In July, the Camden International Film Festival launched the Points North Institute, a media arts organization providing filmmakers with grants and opportunities as part of a mission to serve as a “launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers.” The year-round program is an expansion of their Points North Fellowship, which provides six filmmakers with $2,000, mentorships, workshopping, industry meetings and a host of other great opportunities.

Though the deadline for this year's Points North Fellowship passed last night, you're still in luck if you happen to be an editor. They have now opened submissions for the inaugural Shortform Editing Residency. The new program is designed to support filmmakers and journalists working on documentary shorts or episodic series.

The week-long residency will take place September 11-18, bringing four selected filmmakers to Maine to work on their edit with input from experienced mentors. The program also includes an All Access Pass to the 2016 Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)—held September 15-18—giving filmmakers additional opportunities to connect with funders, distributors and the international documentary community during the festival weekend.

The Shortform Residency includes:

  • 7 nights of accommodations for one on the picturesque coast of Maine
  • $1000 stipend for travel and rental car
  • (2) All Access Passes to the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum
  • Meetings with commissioning editors from major digital publications at CIFF

Applications cost $30 and will be accepted until August 10.