ROCKPORT, Maine - The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF ’08) kicks off Thursday, September 25, with two events sponsored by Maine Media Workshops. At 4PM, immediately following a meeting of the board of the Maine Film and Video Association (MFVA), a reception will be held for MFVA members and the public at the theatre in Union Hall (2 Central Street, Rockport).
From 4:45 - 6PM, also in Union Hall, the community is invited to attend a filmmaking panel: “Maximizing Production Values for Shoestring or Big Budget Films” featuring Workshops film faculty Bestor Cram, Anelisa Garfunkel, Jim Planette, and Geoff Uloth as panelists, and Workshops Film Program Director, Mimi Edmunds, as moderator.
“These collaborations between key film organizations in Maine are exciting ways to promote the high caliber of filmmaking resources in our State, says Edmunds.
The opening screening of the festival, The Way We Get By, starts at 7PM at the Strand Theatre in Rockland.
Maine Media Workshops is a non-profit educational organization offering over 450 one- and two-week workshops and for photographers, filmmakers and media artists. Programs are available for working professionals, serious amateurs, and high school and college students. Professional certificate and MFA programs are also available through Maine Media College. For more information on programs and all free community events at the Workshops, call 207-236-8581, email email@example.com, or visit the website at