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We are now accepting submissions to the 16th Annual Camden International Film Festival, which will be held October 1-4, 2020, in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. We have extended the submissions deadline and they are now open until July 10, 2020.

CIFF is open to documentary films and immersive nonfiction media of all formats, styles, subjects, and lengths. We encourage submissions by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and projects that push the boundaries of the documentary form.

Please send us your film via FilmFreeway using the links below. If you have any questions, reach out to our programming team at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in the Camden International Film Festival!

Earlybird: March 9
Regular: April 27
Late: May 26
End of Submissions: July 10

Notifications will be made during the week of August 17.

Working in virtual reality or immersive media?

You can now use the CIFF FilmFreeway page to apply for Storyforms: Remixing Reality, our exhibition exploring the frontiers of nonfiction storytelling. Just be sure to submit to the category “Storyforms: Immersive Experience / Installation.”

Have a work-in-progress?

We’ll be announcing our 2020 Artist Programs in February. Stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter below or following us on social media. Our Points North Fellowship, Shortform Editing Residency,  and North Star Residency include support for travel to Maine and opportunities to connect with peers, mentors, and industry leaders at the 2020 festival.



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