The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), named one of the 12 best documentary festivals in the world, has announced their Points North Fellowship, a documentary program that will give up and coming documentary filmmakers the opportunity to meet with producers, financiers and editors for their projects.
Five filmmakers will be selected and will receive two VIP passes to the festival, four nights of accommodation and a stipend to subsidize their trip. The fellowship includes a day of pitch training, in partnership with the Maine Media Workshop (MMW). In addition to this, all fellows will receive tickets to the Cinema Eyes Honors, which gives them the opportunity to connect with a larger documentary community and follow up on their pitches by setting up meetings with industry people. This will take place sometime in January 2015.
The five fellows also have a chance to win the Points North Pitch Award, which includes a $1000 cash prize from Documentary Educational Resources, three consultations with the Tribeca Film Institute and a discounted post-production package from Modulus Studios to work on their films.
CIFF, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary, takes place from September 25-28. To submit to the Points North Fellowship, head to the Camden site over here.