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The 2022 Awards Season with Gateway Film Center

Columbus’s home for film

Gateway Film Center is a nonprofit cinema committed to supporting storytellers and amplifying the impact of their work in our community. We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of independent, international, and acclaimed films we share on our screens, and highlighting the best stories during Awards Season is one of our favorite times of the year.

Join this year’s festivities at the Center.

The 2022 Awards Gala at Gateway Film Center presented by WOSU Public Media, Donna & Larry James, and CD92.9 FM.

As our biggest annual fundraiser, the Awards Gala is our way to gather the community in celebration of the films of the previous year. You are invited to walk the red carpet, enjoy a themed cocktail and delicious food, and watch the 94th Academy Awards with your fellow lovers of film, culture, and art.

Tickets are available for individuals ($75 each) and couples ($125 total). All Awards Gala tickets include two drink tickets, redeemable for cocktails, beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages.

To discuss sponsor and partnership opportunities, please contact us at or send us a note below.

Join us Sunday, March 27

Tickets on sale now

If you would like to purchase more than two (2) tickets to this year’s Gala, please contact us at

Kick things off on Tuesday, February 8:

Our Annual Nominations Breakfast

Free to attend, let us know you’re coming here.

Kick off the celebrations by watching the announcements live in The Torpedo Room with fellow film lovers, film critics, and members of our Film Center team.

The breakfast will start at 7:30AM, and beginning at 8:18AM, we’ll see Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross announce the nominations in all 23 categories.

See the 2022 Oscar Nominated Shorts with us

Coming to the Center on February 25

For the 17th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films in all three categories – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. The nominees are determined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from hundreds of qualifying films crafted by phenomenal artists across the globe.

We are thrilled to continue bringing their stories to Columbus every Awards Season.

Tickets available now:

Live Action Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Animated Shorts

A Note on Safety

Our priority is the safety and well-being of our audience, the people in our community, the artists we support, and our staff and volunteers. When planning your visit, please review our health and safety measures. If you have any questions, please contact

Guests at the Awards Gala will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend, and as of March 8, will no longer be required to wear face mask while attending the Film Center.

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Last year, with your support, we hosted a special awards festival weekend with in-person screenings of the Best Picture nominees alongside the 2021 short film programs.

Revisit the 2021 Awards Season

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