Youth Program


Films by Teens

January 11, 12, 18 & 19

Everyone has a story!  Learn the art of documentary filmmaking with your peers. Get guidance from professional filmmakers and explore the elements that make a good story great, from engaging characters to thought-provoking dialogue to well-crafted scenes.

See your film on the “big screen” at Lunenburg Doc Fest!

Each year Lunenburg Doc Fest presents a hands-on documentary filmmaking workshop for youth.  The produced films are then presented during the festival for the Youth participants and general audience.

Read about our 2020 Youth Workshop in reporter Michael Best’s article: Young People Document Climate Change, Local Folklore

Watch the films from the Doc Your Boat workshop here!

Parents and guardians, please apply on behalf of your teen. Thank you!

Tim Reeves-Horton, B. Ed

Tim Reeves-Horton, B. Ed, is a partner in Picnic Studios, a South Shore video production company with client across Nova Scotia. With experience in film, television and video production, Tim has credits with CBC Television, National Geographic Channel, Parks Canada, Ontario Arts Council, Nova Scotia Health Authority and many more. Tim has worked as a writer, production manager, First AD, cameraperson and editor on projects from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
Before starting Picnic Studios in 2015, Tim was Head of Video Production for Lighthouse Media Group for eight years. He also was their Director of Education Outreach and won Atlantic Region and National Newspaper Awards for his media literacy programs involving video production and newspaper publication.

Adam Arkens

Adam Arkens is a recent grad just entering the digital media tech industry as a camera operator/editor. Adam has worked on international productions and is very active in the Halifax and Nova Scotia production scene. Adam is a relentless and savvy contributor to social media conversation and has a strong presence in the online community within Nova Scotia and beyond.