Thursday, September 24, 2009

Camden International Film Festival Announces Full Schedule of Films October 1-4

The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its full slate of films for the Festival taking place October 1 – 4 throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine. The 2009 CIFF will present 55 films from all across the globe. Films were selected from over 250 submissions and the festival will proudly host 3 World Premieres, 2 US Premieres, 3 East Coast Premieres and 7 New England Premieres. Now in its fifth year, CIFF presents a snapshot of the cultural landscape through the year’s best non-fiction storytelling, connecting filmmakers and industry representatives with audiences to discuss documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

“This year’s Camden International Film Festival is a celebration of non-fiction storytelling told from some of the most recognized artists working in the medium, as well as some emerging voices that are making their mark in this ever growing world of documentary film," say Benjamin Fowlie, the festival's founder and director. “CIFF is honored to share this dynamic and unique program with our audiences in such an intimate environment.”

Virtually every film will be accompanied by a post screening Q&A by the film’s director or producer. The festival will also host the inaugural POINTS NORTH Documentary Film Forum, an event for filmmakers to connect with industry leaders and major funders in the documentary community. In total, nearly forty industry representatives and filmmakers will be in attendance over the course of the four day event.

The full schedule for this festival is on the festival's website.

For those attending this festival, be sure to check out the trailer for the Maine Arts Commission Fellowship Awards Showcase. It will be showing during the festival.

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