IFP/Chicago will be honoring Towers Productions at this year’s 2009 Independent Film Gala on September 25th. Towers Productions was chosen as the Honoree for the 2009 Independent Film Gala in celebration of their 20th Anniversary and dedication to production in the Midwest. Towers Productions Inc. has produced over one thousand hours of factual and entertainment programming for networks around the world such as A Animal Planet Bio CNN and Discovery Channel to name a few. TPI is part of the multi-media group Towers Holdings Inc. whose activities also include branded entertainment equipment rentals media services and program distribution. IFP/Chicago’s third annual Independent Film Gala will be held at Chicago’s WIT Hotel. The evening will be launched by a VIP reception followed by The Independent Film Gala. There will be food drinks and entertainment along with amazing silent and live auctions. The evening promises to be a fabulous networking opportunity while continuing with its reputation as eventful and inspiring. All proceeds will go to expand IFP/Chicago’s services and programs serving the filmmaking community throughout the Midwest including a successful mentorship program focused on supporting underserved youth. The IFP/Chicago mentorship program produces a completely student-created film each year with students from The Chicago Vocational Career Academy. Due to the success of last year’s Gala IFP/Chicago was able to add a second school to the roster. IFP/Chicago’s entirely student-produced films have won the Student Award of Excellence for Technical Achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the past two years making CVCA the second school in history to win the award twice. The films The Last Stain and Hush can be viewed on the IFP/Chicago website. IFP/Chicago www.ifpchicago.org.