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Recap from Camden International Film Festival

06 Oct 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

WIFVNE Board Vice President Nerissa Williams Scott recaps The Camden International Film Festival 2022. 

The Camden International Film Festival 2022 was a blast. Fellow board member Emily Abi-Kheirs and myself (pictured below, Nerissa on left) attended in stride as we traipsed up and down the coast line in upstate Maine. What a joy to be surrounded by the locals who wanted nothing more than to enlighten us on the wrongs being spouted about them in the media and their lobstah fishing ways. We enveloped their sense of pride and wanted to do more. We both supported the community the best way we know how....why, by buying and eating lobstah of course.


“A program of the Points North Institute, CIFF remains widely recognized as a major platform championing the next generation of nonfiction storytellers and one of the hottest documentary and industry festivals on the festival and awards calendars,” said Points North, in a news release. “This year's edition was the most international and formally adventurous to date. It included 34 features and 37 short films from over 41 countries. Over 60% of the entire program was directed or co-directed by BIPOC filmmakers and this was the 6th consecutive program the festival has reached gender parity within the program and across all competitions.”

Bravo CIFF!!! We at WIFVNE are looking forward to a solid partnership next year and years to come!

Photo credit:  Nerissa Williams Scott 

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