Camden International Film Festival
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Created in 2005 by Benjamin Fowlie, the festival highlights craft and innovation within nonfiction storytelling. In addition, CIFF hosts the annual Points North Documentary Forum, a two-day conference that provides documentary filmmakers with opportunities for professional development and creative inspiration. Past participants include representatives from HBO, A&E, the BBC, the New York Times, Discovery, ZDF-Arte, Kickstarter, Vimeo, the Tribeca Institute, the Sundance Institute, Harvard's Berkman Center and MIT's Open Doc Lab.
The festival screens approximately 80 documentary features and shorts annually. Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with directors and industry professionals. Festivities over the weekend also include a course through the University of Maine, panels, workshops, photographic exhibits, musical concerts and parties.
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