IFP/Chicago Receives Grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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IFP/Chicago has received a $7500 grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in support of IFP/Chicago’s annual Filmmakers Conference.

“We are deeply grateful for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ support of this event in particular and its support of IFP/Chicago as a whole,” says Carrie Holt de Lama, IFP/Chicago’s president.  “Our programming, including the upcoming IFP/Chicago Filmmakers Conference, brings together filmmakers to discuss and share ideas and gain deeper insights into their work.  This grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will help IFP/Chicago continue to develop and produce programming and opportunities that educate and support our members.” 

The IFP/Chicago Filmmakers Conference will be held in Chicago in October, 2014.  Details will be released in the forthcoming weeks at www.ifpchicago.org.  

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners­—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.