A SCENE from “Betting the Farm,” directed by Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree. The film will make its New England premiere during the eighth annual Camden International Film Festival, Sept. 27 to 30. Below is a scene from “Chasing Ice,” directed by Jeff Orlowski.

A SCENE from “Betting the Farm,” directed by Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree. The film will make its New England premiere during the eighth annual Camden International Film Festival, Sept. 27 to 30. Below is a scene from “Chasing Ice,” directed by Jeff Orlowski.

CAMDEN — Camden International Film Festival has announced its slate of feature films when the eighth installment kicks off Sept. 27 to 30.

 

 

Throughout Camden and Rockland, CIFF will present more than 70 films, both features and shorts, from all across the globe, including a number of world, U.S. and regional premieres.

Now in its eighth year, CIFF presents a snapshot of the cultural landscape through the year’s best nonfiction storytelling, according to a news release. The festival is recognized as one of the top 25 documentary film festivals in the world, and one of the 12 best small town film festival in the U.S.

“Submissions to the festival nearly doubled this year, and the quality of work continues to grow,” said Ben Fowlie, CIFF founder and direc- tor. “This year’s program is a collection of films that show how diverse the documentary medium is and how creative filmmakers have become at sharing their stories. We have films that will transport our viewers to every corner of the world, providing an intimate glimpse into our surrounding world.”

Nearly every film will be accompanied by a postscreening question-andanswer session with directors or producers. In total, more than 60 industry representatives and filmmakers from all over the world will be in attendance during the fourday festival.

The festival will also expand upon its Points North Documentary Forum. Now celebrating its fourth edition, Points North is a two-day conference taking place on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Camden Opera House. Points North provides the independent film and media making community an opportunity to connect with industry leaders. Representatives from the New York Times, PBS POV, Vimeo, Etsy.com, Discovery, Kickstarter, the Tribeca Institute, and a number of other funders, broadcasters and independent executive producers will be in attendance.

CIFF will also be announcing several other films over the next week, including additional features, its entire shorts program and the Made in Maine showcase.

Pass sales for the festival are on sale now.

For more information on the festival, lodging, and pass sales, visit www.camdenfilmfest.org.


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