Points North


Our donors have helped us build one of the most respected platforms for documentary film in the world. Thank you!

Support at any level helps us continue to celebrate the art of nonfiction storytelling. Dedicated donors sustain the Points North Institute, making possible all of our programs, including the Camden International Film Festival. In addition to allowing us to program more than 100 documentary screenings every year, your gifts help us deliver our community programs across the region, support nearly 40 emerging artists with works-in-development each year, and curate the highest quality content for all of our screenings and immersive media exhibitions. Your generosity provides the platform for the most important stories of our time to find a voice and an audience.

As the Points North Institute grows, support from our Founding Members giving circle has built a solid foundation for us to invest more in year-round artist development and community programs. When we made the leap from being a weekend film festival to becoming a year-round institute in 2016, 20 generous donors invested in our programmatic expansion, putting us on a sustainable, long-term pathway as the launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. Now we have the opportunity to go beyond exhibition and to support the creation of artful nonfiction stories that have the power to impact audiences far beyond Maine.

I hope Maine realizes that this is a jewel in the crown of this great state and we should support it with everything we’ve got and make sure it keeps its soul.

Nathaniel Kahn, Academy Award winning filmmaker, My Architect
One of the documentary filmmaking world’s most prestigious festivals.
Filmmaker Magazine

What we found in Camden was a community of filmmakers and film enthusiasts who helped foster creativity, conversation and collaboration, all set against the backdrop of an incredible town.

Aman Ali, Co-Director, TWO GODS




2019 Individual Donors (as of October 23, 2019)

Thank you! We could not do it without your support.

Diamond $25,000 +

Ann & Dick Costello

The Shotwell & Metcalfe Family

Gold $10,000 – $24,999

Gail Catharine & John Bertuzzi

Evelyn & Gerry Isom

Emily & Jonathan McDevitt

Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams

Caroline & Wayne Morong

Gayle & David Noble

Cynthia & John Reed

Mary R. Saltonstall & John K. Hanson Jr.

Silver $5,000 – $9,999


Stephanie L. Brown 

Courtney & Shawn Buterbaugh

Mazie Cox & Brinkley Thorne 

Sylvia A. de Leon & Lynn R. Coleman

Tim Messler & Tara Marchionna

Elizabeth Noble & Colin Page

Susan & George Schreiber

Lawrence J. & Kimberly Sterrs

William Stetson III & Jane Watson Stetson

Bronze $2,500 – $4,999


Charles Altschul

David Barry

Bridget Besaw & Alex Amit

Betsy Eby & Bo Bartlett

Terry & Jacob Gerritsen

Steven Koltai & Ivan Zizek

Darrell & Øivind Lorentzen III

Cabot & Heidi Lyman

Frederick Moon

Lars Perkins & Susan McConnell

Rick & Karin Rector

Liv Rockefeller & Kenneth Shure

Judy Sandler & Skip Klein

Ron Stern & Elisse Walter

J.P. & Kaki Smith

Susan G. Taylor

Rufus & Susan Williams

Lucinda Ziesing & Des FitzGerald

Patron $1,000 – $2,499


Noni & Charlton Ames

Mary & Tom Amory

Meredith Callanan

Susan Deutsch & Carlisle Towery

Kerem Durdag

Barbara Goodbody

Sally & Tony Grassi

John & Joanna Hampton

Cig Harvey & Doug Stradley

Suzanne & Doug Kahn

James Lawrence & Alexandra Ames Lawrence

Patrisha McLean

Patricia O’Toole

Jan Pendleton & Steve Kahn

Marilyn Moss Rockefeller

Jula & Paul Sampson

Sandra Taylor

James Thompson

Sustainer $500 – $999

Catherine Bendheim

Jessica Burstein

Robin D’Alessandro

Karen Horsch

Fay Larkin

Jack Lemay

Mitchell McMillen

Pat Messler

Lois Nora

Paul & Meg Quijano

Mary Jane & Richard Schotte

Frank & Libby Simon

Judy Stein

Neale Sweet & Betsy Perry

Caroline von Kühn

CIFF Fan Club $100 – $499


Mary P. Chatfield

Bonnie Gibbons

York-Chi & Stephen Harder

Tim Higgins & Nancy Reichley

Molly & Fred Kellogg

Jayne Maerker

Cameron Maneese & Chris Buchanan

Jason Mann & Hannah Pingree

Heath McCarthy

Donna McNeil

Elizabeth O’Connor & Kipp Wright

Arthur Pearson

Emily Peckham

Nathan Perkins

Jonathan C. Rogers

Matt Rogers

Nicholas Stahl

Elizabeth & William Stephenson

Keiko & Matthew Storin

Anita Wingert



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