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Burns Film Center Receives County Grant

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The Jacob Burns Film Center announced in a statement Thursday that they received grants totaling over $55,000 to put toward their film and education departments.

The grant will be put into place for the 2011-12 season. The center has been awarded $45,800 through the Basic Support Program and an additional $10,000 Challenge Grant, both through ArtsWestchester and the Westchester County Government.

Every year, the film center educates over 12,000 students in grades k-12. The center reports that over 50 percent of their students come from cities and towns of high poverty levels and participate in their education programs free of charge.

The grant will also go towards the many special films and events that the Burns Film Center hosts every year. These events include film series’, Q&A sessions with directors and filmmakers, and special programs for children, adults, and seniors.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a non-profit organization located in Pleasantville. This summer, the center celebrated its 10-year anniversary. To learn more about the Jacob Burns Film Center, visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

ArtsWestchester is New York State's largest nonprofit service organization. They are the county's designated arts council.

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