Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Special film funding session at Points North Documentary Forum in Camden, ME

[Dear readers: Below is information about an interesting program for documentary filmmakers that will be running along with the Points North Doc Forum at the upcoming Camden International Film Festival in Maine that was mentioned earlier on this blog.]



a Documentary Funding Seminar led by

Senior Programming Manager
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Developing Your Project for ITVS

As the single biggest funder of independent documentaries on television, the Independent Television Service has become indispensable for filmmakers seeking major funding for their projects.  This event is a rare opportunity for independent producers to grasp the essential concepts and principles of how to make a documentary more competitive when applying for ITVS funds. From writing the treatment to production considerations  and directorial vision, participants will gain valuable insight into the ITVS process. Case studies, video samples, and handouts will walk you through the basic steps towards making your project more competitive with this organization.

Developing Your Project With ITVS will take place Saturday October 2 from 2:30 – 5:00 in Rockport, Maine as part of the Points North Documentary Forum, the conference element of the Camden International Film Festival. This seminar co-sponsored by The Maine Film & Video Association, an active group of film and video professionals working together to create educational and networking opportunities for Maine's media industry. MFVA MEMBERS RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT on Camden Festival and Points North Passes.

Passes for the two day Points North Forum are $25, day passes $15. For more information, event details, and pass sales, please consult the Camden International Film Festival’s website: To receive the MFVA discount, go to