Camden International Film Festival is set to open Thursday, Sept. 27 to run through Sunday, Sept. 30 at venues in Camden and Rockland. CIFF will exhibit nearly 30 feature-length documentaries including several international, U.S. and regional premieres. The majority of these screenings will be followed by a Q&A with visiting filmmakers.

In total, CIFF will screen more than 70 films including a Shorts Program and the Made in Maine Showcase. In addition, CIFF will host the fourth edition of the Points North Documentary Forum. Points North is dedicated to providing both emerging and established documentary filmmakers with unique, accessible opportunities for professional development and creative inspiration.

Purchasing a Festival or VIP pass is the only way to reserve a seat at every single CIFF screening and Points North event. The CIFF VIP pass also grants access to the famous CIFF parties. VIP Passes are $150, Festival Passes are $75 and individual screening tickets, as available, are $8.50. Passes may be purchased online and can be picked up at the CIFF Box Office, located on Elm Street in the Camden Opera House building, starting Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon.

Screenings will take place at the Camden Opera House and Bayview Street Cinema in Camden; and the Strand Theatre and Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. For complete information about the festival, including descriptions of all films, or about Points North, visit camdenfilmfest.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.