Ahead of announcing their entire program slate at some point this week, the eighth annual Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) in the northeastern American state of Maine has unveiled the content of their fourth annual Points North Documentary Forum.
To be held September 28-29, the second and third days of the festival proper, the event bills itself as “the largest gathering in New England of documentary filmmakers and key industry decision makers.”
The schedule will include workshops, case studies, panel discussions networking events and a public pitch session. Points North director Sean Flynn says, “Camden provides the perfect retreat-like environment for filmmakers to focus on professional and creative development while reflecting on the future of documentary storytelling.”
The pitch session offers a US$1000 cash prize and a $3000 scholarship to Maine Media Workshops. Filmmakers and industry movers and shakers scheduled to attend and present include Harlan County USA editor Mary Lampson with a seminar on documentary editing and story structure, Girl Model directors David Redmond and Ashley Sabin on their creative process and a Kickstarter School at which the director of film projects for the crowdfunder, Elisabeth Holm, will advise on the planning and execution of campaigns.
The full list of the nearly two-dozen attendees, daily schedule, registration parameters and further information may be found at the festival website.
*Image from Girl Model.
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