CAMDEN — The Camden International Film Festival received a $10,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The grant will be used for special programming and to increase filmmaker participation during the 2013 festival, which will be held from Sept. 26-29.

Organizers say the Camden festival was one of 23 U.S. film festivals to receive grant funding from the academy this year. The academy, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., is dedicated to the advancement of motion pictures and is best-known for its annual Academy Awards presentation.

The festival, now entering its ninth year, shows more than 70 films each year in Camden and Rockport, while also holding a conference where independent documentary filmmakers can network, attend panel discussions and workshops, and pitch their films to broadcasters and distributors.

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