FREE Seniors Workshop!
Take The Helm: Wellness in Ageing
The 7th LDF Seniors Workshop is an exciting opportunity for adults 55+ to meet safely online and onsite, get comfortable behind the camera, and shine a light on an important issue affecting our community and beyond!
Participants will learn filmmaking techniques from a professional mentor through discussions, research, hands on experience with production equipment, and interviews with stakeholders and experts.
This year’s Seniors Program tackles an important issue for a growing number of Canadian seniors as well the Canadian population as a whole. Up to twelve participants will explore the challenges of maintaining mental health through ageing.
The group will undertake the production of a mid-length documentary that they create together. Workshop participants will meet each week to learn about video production including story structure, interview techniques, lighting, sound, video recording, editing, and more! The group will then embark on the filmmaking process by engaging with subjects and experts connected to mental health. The finished film will premiere at the 9th Lunenburg Doc Fest in September 2022.
This is a free program for adults 55+. Limited spots available: Preference will be given to applicants who have not participated in Lunenburg Doc Fest’s Seniors Program to date.
Watch the 2021 Seniors Workshop film below!
“DESERTED” Food security for all: The 5th Seniors Workshop was an exciting opportunity for adults 55+ to meet safely online and (as possible*) onsite, get comfortable behind the camera, and shine a light on an important issue affecting our community and beyond! Participants learned filmmaking techniques from professional mentors through online discussions, research, and interviews with stakeholders and experts.
LUNENBURG DOC FEST SENIOR’S WORKSHOP
Deserted investigates the issue of food deserts in Nova Scotia and how food deserts impact food insecurity in both urban and rural areas of the province. Taking a cross-cultural view, the film follows several Nova Scotians who live in food deserts and looks at the challenges and solutions.
This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s
New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Click below to watch DESERTED now.
Watch the documentaries created by the 2019 and 2020 LDF Seniors Workshop below.
The Art of Change (2020) explores the only constant in life – change. Through interviews we hear from Nova Scotians who have initiated change, learned to accept changes forced upon them and even those who have refused to change. This documentary offers viewers a chance to reflect on how they might have reacted to those changes.
Watch The Art of Change below:
“Faces of Lyme: Ambivalence & Controversy” gives a voice to those who struggle getting a diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. By sharing their own, often difficult Lyme stories, the men, women and children interviewed for the film hope their experiences will help others suffering from Lyme disease. As a spin off, the filmmakers hope the documentary raises awareness of how the medical system and the community at large are struggling with this disease.
Watch Faces of Lyme created by the 2019 Seniors Workshop below:
Thank you to the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program and the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts for supporting the 2019 and 2020 LDF Seniors Workshop.