The 2010 Camden International Film Festival officially wrapped under the stars Sunday night, Oct. 3 at the Cellardoor Vineyard in Lincolnville. More than 300 people gathered in chilly weather to watch a special work in progress screening about light pollution under the stars, a perfect ending to a weekend that had started with a tropical storm.

The sixth annual festival was filled with packed screenings and good times. Founder and co-producer Ben Fowlie said there are many who should be thanked for making it a reality including those who volunteered countless hours of their time; collaborators, filmmakers and industry players; individual donors and business sponsors; and the entire Camden IFF and Points North Team, “the most creative, hard working and talented folks I know.”

At the festival’s closing reception, several films were given awards and the winner of the inaugural Points North Forum Pitch was announced. The latter was the North Haven filmmaking team of Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree and their work-in-progress “Betting the Farm.”

Award-winning festival films for 2010 are “On the Other Side of Life,” directed by Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff, the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award; “Tankograd,” directed by Boris B. Betram, the Harrell Award; and “Circo,” directed by Aaron Schock, a Harrell Award Special Jury Mention.

In coming weeks, photographs of this year’s festival will be posted on the Web site,

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to