THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF NONFICTION STORYTELLERS
We believe that nonfiction storytelling is the most powerful way to bring communities together, see the world from a different point of view, and spark conversations about the things that matter most.
Our work is dedicated to empowering the storytellers, filmmakers, and artists who are pushing the boundaries of the documentary form, while using the stories they tell to build community across Maine and New England.
I hope Maine realizes that this is a jewel in the crown of this great state and we should support it with everything we’ve got and make sure it keeps its soul.
Imagine Telluride. Except in Maine. In the fall. With foliage. And documentaries only.
Fans of documentary film should make attendance at the Camden International Film Festival an annual rite.
A vital documentary showcase that has risen to prominence as a must-stop destination on the nonfiction festival circuit.
CIFF has found a place among the elite of documentary fests.
CIFF has this great vibe. It’s a ‘pros’ festival that really knows docs. If there are that many good films, something good must be going on.
One of the most choicely selected nonfiction festival slates in America.
Our Artist Programs are designed to bring together filmmakers, mentors, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative community on the coast of Maine that nurtures the careers of diverse nonfiction storytellers and helps them develop a stronger artistic voice.
We went into Points North with almost no funding in place, and in the seven months following our pitch we were able to raise over 80% of our budget, most of it from panelists that participated in the pitch. I’ll always be grateful that the Points North team saw the potential in our project and connected us with the influencers who could get our film funded and out into the world.
Points North gave my documentary the kind of introduction to the industry that filmmakers dream of. It was the conduit for relationships with broadcasters, funders, and colleagues that continue to this day.
The Points North Fellowship launched not just our documentary project, but us as filmmakers, for the long term.
COMMUNITY-BUILDING & EDUCATION
We believe that nonfiction storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to bring communities together, see the world from a different point of view, and spark conversations about the things that matter most. Our Community Programs offer year-round opportunities for Mainers of all ages and backgrounds to connect with each other through documentary film and media.