Individual Giving 2017-09-11T17:26:40+00:00


Thanks to your support, the Camden International Film Festival has grown into one of the world’s most respected showcases of documentary films created by the best and brightest artists from around the world. Along the way, our organization has become much more than a four-day film festival.

Last June we launched the Points North Institute, and today our artist programs are helping a growing number of filmmakers advance their careers, strengthen their artistic voices and connect their work with audiences. We are also investing in expanded year-round community programs that use powerful documentary films to advance public dialogue and strengthen movements for social change across Maine and beyond.

Today our mission is clear. We need nonfiction storytellers more than ever. Artfully told stories have the power to inspire us, challenge us and broaden our understanding of the world with new and diverse points of view.

With your support, the Points North Institute will continue to play a vital role in sustaining the creative renaissance in documentary, establishing a platform that elevates the voices of artists, opens up space for dialogue and investigates the future of creative nonfiction. We will reinforce what makes our organization so unique: a belief in building community locally around storytellers that will make an impact globally.

With your support, we will build the launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. Our work has only just begun.


Ben Fowlie
Executive Director
Points North Institute

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2017 Donors

It has been a momentous year! The launch of the Points North Institute has opened the door for our organization to make an even greater impact, advancing the work of diverse nonfiction storytellers by helping develop their careers and artistic voices. It also means that we can invest more in the Camden International Film Festival, contributing to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Maine communities through creative engagements with great nonfiction storytelling.

These funds will help build a strong, sustainable foundation for the Points North Institute’s growing calendar of year-round programs, which now include the annual film festival and forum, a filmmaker retreat, a residency, a year-round fellowship, pitch sessions, educational workshops, university partnerships, community screenings, and Storyforms — our new exhibition of virtual reality and immersive media.

Now more than ever, it is crucial to support independent storytellers and artists whose work inspires us to come together, see the world from a different point of view and open up space for dialogue.

We hope you will consider making a year-end contribution to the Points North Institute, and help us establish the launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers.

DIAMOND ($25,000 and above)
Ann and Dick Costello
Mazie Cox and Brinkley Thorne

GOLD ($10,000 and above)
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff
The Cascade Foundation
Mary Saltonstall and John K. Hanson Jr.
Tara Marchionna and Tim Messler
Caroline and Wayne Morong
Gayle and David Noble

SILVER ($5,000 and above)

Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams
Gail and John Bertuzzi
Lucinda Ziesing and Des FitzGerald
Robyn and Bob Metcalfe
Messler Family Foundation
Susan and George Schreiber
Robert Shotwell
Larry and Kimberly Sterrs
William Stetson III and Jane Watson Stetson
Lucinda Watson

BRONZE ($2,500 and above)
Charles Altschul
Noni and Charlton Ames David Barry
Courtney and ShawnButerbaugh
Sylvia de Leon and Lynn Coleman
Tess and Jacob Gerritsen
Emily and Jonathan McDevitt
Paul Cavalli and Jack McKenney
Barbara Moran
Elizabeth Noble and Colin Page
Liv Rockefeller and Ken Shure
JP and Kaki Smith
Anne and John Surovek
Susan Taylor
Louis Venezia
Ron Stern and Elisse Walter

PATRON ($1,000 and above)
Anne & Craig Battle
Sally and Tony Grassi
Tamara and Robin Lloyd
Suzanne and Doug Kahn
Cabot and Heidi Lyman
Patrisha McLean
Fred Moon
Jula and Paul Sampson
Marilyn Moss Rockefeller

SUSTAINER ($500 and above)
Thomas and Mary Amory
Jeanne and Peter Bowen
Carlisle Towery and Susan Deutsch
Karen and Clark Doran
David Grant
Leah Hurley
Jan Pendleton and Steve Kahn
Skip Klein
Darrell and Oivind Lorentzen III
Amy Lowry
Pat Messler
Joan and Graham Phaup
Rick Rector
Cig Harvey and Doug Stradley

FRIEND (up to $499)
Kit and Richard Aroneau
Deborah and Jeffrey Dodge
Joan FitzGerald
Sharon Fowlie
Michael Grillo
York-Chi and Stephen Harder
Hannah Pingree and Jason Mann
Hugh McKellar
Judy Stein

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