CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
September 13 – 16, 2018
Since its founding in 2005, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has risen to prominence as one of the world’s most respected documentary festivals.
Taking place each fall along the beautiful coast of Maine, CIFF champions innovative work that explores the boundaries of nonfiction storytelling through a carefully curated collection of films from around the world.
With hundreds of filmmakers and industry professionals attending annually, CIFF has become a major platform for the discovery of new artists and the creative exploration of the documentary form. The festival is an Academy-qualifying festival for the Documentary Short Subject Award, and one of 14 qualifying festivals for the Cinema Eye Honors.
One of the country’s preeminent nonfiction destinations, it’s unique in its merging of an industry-facing event with a laidback, community-friendly atmosphere.
CIFF has become a crucial stop on a documentary festival circuit that has helped advance a new doc era.
One of North America’s foremost nonfiction-specific forums.
The best programmed, best organized, and most accommodating all-documentary event. Add to those superlatives ‘most ambitious.’
That, in a nutshell, is the spirit of CIFF: improvisational yet classy.