The fifth annual Camden International Film Festival begins today and, as sponsors this year, we couldn't be more excited. Held in venues throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, the festival goes through Sunday 4 October 2009 and brings filmmakers and industry reps the world over to the small coastal haven for an incredibly varied selection of non-fiction films.
In addition to the usual stock of fascinating, under-the-radar independent documentaries, regular screenings of Cool Hunting videos will screen with the features. We're lucky enough to be making the journey north this year and are looking forward films spanning three continents including a number of U.S. premieres.
This year also marks the first Points North documentary film forum. The free event takes place Friday and brings leaders from the worlds of independent and documentary fields to help foster a dialogue with aspiring non-fiction filmmakers.
We'll be sure to report back on some of this year's highlights. Be sure to visit the CIFF site for more information on this and subsequent festivals.