Camden International Film Festival
The Camden international film festival is a film festival with a focus on documentary making. The festival has committed to building a unique community of filmmakers, artists, journalists, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative hub where stories and talent are discovered, collaborations are born, and the future of nonfiction media is shaped.
The festival began in 2005 as one of the world’s few small-town festivals, now it is recognized as one of the biggest documentary festivals. The festival was hosted in the coast of Maine — far from major film capitals like New York and Los Angeles. The founders of the festival were worried that this would be their biggest challenge but it turned out as an advantage as they quickly grew a community of artists and supportive audience, as well as a community of volunteers.
The festival is eager to support creative filmmakers who push the boundaries of the documentary form. Documentaries are moving into the mainstream culture which leads to its filmmakers being recognized as artists that are breaking free from the old conventions.
This festival is amazing for anyone who has a love for documentary making and appreciates the artistry that it contains. The festival prides itself in playing their part in what is now considered a documentary “golden age”.
The festival takes place from 12 – 15 September.
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