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Camden International Film Festival Call for Entries

Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Camden, Maine - USA
September 14 to 17, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 13th Annual Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), an Academy-qualifying festival that shines a bright light on innovative work with a deep commitment to the craft of nonfiction storytelling. Each year the Festival showcases over 80 documentary features and shorts from around the globe. More than just a film a festival, CIFF is a celebration of indelible stories, and a unique opportunity to engage with fellow filmmakers, media artists, and audiences in an intimate, coastal setting ideal for networking.

CIFF is one of only 14 qualifying festivals for the annual Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking, and also hosts the Points North Forum, a career-making platform dedicated to providing emerging and established documentarians with opportunities for professional development and inspiration. Participants in this forum have included HBO, BBC, Participant Media, PBS, The Tribeca Film Institute, and the Sundance Institute among others.

IndieWire recognizes CIFF as the most respected documentary event in New England and MovieMaker Magazine named it one of the coolest doc fests. CIFF is an experience just as unique as the films we exhibit. Nearly all films are followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers and the festival boasts a number of musical performances, interactive installations, networking sessions and special events that enrich participants experiences. At Camden, the emphasis is on building relationships between fellow filmmakers and industry without the pressures of a formal marketplace.

April 22, 2017 - Regular Deadline - Short Documentary
April 28, 2017 - Regular Deadline - Feature Documentary
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Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival highlights nonfiction work that shows dedication to craft and unique storytelling approaches.

CIFF emphasizes filmmaker participation and provides travel and accommodations for a representative for all selected feature films. Additional, feature and short filmmakers all receive Filmmaker All Access passes to enjoy CIFF. The CIFF experience is about being in a beautiful environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact with engaged and enthusiastic audiences, fellow filmmakers, and key industry decision makers.

All documentaries are welcome to be considered for the 2017 Camden International Film Festival. Submit your doc today!