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CIFF Selects: See AMY at Camden Opera House August 19

  From BAFTA award­-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY will screen at the Camden Opera House at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 19th, as the last of the Camden International Film Festival’s monthly CIFF Selects documentary series. AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy­ winner Amy Winehouse, in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage [...]


Camden IFF Supports Cinema Eye Honors

Last week the doc community gathered in NYC for the annual Cinema Eye Honors to recognize yet another great year in documentary film.  The Camden International Film Festival was there as a proud sponsor of the Awards show for the 2nd straight  year.  The Cinema Eye Honors have quickly become an extremely important event that [...]


Festival Programmer on Uniondocs Panel in NYC

Festival founder and programmer Ben Fowlie will be in NYC on a panel organized by Union Docs with fellow documentary programmers from Silverdocs, Sundance and RIDM in Montreal.  The panel, "Why festivals? Doc film fest programmers discuss" will take place on Sunday, January 16th at the Union Docs head quarters in Brooklyn.  The organization presents [...]


Points North Pitch at this years Camden IFF

Are you a filmmaker working in New England?  Got a documentary in develop?  Looking for feedback?  CIFF has got an outlet for you.  This year the Points North Forum, a 2 day networking event running concurrently with CIFF, will introduce the inaugural Points North Pitch.  6 projects from New England will have the opportunity to [...]


Frederick Wiseman at the DocYard

On Monday, July 19th legendary documentary film director Frederick Wiseman delighted a packed house, answering questions after a screening of one of his classics, HOSPITAL.  The film was part of the bi-weekly screening series called The DocYard which takes place at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  The series is sponsored in part by the [...]


CIFF Collaborates on ALLELUIA JUNCTION Screening

The Camden International Film Festival is proud to be teaming up with local filmmaker, Dana Rae Warren to premiere her latest work ALLELUIA JUNCTION at the Strand Theatre on July 3rd, 2010. The film follows 80 people ages 10 to 85 sing their way across 15 time zones in 2 weeks. By the time they [...]


CIFF Director Will Attend SILVERDOCS 2010 as Jury Member

Last week SILVERDOCS announced an impressive slate of documentary films for their 2010 festival. Camden IFF's Ben Fowlie has been asked to be on the shorts jury along with Aron Gaudet from THE WAY WE GET BY and Elena Fortes from the amazing doc fest and traveling showcase, AMBULANTE. We are very honored to be [...]


CIFF at Hot Docs

Before I get into a much delayed recap of CIFF's first experience at North America's largest documentary film festival, I must apologize on the radio silence over the past month and a half. There's been much going on here this spring including a new website (which is nearly ready to launch) and of course, lots [...]


MFVA Pitch Session Success!

The March MFVA event was a major success! Thanks to all who helped organize, especially Louise Rosen for putting together such a dynamic group of panelists. The evening consisted of the very first pitching session for Maine based filmmakers. This time around all were docs, we're not biased....I swear! 5 filmmakers had the opportunity to [...]


Maine represents at T/F

It's become somewhat of an annual thing for a group of Mainer's to attend the True / False Film Festival. Spearheaded by Space co-founder, Jon Courtney, this motley crew consists of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and lovers of film. Of course CIFF (Director, Ben Fowlie and Points North Producer, Dominic Musacchio) were there to check up [...]


Launching your Documentary Panel at MMW

This industry panel brings New England filmmakers together to discuss the how-tos of getting work into film festivals, onto the theatrical and video distribution circuit, or released in the worldwide television market. Moderated by Workshops Film Program Director, Mimi Edmunds, the panel includes Louise Rosen, a media executive with over 25 years experience in the [...]


Split / Signal = A Raging Success!

On May 30th nearly 500 people congregated inside the recently renovated, and even more recently opened Somerville Armory for the premiere of a new event in Boston called Split / Signal. Jump down a few posts for more info on the event. The Camden International Film Festival was a proud sponsor of the evening, along [...]


T/F '09

One of the hippest and best programmed documentary film festivals just unleashed their 09 Program (last Tuesday actually).  And once again the folks over at True / False don't disappoint.  They've managed to secure several films fresh from Sundance and last years IDFA, as well as a slew of other very enticing pieces of nonfiction [...]


Vessel and Dr. Gomperts at Half King

This Wednesday at Half  King at 23rd and 10th ave in nyc filmmaker Diana Whitten is joined by the subject of her upcoming film "Vessel", Dr. Rebecca Gomperts. Whitten is a dynamic emerging filmmaker who has been working with Dr. Gomperts for the past 2 years - traveling the word capturing her story, the stories [...]


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