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CIFF Selects: UNDER THE SUN, May 17 at 7pm

CIFF Selects: UNDER THE SUN CIFF Selects returns to the Camden Opera House on Wednesday May 17 at 7pm for a screening of Vitaly Mansky's film Under the Sun, an in depth look at every day life in North Korea from a Director with unprecedented access. "My father says that Korea is the [...]

CIFF Featured Among MovieMaker Magazines 2017 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee

CIFF Featured Among MovieMaker Magazines 2017 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee CIFF is delighted to be included as one of MovieMaker Magazine 2017 Film Festivals worth the entry fee. Here is the excerpt from the article: CIFF’s reputation for top documentary programming means representatives from major doc distributors and funders flock to [...]

CIFF Selects: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

CIFF Selects: THE AGE OF CONSQUENCES Camden, Maine [April 3, 2017] – The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House will continue their monthly CIFF Selects with the award-winning documentary, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM at the Camden Opera House. The film will be co-presented by [...]

Amherst Cinema Presents Glimpses: Shorts from the Camden International Film Festival

Amherst Cinema Presents Glimpses: Shorts from the Camden International Film Festival CIFF Executive Director Ben Fowlie in person! Skype Q&As with filmmakers Nathan Truesdell (BALLOONFEST) and Jessica Kingdon (COMMODITY CITY). Free to Amherst Cinema Members. Free tickets available only at the box office (not online). Presented as part of the Bellwether Film Series. Click [...]

2017 Summer Internships Available – Apply by May 22

2017 Summer Internships WHO WE ARE The Points North Institute is a media arts organization dedicated to providing a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers while strengthening Maine communities through powerful nonfiction media. We got our start in 2005 with the founding of the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), which [...]

CIFF Selects: SHERPA

CIFF Selects: SHERPA "Powerfully polemic...jaw-gapingly spectacular" – Hollywood Reporter A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit [...]

Tips for Pitching Your Film Successfully – PDN Online Interview with Program Director Sean Flynn

Tips for Pitching Your Film Successfully - PDN Online Interview with Program Director Sean Flynn For documentary filmmakers, pitching forums provide one way to present their film projects to a group of distributors and film festival programmers. The format is pressured: Filmmakers have just seven minutes to pitch their projects, and then several [...]

Points North Institute Awarded Grants from Maine Office of Tourism and National Endowment for the Arts

Points North Institute Awarded Grants from Maine Office of Tourism and National Endowment for the Arts Maine Office of Tourism The Maine Office of Tourism has awarded the Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival with a 2017 Special Event Grant of $50,000 as part of eight tourism marketing grants awarded in the most recent round [...]

CIFF Selects: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

CIFF Selects: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO **Please note this screening has been changed to February 22 at 7pm due to inclement weather CIFF is excited to announce the February selection for our CIFF Selects year round screening series is I Am Not Your Negro; a film exploring race relations throughout the Unites States [...]

CIFF Selects: FIRE AT SEA

CIFF Selects: FIRE AT SEA The 2017 CIFF Selects series will kick-off on January 18th at 7 PM with the Academy Award short-listed feature documentary, FIRE AT SEA, the first documentary film to win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines [...]