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The Indianapolis International Film Festival has received a $25,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund. The organization will use the money to support two programs designed to "reach new arts audiences" outside of the annual 10-day festival.
January 31, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest) recently received $25,000 from the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund that is bestowed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
The Efroymson family left the Efroymson Family Fund as a charitable commitment in 1998. The purpose of the Fund is to promote sustainability of Indianapolis, and to date the fund has awarded more than $70 million.
Indy Film Fest received this grant due to its continued efforts to create and explore innovative approaches for engaging and reaching new arts audiences, not just during the 10-day festival each July, but year-round. Indy Film Fest will use these funds to supplement two of its most popular programs—Roving Cinema and Spring Series.
Roving Cinema takes the traditional movie-going experience to unique locations in and around Indianapolis—this season’s line-up includes screenings at the Indianapolis Star headquarters and the IUPUI soccer field—while the Spring Series pairs food-driven films with customized menus for a unique "dinner and a movie" experience. This year’s Spring Series will take place at the Indiana Landmarks Center and will be presented in partnership with the Indy Food Council.
"The Festival's mission is to create a shared experience around film, and we take pride in using our films to highlight some of the diverse venues Indianapolis has to offer," said Craig Mince, Indy Film Fest board president. "The Efroymson Family Fund will allow us to continue to keep growing our year round programming while keeping the costs to our guests at a minimum."
The $25,000 from the Efroymson Family Fund is the second major grant that Indy Film Fest has received in the last year. Indy Film Fest was also the recipient of the inaugural $10,000 5x5 Grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
For more information and a complete list of programming, go to www.indyfilmfest.org.
About the Indy Film Fest
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization, the Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals. Now in its eleventh year, the Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and
beyond. This exciting year of creativity and collaboration will culminate with a ten-day film festival in July. For more info, visit http://indyfilmfest.org.
Source: Indianapolis International Film Festival