The establishment of the Points North Institute represents the next chapter in the growth and evolution of the Camden International Film Festival.
With this initiative, we are building a new foundation of year-round programs dedicated to inspiring, nurturing, and celebrating creative nonfiction storytellers while strengthening Maine communities through innovative and impactful documentary film and media art.
We will raise an additional $1 million above current annual operating expenses by December 31, 2018. Thanks to a generous lead donor, the first $250,000 in gifts will be matched dollar for dollar.
These funds will allow us to:
- Expand our operational capacity, growing from a year-round staff of one person to four.
- Enhance the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum, building further on their past success.
- Deepen our investments in the field of creative nonfiction film and media through fellowships, retreats, residencies and other programs supporting the next generation of storytellers.
- Enrich the cultural landscape across Maine through community partnerships and a robust year-round calendar of screenings and special events.
For more information about our history, vision, and the terms of the campaign, please read this downloadable summary:
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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.