Points North Pitch opens call for entries

The pitch competition, part of the Camden International Film Festival in Maine, gives docmakers the opportunity to present feature-length works in progress to a panel of industry decision makers.
June 17, 2013

The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), held annually in Camden, Maine, has opened the call for entries for the Points North Pitch.

Part of the two-day Points North Documentary Forum within the festival, the Points North Pitch gives docmakers the opportunity to present feature-length works in progress to a panel of industry decision makers.

Six selected filmmakers will be eligible to win the Points North Pitch Award and Modulus Finishing Fund, which includes a US$1000 cash prize from Documentary Educational Resources and 60 hours of free sound mix or color correction services from Boston-based Modulus Studios (worth approximately $10,000).

Selected New England-based filmmakers will also be eligible for a separate prize that includes three half-hour consultations with the Tribeca Film Institute’s director of documentary programming, Ryan Harrington, and a $3000 tuition scholarship to the Maine Media Workshops.

The Points North Pitch, which takes place on September 28 at the Camden Opera House, gives participants seven minutes to present a verbal pitch and a trailer or clip from the work in progress. The Pitch is free and open to the public.

Past winners of the Points North Pitch Award include Betting the Farm by Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree, Mosquito by Jesse Epstein and Hannah Rosenzweig, and In Country by Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in Points North over the last few years and we’re particularly excited about building a community of support around the work of emerging filmmakers from New England and beyond,” said Ben Fowlie, founder and executive director of CIFF.

The deadline for submissions is August 9, 2013. More information and an application form can be found here. The Camden International Film Festival takes place from September 26-29, 2013.


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