The Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay), Slacker (Richard Linklater), Clerks (Kevin Smith), Roger and Me (Michael Moore), Down By Law & Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz) among many others.
The Project Market meetings will be held in person Monday, September 19th – Wednesday, September 21st, while Project Market virtual meetings will take place on Thursday, September 22nd, and Friday, September 23rd.
As previously announced, Gotham Week will also feature its usual Gotham Week Conference exploring the art and business of film and media today, and the inaugural Gotham Week Expo, which will bring together partners from The Gotham’s 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 Gotham and Gotham Week are generously supported by a group of loyal corporate, foundation and government benefactors. The 2022 Sponsors include Premier Sponsors Amazon Studios and Netflix; Platinum Sponsor Audible; and Gold Sponsors SAGindie and WarnerMedia. Gotham Week is also supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The full list of 142 projects participating in the 2022 Gotham Week Project Market is available here.
SPOTLIGHT ON DOCUMENTARIES
Presenting 60 documentary features and nonfiction series ranging from an early financing stage (early development/production) to those nearing completion (post-production or rough-cut), this section includes emerging and established artists in nonfiction from the U.S. and internationally.
#NunsToo directed by Lorena Luciano and produced by Filippo Piscopo. An Italian Catholic journalist, a U.S. survivor, and five Indian nuns are on a quest to shatter another systemic Church cover-up: priests forcing nuns and women they abused into abortions.
American Union directed by Brett Wallace, written by Ben Evans James, and produced by Geoff Arbourne and Brett Wallace. A story of survival erupts in Alabama as coal miners endure a bitter strike to save their jobs while nearby Amazon workers fight to unionize.
Black Snow directed by Alina Simone and produced by Kirstine Barfod and Alina Simone. This taut thriller follows homemaker-turned-journalist Natalia Zubkova as she fights to reveal the environmental catastrophe unfolding deep in Siberian coal country.
A Body To Live In directed and written by Angelo Madsen Minax and produced by Lyle Kash. A Body To Live In is a film about the luminary trans historical icon Fakir Musafar, whose artwork brought body modification to queer culture.
This article is from The Gotham and is republished under a creative commons license.