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Camden International Film Festival Announces The New York Times' Op-Docs Pitch Session

By Ramzi De Coster | Indiewire September 5, 2013 at 4:23PM

The Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, now in its fifth year, has become an established documentary platform in New England and this year has honored its tradition of expansion with The New York Times Op-Docs Pitch.
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The panelists at last year's Camden Points North Pitch
Meghan Brosnan The panelists at last year's Camden Points North Pitch

The Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, now in its fifth year, has become an established documentary platform in New England and this year has honored its tradition of expansion with The New York Times Op-Docs Pitch.

Points North is set to feature a wide array of panel discussions, workshops, case studies, networking events and two public pitch sessions to jumpstart future filmmaking projects by intertwining industry delegates with a select group of filmmakers. This year's panel is set to include representatives from PBS, Sundance Institute, POV, Al Jazeera America, Cinereach, LEF Foundation, DirecTV, Naked Edge Films, Fledgling Fund and Documentary Educational Resources. By merging today's creative and corporate minds, the forum aspires to discuss in-depth contemporary and future directions in non-fiction filmmaking.

As an exciting new addition, The New York Times Op-Docs Pitch will bring together six filmmakers in a pitching contest that will see one winner granted a budget of $2,000 to produce a 3 to 10 minute opinionated documentary short for the New York Times Op-Docs series. 

The following is a list of the Points North Pitch and The New York Times' Op-Docs Pitch Selections:


Points North Pitch Selections

 
THE BOLIVIAN CASE
Directed by Violeta Ayala
Produced by Dan Fallshaw and Vann Alexandra Daly

 
MATEO
Directed by Aaron I. Naar
Produced by Benjamin Dohrmann and Aaron I. Naar

 
THE OCEAN DOESN’T CARE
Directed and Produced by Chase Whiteside & Erick Stoll

 
PROJECT NODAK
Directed by James Christenson and Lewis Wilcox
Produced by Mark Steele, Eliot Popko and Jonah Sargent

 
RAINBOW FARM
Directed by J.P. Sniadecki
Produced by Joe Bender, Blake Ashman-Kipervsaer and J.P. Sniadecki

 
THE SENSITIVES
Directed by Drew Xanthopoulos
Produced by David Hartstein


WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
Directed by Beth Murphy and Kevin Belli
Produced by Beth Murphy and Beth Balaban


New York Times Op-Docs Pitch Selections

 
ANCESTRAL SOIL
Directed by Beth Balaban and Beth Murphy
Produced by Beth Murphy

 
CAPITALIST MASTERPIECES
Directed and Produced by Lisanne Skyler

 
THE HAPPY FILM
Directed by Stefan Sagmeister
Produced by Ben Nabors

HOTLINE
Directed by Tony Shaff
Produced by Tony Shaff, Lauren Belfer and Bryce Renninger

 
PROJECT NODAK
Directed by Lewis Wilcox and James Christenson
Produced by Jonah Sargent, Eliot Popko and Mark Steele

 
A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Directed by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale and Brian Wilson
Produced by Amy Browne

In addition, the festival will include a number of varied workshop sessions run by industry professionals on subjects ranging from digital documentary distribution to editing methods to narrative techniques.  For more information and a complete schedule: http://www.camdenfilmfest.org/pointsnorth

This article is related to: Documentary, Camden International Film Festival, New York Times, News, Festivals





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