Film Nonprofit Awarded Two Grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

MoonShadow Film Society, Fayetteville NC.
MoonShadow Film Society, Fayetteville NC.

By Pat Wright,

GroundSwell Pictures, a located in Fayetteville, North Carolina nonprofit, announces its receipt of two grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

The first grant is for support of the MoonShadow Film Society.  MoonShadow Film Society shows an independent film every First Tuesday September-June and brings in filmmakers to help better connect the audience with the film. Receptions follow each screening. The next film screening features “A Light Beneath Their Feet” on February 7, 2017.

A second grant was awarded for the Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF), an annual festival bringing in films and filmmakers from around the world for a three-day festival in October.  Four venues in downtown Fayetteville show films to audiences. The festival includes an opening night film and reception as well as an awards banquet and encore showings of the winning films.  The festival will occur October 13-16, 2017.

“The Arts Council is proud to partner with GroundSwell Pictures in support of both MoonShadow Film Society and Indigo Moon Film Festival,” says Deborah Martin Mintz, Arts Council Executive Director. “Project Support Grants for 2016-2017 will help fund 30 projects facilitated by 19 nonprofit organizations in our community. These projects help strengthen our community through festivals and concerts, youth education programs, art exhibitions, art workshops, and so much more.”

Project Support Grants increase opportunities for access to arts, science, cultural and historical programming in Cumberland County.  The grants are awarded to nonprofit agencies in Cumberland County that demonstrate financial and administrative stability.

The Board of GroundSwell Pictures is extremely honored to have been selected to receive these pivotal grants.

GroundSwell Pictures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which seeks to engage and inspire diverse communities by producing films, showing films, teaching filmmaking and supporting films that make a positive difference and enrich the community through cultural arts.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 300,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. For more than 40 years, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children’s education, our community’s cultural identity and our economic progress. The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. More information on the Arts Council and its awards may be found at

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