“Rich Hill,” “Actress” set for 10th Camden Int’l Film Fest

For its 10th anniversary, the Camden International Film Festival is hosting docs such as Rich Hill (pictured), A Goat For a Vote, Actress and Songs from the Forest.
September 5, 2014

A Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner and a film examining a former actor on the The Wire are among the more than 60 films that will be screened at the 10th annual Camden International Film Festival (CIFF).

Scheduled to be held September 25-28 in Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, CIFF is also home to the Points North Documentary Forum and, for the first time this year, the Points North Fellowship, as well as a partnership with Al Jazeera’s AJ+ to host the AJ+ Live Pitch.

Documentaries both foreign and domestic set to be featured during the festival include Rich Hill (pictured above), the story of adolescents in a small Missouri town who face a daily struggle to survive; and Actress, the story of Brandy Burns, a thespian who gave up a recurring role on the HBO series The Wire to start a family, and then found that family life beginning to crumble around her as she went back to work.

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo directed Rich Hill, while Robert Greene directed Actress.

Some of the foreign titles appearing at CIFF include Jeroen van Velzen’s A Goat For a Vote (Netherlands), Thomas Balmes’ Happiness (France, Finland), Jean-Francois Caissy’s Guidelines (La Marche A Suivre) (Canada), and Michael Obert’s Songs from the Forest (Germany).

CIFF will also screen the Cinema Eye Honors’ Non-Fiction Short Film finalists, with titles to be announced later this month. The Points North Documentary Forum lineup of films, speakers, and panels is also pending, and will be confirmed later this week.

Ben Fowlie, CIFF’s founder and executive director, said his festival has flourished over the past decade, and that this year’s line-up is as strong as any the event has previously hosted.

“Over the past 10 years we’ve had the opportunity to share a selection of films that highlight both the creativity and unique ways artists are using to tell stories, and the impact these stories can have on community,” Ben Fowlie, CIFF’s founder and executive director, said in a statement. “This year is no exception.”

Click here for the full 2014 CIFF line-up.

About The Author