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Gateway Film Center is a nonprofit cinema committed to supporting storytellers and amplifying the impact of their work in our community.

Mission Statement

We believe in the power of movies to strengthen, unite, challenge, and inspire our community. As a nonprofit cinema, we are committed to screening films from around the world within a sustainable business model. We curate an experience where the stories shown on our screens and the artists who create them are treated with respect and appreciation.

Plan Your Visit

Board of Directors

Larry H. James
Board Chair, Amundsen Davis, formerly Crabbe, Brown & James LLP

Keith Myers
Board Treasurer, The Ohio State University

Tom Rieland
Board Secretary, WOSU Public Media

Christopher Hamel – Ex Officio
CEO, Gateway Film Foundation

Corey Favor
Orange Barrel Media

Dace de la Foret
Nationwide Insurance

Amanda Hoffsis
Former Board Chair, Campus Partners

Sebastian Ibel
Ibel Agency

Robert Lilienstern
White Castle

Nannette Maciejunes
Columbus Museum of Art

Gene Smith
The Ohio State University

Mo Wright
RAMA Consulting


Advisory Board of Directors

Stacie Boord
Shadowbox Live

Dana Bromberg

Michael S. Brown
City of Columbus

Matthew Couch
The Ohio State University

John Daugherty
Film Columbus

John DeSando
WCBE Public Radio

Gregg Dodd
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Maria Durant
ABC 6 | FOX 28

Cicely Enriquez
The Owens Group

Anne Evans
Columbus Underground

Nora Gerber
University District Organization

Sheldon Johnson
Partners Achieving Community Transformation

Heather Llewellyn
Equitas Health

Hope Madden
Columbus Underground/MaddWolf

Bernadette McCabe
Spotlight Cinema Network

Madison McClain
Orange Barrel Media

Kingsley Lims Nyarko
Columbus College of Arts and Design

Rafael Rosado
Visual Artist

Marshall Shorts
Maroon Arts Group

Mike Sorboro
Mikey’s Late Night Slice

Alan Tyson
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

John Umland
We Amplify Voices

Malcolm “Ehkees” White

George Wolf
Columbus Radio Group


Gateway Film Center Senior Leadership Team

Christopher Hamel

Grace Cole
Vice President

Chase Brown
Manager of Human Resources

Andrea Marcus
Manager of Financial Services

Abby Skowronek
Manager of Admissions & Member Services

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