ATLFS Recipient of Grant Support from Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts and Fulton County Arts & Culture

ATLANTA, GA — In the months leading up to the 41st Atlanta Film Festival, taking place March 24-April 2, 2017, the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) is excited to have been awarded grant support from the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) and Fulton County Arts & Culture (FCAC) for the 2017 fiscal year.

The mission of ATLFS is to lead the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. While the main operation of the organization is the Atlanta Film Festival each spring, ATLFS heavily relies on funding from sponsors, patrons, members and grants for year-round programming such as classes, industry events and film screenings.

"Receiving support from these tremendous government partners is a huge honor," said ATLFS Executive Director Christopher Escobar. "These gifts show that our city, county and state are all committed to the arts and we couldn't be more grateful."

The mission of the FCAC is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts. GCA’s guidelines emphasize community impact. The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs has worked hard in recent years to foster the growing film industry, as well as the arts community at large.

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About the Atlanta Film Society        
The Atlanta Film Society is one of the largest organizations dedicated to the promotion and education of film in the Southeastern United States. Enriching the community through screenings, classes, workshops and other events year-­round, including the Atlanta Film Society’s flagship program, the Atlanta Film Festival. One of only two dozen Academy Award­-qualifying events in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival annually showcases over 200 films along with a full Creative Conference focusing on various filmmaking topics to over 27,000 attendees across a ten day event each spring. The Atlanta Film Festival was recently named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festival in the World” and one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. Major funding for the Atlanta Film Society is provided by Turner, XFINITY, MailChimp, HBO, SPANX and the Sara Blakely Foundation.