Points North

Camden International Film Festival
Summer Preview Party
& After Dark featuring Sinkane!


Bicknell Building | 11 Lime St. | Rockland, ME

Your exclusive sneak peek of the 15th edition of CIFF, one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals

Feature Film Trailers | Doc Shorts | Virtual Reality Installations | Eats & Drinks | CIFF After Dark featuring Brooklyn sensation Sinkane LIVE

6:30PM – Cocktail Reception

9pm – late – CIFF After Dark featuring SINKANE

The CIFF Summer Preview Party is our only fundraiser of the year. There are three ways you can attend and support our mission to build community through nonfiction storytelling:

1. ) Buy a Summer Preview Party ticket. Entrance is $95 per person and includes a sneak preview of the 2019 festival program, an opportunity to meet the CIFF team, and After Dark admission.

Buy SPP Tickets!
or, Donate and receive SPP tickets!

2. ) Buy a CIFF After Dark ticket. For only $30, you can dance the night away with Sinkane, the band that NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “some of the most uplifting music I’ve heard in a long while.” 21+.

Buy After Dark Tickets!
or, Donate $100+ and receive After Dark tickets!

3. ) Donate to the Points North Institute. Gifts of $500 or more include tickets to the Summer Preview Party, along with a host of other benefits. Your support makes CIFF possible and empowers the next generation of nonfiction storytellers.

Donate, and receive SPP tickets!

Check out Sinkane’s newest single, Everybody:

Still have questions? If you can’t find the answer below, drop us a note! [email protected]



What is the Camden International Film Festival?

Each September, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the most adventurous new nonfiction films from around the world to the coast of Maine. CIFF champions creative and cinematic approaches to telling real, vital, and timely stories. The festival is one of the country’s largest documentary industry gatherings and an influential platform for discovering new talent, providing financial support and mentorship for 30+ documentary projects each year.  CIFF will celebrate its 15th edition from September 12-15, 2019.

What is the CIFF Summer Preview Party?

The CIFF Summer Preview Party is a fundraising event, but it’s unlike any fundraiser you’ll experience. Our goal is to create a microcosm of the “CIFF Experience”: a transcendent evening of film, music, art, food, and conversation, building community through the power of nonfiction storytelling.

What is CIFF After Dark?

If you’ve gone to a CIFF party then you know that our crews spend weeks transforming spaces into elaborate sets, collaborating with installation artists and filmmakers to create a container for some of the festival circuit’s wildest and most memorable events.

This July, experience virtual reality from our Storyforms exhibition, film trailers from CIFF and immersive installations courtesy of the After Dark team. Brooklyn sensation Sinkane starts at 9:30 (doors at 9).

Dance, eat, drink, rage.  21+


Charles Altschul
Gail Catharine & John Bertuzzi
Keith & Mary Collins
Ann & Dick Costello
Mazie Cox & Brinkley Thorne
Tamara & Robin Lloyd
Emily & Jonathan McDevitt
Elizabeth Noble & Colin Page
Gayle & David Noble
Liv Rockefeller & Ken Shure
Polly Saltonstall & John Hanson


The Summer Preview Party is our only fundraiser, and there are three ways to show your support:

1) If you’re interested in making a contribution to Points North / CIFF, please support our Annual Fund.
Donations of $500 or more receive tickets to the Summer Preview Party and All Access passes to the 2018 Camden International Film Festival.

Supporters giving $2500 or more become part of the “Bronze Antler” herd – hosts of the Summer Preview Party. See our Donor Benefits graph for full details.

2) To attend the Summer Preview Party only, you can buy tickets online.
Tickets are $125 per person and include admission to AfterDark.

3) To attend AfterDark only, purchase your tickets here.
AfterDark begins at 9:00pm. Tickets are $15 each. Tickets are limited and available online only — no walk ups. Get yours before they sell out!

George & Susan Schreiber
Robert  Shotwell
J.P. & Kaki  Smith
Marianne & Stuart Smith
Ron Stern & Elisse Walter
Susan Taylor
Lucinda Watson
Wendy & Bob Weiler
Rufus & Susan Williams
Tina Wolter & Geoff Duyk
Lucinda Ziesing & Des FitzGerald

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