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.
Points North Fellowship – July 20
Shortform Editing Residency – July 20
North Star Residency – July 27
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.
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.
The Camden International Film Festival invites a worldwide audience to enjoy my home of Maine in the way I have always loved it, but rarely wished to admit: with raw Mainerism at a reverential distance, and full of international artists. The films that these artists are representing and commingling around makes up one of the most choicely selected nonfiction festival slates in America.