CAMDEN — Passes to the 2011 Camden International Film Festival and Points North Documentary Forum are available for purchase at www.camdenfilmfest.org. The seventh annual Camden International Film Festival will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
Recognized as one of the top 25 international film festivals for documentaries, the festival has grown into a must-attend for documentary filmmakers, film lovers and industry giants. The festival will screen more than 50 documentary features and shorts followed by discussions with nearly all of the filmmakers.
Concurrent with the festival, the Points North Documentary Forum will serve as a two-day networking session for New England filmmakers to meet key industry leaders. Last year’s forum included participants from the BBC, PBS, Sundance, Tribeca and many others.
“We’re getting extremely excited about this year’s program,” said Ben Fowlie, founder and director of the festival. “Every year, we’ve had the opportunity to share some amazing and highly captivating films from both emerging and established filmmakers on a number of global topics. This year will be no different, the focus will be on storytelling, and we hope our audiences will find several films that resonate with them. Weaving together the documentary community with our community is what makes CIFF so memorable.”
The festival offers two passes for attendees who want to experience it all. The Festival Pass grants admission to all festival screenings and all events associated with the Points North Documentary Forum. The VIP Pass grants the same admission as the Festival Pass plus special events and parties. Weekend passes are available at discounted Early Bird Special prices ranging from $65 to $100 if purchased before Aug. 15. After that date, pass prices will rise to $75-$125.
Opening and Closing Night films will be announced Monday, Aug. 15. The film schedule will be released Thursday, Sept. 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.camdenfilmfest.org.