Lunenburg Doc Fest is thrilled to present Making Waves: Atlantic Canada Shorts, a collection of unforgettable short films from some of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting established and emerging filmmakers.

The Making Waves lineup is:

What If I Choke?

Director: Carter Thurber

A fear every single-person should have. Made during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, this darkly-comedic animated train-of-thought captures the fears of choking while alone in isolation.

The Mad Scientist of Hubbards

Directors: Lucy Harnish, Feleshia Chandler

Allan Carver wants to keep the small seaside community of Hubbards a little weird with his out of the box marketing creations.

Art is my Life

Directors: Team Possible, Adam Bauld, Will Brewer

Team Possible is a group of artists with Down Syndrome that meet every Saturday to create together. Through their own voices, Team created a 15-minute animated documentary film on the history of Down Syndrome, on how art impacts their lives and what it means to be a part of a creative community.


Director: Justin Brown

One woman, from Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, reconciles with being abducted by aliens, just down the road from the world’s only documented UFO crash in 1967. Two sisters from town claim the same tale.

The Story Of The I'm Alone

Director: Allison Wolvers

‘The Story of the I’m Alone’ is an animated short created on Prince Edward Island. The short retells the story of the I’m Alone, a Canadian schooner built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in the 1920s and used in the elicit trade of contraband (rum-running) during Prohibition. The animated short plays to the song ‘The Story of the I’m Alone’ by iconic Canadian folksinger Wade Hemsworth, who created some of the most classic Canadian folk songs such as ‘The Blackfly Song’ and ‘The Log Driver’s Waltz.’