Points North Institute starts short-form editing residency

The Camden International Film Festival-affiliated organization is launching a residency program aimed at filmmakers and journalists working on short docs and episodic series. (Pictured: 2015 Points North Forum)
July 21, 2016

The Camden International Film Festival’s Points North Institute has launched a residency program for short-form film editing.

The week-long program is aimed at filmmakers and journalists working on documentary shorts or episodic series and takes place from September 11 to 18 in Maine. Attendees will work with experienced mentors and receive an all-access pass to this year’s festival, which runs from September 15 to 18.

The deadline to apply for the Shortform Editing Residency is August 10. Selected projects and industry mentors will be announced in late August.

Launched earlier this month, the Points North Institute focuses on non-fiction with an aim to discover and advance the careers of diverse storytellers.

It serves as the umbrella organization for the festival, which takes place across Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, as well as the Points North Forum, the Points North Fellowship and the Camden/TFI Retreat, a week-long program run with the Tribeca Film Institute and CNN Films.

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