UMaine offers annual CIFF course

Aug 10, 2018

Orono — The University of Maine will offer its annual documentary film course this fall that includes participation in the Camden International Film Festival, Sept. 13 through 16.

The CIFF documentary film course is a unique opportunity to network with both award-winning and emerging filmmakers. In addition to attending CIFF screenings, the pass students receive will provide opportunities to discuss the films in public forums and meet for further dialogues in seminar conferences with filmmakers and key industry leaders.

In addition to CIFF attendance, four required preparatory classes will engage students in the critical language, history and potentials of documentary filmmaking. These Saturday classes will take place on the Orono campus Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8. Instructors are Michael Grillo, Michael Scott and Robert Brinkley.

This course can be taken as any one of the following designators: ARH 369 (fulfills Artistic & Creative Expression, Cultural Diversity & International Perspective and Writing Intensive general education requirements); ENG 382 (fulfills Western Cultural Tradition gen ed requirement); NMD 398; and UST 400.

Interested students should register via MaineStreet at or call the University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning, 581-3143. More information about this year’s Camden International Film Festival is online at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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