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Doc Filmmakers, Submissions are Open For the First Ever AJ+ Pitch

The Camden International Film Festival is back and loaded with opportunities for documentary filmmakers and journalists alike

In addition to the annual Points North Fellowship that CIFF offers every year, the Maine-based festival is now teaming up with Al Jazeera's new digital channel AJ+, and providing even more opportunities for aspiring documentary filmmakers through the AJ+ Pitch. 

The AJ+ Pitch will allow five documentarians to pitch their short documentary concepts or work-in-progress projects for a chance to leave CIFF with up to 10,000 dollars of commission. All five chosen filmmakers will be provided with an All Access pass to CIFF, as well as a stipend for accomodations and travel fees. 

With so many apocalyptic blockbusters in theaters this summer, CIFF is asking filmmakers to look to the future in their docs. The AJ+ Pitch is looking for filmmakers who use compelling stories to illustrate a larger, more holistic picture that captures our current social and cultural moment. The stories can be local, but still relatable to a global audience. 

If you've got a documentary ideas up your sleeve, apply for the AJ+ Pitch and take advantage of all that CIFF has to offer! 


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