POINTS NORTH CAMPUS

Points North Campus is an educational initiative that provides college students an opportunity to connect directly with filmmakers and industry professionals throughout the festival weekend, allowing them to participate in discussions about the craft and business of documentary film and media. These small group discussions are designed to augment the classroom experiences, facilitating the building of cross-institutional networks, exposing students to possible career pathways and giving them an up-to-date understanding of the state of the industry.

The program builds on long-standing partnerships with University of Maine and Unity College – both of which offer specific courses in conjunction with the festival. In 2016, we will expand our Points North Campus program to include additional students from Emerson College, School of Visual Arts, Bates College and Northwestern University. Our goal is to create a mini-campus environment within our festival setting for students to interact with the 100+ filmmakers and industry delegates visiting during the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum.

Participating students receive an All Access badge, which guarantees admittance into film screenings, masterclasses, panels and workshops at CIFF and Points North. In addition, each morning during the festival students take part in exclusive conversations with attending filmmakers, media artists, producers, journalists and other special guests to dive deeper into the filmmaking process, and other themes represented in the festival and forum programming.

The goal of the Points North Campus is to provide a unique experience for students interested in a career in media production. Through a number of hands-on opportunities for students to learn from esteemed industry mentors, directors, producers, editors and sales agents, we can provide an unparalleled experience for students to understand the evolving independent film and media landscape and discover the various career paths to follow after graduation.

To learn more about partnership opportunities through Points North Campus, email info@pointsnorthinstitute.org.

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