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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, Crabbe, Brown & James LLP

Keith Myers
Board Treasurer, The Ohio State University

Tom Rieland
Board Secretary, WOSU Public Media

Christopher Hamel – Ex Officio
President and 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

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

Mike 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

Heather Llewellyn
Equitas Health

Patrick Locy
Mindstream Interactive

Hope Madden
Columbus Underground/MaddWolf

Rafael Rosado
Visual Artist

Mike Sorboro
Mikey’s Late Night Slice


Senior Leadership

Christopher Hamel
President and Chief Executive Officer

Grace Cole
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Naomi Porter
Director of Service & Experience

Serenity Strull
Director of Marketing & Communications