Announcing the 2020 Cabin Fever Film Fest!

  • February 14, 2020

Last March, we launched a new experiment we called Cabin Fever Film Fest. Our goal was simple...bring a bit of the CIFF experience to Midcoast Maine at a time when we all need it most. We’re happy to say that not only was it a success, it was also super fun! 

At the core of everything we do is the belief that there’s something incredibly special about bringing people together to experience the power of nonfiction storytelling. Cabin Fever is another moment where we get to do that, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this year’s program with you. 

Taking place February 28th through March 1st at the Camden Opera House, this year's Cabin Fever has been expanded to include three days of film screenings, a virtual reality exhibition, live music, and other special events. 

Take a moment to preview the Cabin Fever program below. Highlights include a number of special pre-release screenings of new films fresh from their world premiere at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, including the Audience Award winner, Crip Camp. We are also excited to be working with a few new local partners, Orono Brewing and Herbal Revolution, and long-time CIFF friend, Rock City Coffee, who will be providing free coffee throughout the weekend! 

Passes and tickets are now on-sale! This year, we’re offering two levels of passes and advance ticket sales for all screenings.

  • Film Passes ($40) -- includes one admission to all 7 screenings.
  • All Access Passes ($75) -- admits one to all 7 film screenings, the Storyforms VR exhibition, our Opening Night Reception, and Saturday Night Party at Betty Forever.
  • Individual Screening Tickets ($10)

Passes and tickets can also be purchased (pending availability) on the day of show at the Camden Opera House Box Office. For passes, tickets, trailers, schedule and more information about the 2020 Cabin Fever Film Fest, visit: 

2020 Cabin Fever Film Fest Lineup

Through never before heard audio and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, this intimate film reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer. 

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a summer camp for teens with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a movement. 

A poignant portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who, outlawed for their love, flee the country with their four-year-old son, Mani. 

Once the world’s most famous astrologers, Walter Mercado reached 120 million people...then disappeared and now seeks to resurrect a forgotten legacy. 

A confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. 

A film about emoji that sheds light on the private consortium that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting to make the language more representative of its billions of users. 

Primary follows the young charismatic senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, as he goes head-to-head with established Minnesota senator Hubert Humphrey to win the Wisconsin presidential primary in April 1960. 

Storyforms: Remixing Reality
The Points North Institute’s annual exhibition of groundbreaking immersive documentary experiences -- one of the most popular components of CIFF -- is now coming to Cabin Fever. All Access Passholders will have access to audience favorite virtual reality (VR) films from past Storyforms programs -- each transporting viewers to far-flung corners of the globe, where they’ll meet people and experience places they won’t soon forget. 


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