UMaine offering Camden International Film Festival courses

Each year, the University of Maine makes it possible for students to attend the Camden International Film Festival and engage with filmmakers by offering related courses.

Recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights innovative work and dedication to the craft of nonfiction storytelling. The 13th annual CIFF will take place Sept. 14–17, and will feature screenings of nearly 80 documentary films from both up-and-coming and experienced filmmakers.

A documentary film and video class can be taken as any one of the following designators: ARH 369; ENG 382, which fulfills the Western Cultural Tradition general education requirement; NMD 398; or UST 400. The class will attend the festival’s film screenings and meet with a variety of documentary professionals.

The class meets four Saturdays: Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. For students preferring weekly class meetings offering a greater opportunity to build their technical skills, NMD 430, a documentary workshop, also will engage students fully in the festival.

Students in these courses receive a pass for admission to CIFF. The pass includes films, panels, workshops, morning sessions specifically created for the UMaine course, special events, and networking opportunities with filmmakers.

The CIFF courses are open to all students. For more information, call the UMaine Division of Lifelong Learning at 581.3143.