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The 2024 Awards Season with Gateway Film Center

Our annual celebration

Awards season at the Film Center is cherished tradition, gathering our community of film-lovers together to celebrate the art of film. Once again, join us as we revisit the stories that moved us with the return of our favorite celebrations, including the 2024 Oscar Nominations Breakfast, the Oscar Nominated Shorts programs, and The 2024 Awards Gala at Gateway Film Center featuring The Center Original Awards.

Awards Gala tickets on sale now

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Sunday, March 10

The 2024 Awards Gala at Gateway Film Center

Come join us March 10th as we raise our glasses together at The 2024 Awards Gala at Gateway Film Center. This year’s celebrations are presented by Middle West Spirits and Donna & Larry James and hosted by Film Center advisory board members Maria Durant (ABC6/FOX28 News) and Gregg Dodd (Columbus Metropolitan Library).

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 4:30pm featuring a live DJ, elevated hors d’oeuvres, and one-of-a-kind themed cocktails. Chat with your fellow lovers of film, culture, and art, and commemorate the occasion with red carpet photos. And, don’t forget to finalize your predictions and submit your ballot for a chance to “Beat the President” in our annual ballot competition! The Gallery at Gateway Film Center will also be open for throughout the evening.

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony will begin at 7:00pm, grab a serving from our custom popcorn bar as we cheer on the contenders, and toast to the winners. More special surprises will be announced at the party—including a late night treat—before the Best Picture Nominees are announced.

Formal attire is recommended. Tickets are available for individuals ($75 each) and myGFC Members ($50 each). Awards Gala tickets also include parking validation (for the South Campus Gateway garage) and two drink tickets, redeemable for select cocktails, beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages.

4:30PM | Doors open and cocktail hour begins

6:00PM | Presentation of the second annual Center Original Awards

6:45PM | Seating begins in the Screening Room

6:59PM | Deadline to enter our “Guess the Winner” and Annual Ballot Competition.

7:00PM | The 96th Academy Awards Ceremony begins

9:00PM | Late Night treat


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The Center Original Awards

The Center Original Awards are presented each year to recognize organizations and individuals who have noticeably advanced film culture in our community. 

Now in our second year, these awards reflect the values of the Foundation and hope to inspire others in our community.
Award winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Donna & Larry James Sustainability Award | Presented by Donna & Larry James
Presented to an individual or group which has contributed to the work of the Foundation in ways that ensure film culture grows and flourishes in our city.

Artist Award | Presented by Hope Madden
Given to an artist whose creativity and talent advanced and inspired the region’s film community during the past year.

Service Award | Presented by John Umland & Grace Cole
Presented to an employee or volunteer who exemplified a professional, proactive, and compassionate demeanor this year and advanced the work of the Foundation in our city.

Community Award | Presented by Tyrone Russell & Vernell Bristow
The Community Award is awarded to a myGFC member who has gone above and beyond in the pursuit of strengthening our community, and ultimately our mission, this year.

See the 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts with us

Coming to the Center on February 16, 2024

For the 19th 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 on sale now:

Live Action Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Animated Shorts

Tuesday, January 23 | Free to attend!

The 2024 Annual Nominations Breakfast

Kick off the Awards Season celebrations by watching the nomination announcements live with fellow film overs, film critics, and members of our Film Center team. Doors open at 7:30AM and the announcements begin around 8:30AM.

Join us for one of the best mornings of the year, complete with a complimentary breakfast, cash bar, and great conversations about the artists and stories competing at the 96th Academy Awards.

No RSVP required! We’ll see you there.

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