The chair of Adirondack Film Society presented the Essex County Board of Supervisors with a view of the organization and a request for continued funding at the monthly meeting of the body Oct. 4.
“Essex County has been our main benefactor every year that we have been in existence,” said John Huttlinger Jr. “We would not be in business today without the generosity of Essex County.”
Huttlinger added that the society understood the difficulties facing the county in terms of the budget season.
“We understand about the budget constraints that everyone is under,” Huttlinger said. “We fully understand any adjustments have to be made. We do appreciate everything that you have done.”
Huttlinger added the appreciation of the society for the help that they had received so far, and presented a 10-minute video detailing the work of the organization.
“We wanted to thank you for the years of support that we have received from Essex County and an idea of what we plan to do,” Huttlinger said. “We have started to focus more on local filmmaking in the past few years.”
Huttlinger pointed to several programs, including the student film contest and festival, as events that have helped promote the region and the film industry in the North Country.
“It’s fun to come watch these films that the kids have made,” he said.
Huttlinger also talked about implementing a program with films every month.