Team

Pamela Segger

Executive Director

Pamela Segger is executive director and lead programmer of Lunenburg Doc Fest. Pamela also serves as lead consultant of the LDF Atlantic Canada Delegation, a year-round initiative that promotes and creates national and international professional development opportunities for Atlantic Canadian film producers and directors. Prior to co-founding Lunenburg Doc Fest, Pamela worked in Finance then… Read More

Pamela Segger is executive director and lead programmer of Lunenburg Doc Fest. Pamela also serves as lead consultant of the LDF Atlantic Canada Delegation, a year-round initiative that promotes and creates national and international professional development opportunities for Atlantic Canadian film producers and directors. Prior to co-founding Lunenburg Doc Fest, Pamela worked in Finance then studied feature film at UCLA. She is a member of Screen Nova Scotia and DOC Atlantic and was a board member and co-programmer of Women in Film and Television Atlantic and the organization’s flagship annual conference (2015-2019). Pamela frequently participates as a panelist, host, presenter, juror and programmer for a variety of screen-based organizations and festivals. In her spare time Pamela is learning Irish Dance and how to sail her 1939 wood sloop sailboat.

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Lauren Unsworth

Program and Events Coordinator

Lauren studied Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, which inspired an itch to travel—leading Lauren to work on tall ships around the world as a deckhand for several years. Lauren has worked and lived in several places worldwide, including Amsterdam, where she was born and raised. Lauren’s interest in Criminology brought her to Halifax in… Read More

Lauren studied Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, which inspired an itch to travel—leading Lauren to work on tall ships around the world as a deckhand for several years. Lauren has worked and lived in several places worldwide, including Amsterdam, where she was born and raised. Lauren’s interest in Criminology brought her to Halifax in 2016. She obtained a Criminology diploma from Eastern College, which led to enjoyable opportunities to work within the Halifax/ Dartmouth community. Lauren moved to Lunenburg in April 2020. She has family ties here and spent summers in Lunenburg. She is very excited to be a part of the Lunenburg Doc Fest team, learn new skills, and gain work experience.

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Ania Byczkowska

Administrative Coordinator

Born in Poland, Ania has called Toronto, Granada and New Orleans home. So, it’s no wonder she loves traditional jazz, road trips near and far, and that ocean breeze. She has a soft spot for documentary series by Anthony Bourdain which bring together some of her favourite things: food and travel. Ania brings with her over… Read More

Born in Poland, Ania has called Toronto, Granada and New Orleans home. So, it’s no wonder she loves traditional jazz, road trips near and far, and that ocean breeze. She has a soft spot for documentary series by Anthony Bourdain which bring together some of her favourite things: food and travel. Ania brings with her over 15 years of coordination and event management experience across the education, hospitality, and arts industries. She is excited to be a part of the Lunenburg Doc Fest team once again.

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Walter Forsyth

Development Coordinator

Walter Forsyth is a filmmaker and film and festival producer. He is the Development Coordinator and a programmer at Lunenburg Doc Fest, co-runs Hellifax Horror Fest, started the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, worked as a programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival, sat on the board of directors at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and sits on the board of… Read More

Walter Forsyth is a filmmaker and film and festival producer. He is the Development Coordinator and a programmer at Lunenburg Doc Fest, co-runs Hellifax Horror Fest, started the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, worked as a programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival, sat on the board of directors at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and sits on the board of DOC Atlantic. Walter has four Canadian Screen Award nominations and is president of the boutique media company, Gorgeous Mistaske Productions. Recent documentaries include ‘Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing’ (2021), ‘Bread in the Bones’ (2020) and the docu-series ‘Living in Flow’ (2021). He produced the short films ‘Boyclops’ (TIFF 04) and ‘There’s a Flower in My Pedal’ (TIFF Honourable Mention 05) and ‘How to Be Alone’ (10 million views on YouTube). He won TIFF’s Pitch This!, received a Sundance Doc Fund and is an alumni of the TIFF Talent Lab, the CTV Banff Fellowship and the Trans Atlantic Partners program. He has written and directed several award winning documentaries and short films including ‘The June Bug Symphony’ (Hot Docs 01), ‘Old St. Nick’ (Best of TIFF Shorts 03) and ‘Grave Sight’ (32 festivals and 5 awards, 2020).

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Kate Lightstone

Industry Program Coordinator

Kate Lightstone is a multidisciplinary creative with a background in writing and love for film. After completing a degree in Literature at the University of Guelph in 2014 and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from NSCAD in 2015, she has lived and worked in six different countries with her hands in many disciplines. She has held positions… Read More

Kate Lightstone is a multidisciplinary creative with a background in writing and love for film. After completing a degree in Literature at the University of Guelph in 2014 and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from NSCAD in 2015, she has lived and worked in six different countries with her hands in many disciplines. She has held positions as a Bookseller, Baker, Bartender, Circus Coach, Receptionist, Reiki Practitioner, Reforestation worker, Writer… and more. She has returned to her roots in Nova Scotia (unceded Mi’kma’ki land) where her love for true story drew her to the energy at the Lunenburg Doc Fest. She is the Industry Programs Coordinator during the day and spends the early hours of the morning working on the manuscript for her book.

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Liana Oh, MA

Virtual Content Coordinator

Always a lover of the written word, Liana went on to study Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Alberta followed by a MA in Forensic Linguistics from Cardiff University. Inspired by emerging online trends, her focuses include digital media and culture. When she isn’t knitting a sweater, Liana spends her free time gardening and… Read More

Always a lover of the written word, Liana went on to study Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Alberta followed by a MA in Forensic Linguistics from Cardiff University. Inspired by emerging online trends, her focuses include digital media and culture. When she isn’t knitting a sweater, Liana spends her free time gardening and cuddling with her two dogs. After moving to Nova Scotia in 2021, she is excited to be a part of the Lunenburg Doc Fest team and experience more of the beautiful province she now calls home!

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Adam Adler

Technical Director

Art Eaton

Sound Technician

Art Eaton is an electronics graduate of L.R.V.S. in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, as well as the Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, where he studied advanced audio recording. After may years on the road working for professional bands as a bassist and later as live sound engineer, Art has now settled in Bridgewater. Since then, he’s… Read More

Art Eaton is an electronics graduate of L.R.V.S. in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, as well as the Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, where he studied advanced audio recording. After may years on the road working for professional bands as a bassist and later as live sound engineer, Art has now settled in Bridgewater. Since then, he’s worked in PA sales and rentals at the local music shop, done sound for the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society since early 2000, and has been mixing for Lunenburg Doc Fest since its inception. Other work has taken him from CBC, Much Music, outdoor festivals, digital recording projects and a host of multiple local venues. Art’s many years as a musician and technical engineer have brought him many lasting relationships, and he looks forward to many more years of service.

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