2022 The Dock Market & Industry Schedule


*** PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA***
Monday’s Programming remains unaffected

Lunenburg Doc Fest presents more than 80 Canadian and international documentaries plus Atlantic Canada’s only documentary forum, The Dock Market.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am

Online

*CANCELLED* On Deck with NYT OP Docs **POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 ONLINE**

Alexandra Garcia, Supervising Producer

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 9:30am

Where: Online

On Deck Round Table with Alex Garcia, Producer at NYT OP Docs.

*Industry Pass Required* 

 

Topic: On Deck with NYT OP Docs

Time: Sep 28, 2022 08:30 AM Halifax

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 836 6790 3633

Passcode: 079463

10:15am - 10:45am

On Deck with LevelFilm

Robin Smith, Head of Factual content

Online

On Deck with LevelFilm

Robin Smith, Head of Factual content

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 10:15am

Where: Online

On Deck Round Table with Robin Smith, Head of factual content at LevelFilm

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 889 3203 1996
Passcode: 846576

1:00pm - 2:00pm

At the Helm: Fair Use **POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 ONLINE**

Peter Raymont, President of White Pine Pictures

Online

At the Helm: Fair Use **POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 ONLINE**

Peter Raymont, President of White Pine Pictures

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 1:00pm

Where: Online

An At The Helm is an hour-long lecture-style session with a key industry Decision Maker.

In recent years, U.S. Fair Use Law has revolutionized documentary filmmaking. “At the Helm with Peter Raymont: Fair Use”, will explore one documentary filmmaker’s experience in using the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law to incorporate footage from feature films, TV shows and commercials in several productions. White Pine Pictures has incorporated footage from these sources in their films “All Govern- ments Lie”, “The Corporate Coup d’État”, “Margaret Atwood”, “Toxic Beauty”, “Buffy Sainte-Marie” and “Ice-Breaker”. They work closely with the L.A. law firm that has led the way in interpreting and testing Fair Use provisions of US copyright law. Excerpts from the films will be screened to demonstrate what is admissible under Fair Use.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 817 4443 6099
Passcode: 455989

Workshop: Crafting a Sizzle Reel with Jeremy Workman: Unlocking Financing for Your Next Documentary **POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 ONLINE**

Jeremy Workman, Wheelhouse Creative

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 3:30pm

Where: Online

WORKSHOPS

CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 at 3:30pm ADT.

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Meeting ID: 628 154 8966
Passcode: 666888321

 

Today, more and more documentaries are being funded and greenlit based purely on a short sizzle reel. Creating sizzle reels is an art that not only opens funding doors but also showcases directorial and cinematic vision. But how do you craft a sizzle that gets your message across in such a short running time?  How do you create a reel before you’ve even made the film?  What should a sizzle reel even show? Having overseen dozens of successful sizzle reels for documentaries, sizzle reel veteran and director of Wheelhouse Creative Jeremy Workman will demystify this very unique process and demonstrate what makes a stand-out sizzle.

 

 

 

Monday, September 26, 2022

9:00am - 9:30am

On Deck with Game Theory Films

Hilary Hart, Director of Distribution & Acquisitions

Online

On Deck with Game Theory Films

Hilary Hart, Director of Distribution & Acquisitions

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 9:00am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 826 8166 1894
Passcode: 445038

9:45am - 10:15am

On Deck with Bell Fund

Nancy Chappelle, Executive Director, Bell Fund

Online

On Deck with Bell Fund

Nancy Chappelle, Executive Director, Bell Fund

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 9:45am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 872 5164 1102
Passcode: 079070

10:30am - 11:00am

On Deck with Films We Like

Michael Boyuk, Head of Distribution, Films We Like

Online

On Deck with Films We Like

Michael Boyuk, Head of Distribution, Films We Like

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 10:30am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 816 3338 8135
Passcode: 712882

11:15am - 11:45am

On Deck with Podstarter

Jonathan Burns + Rhys Waters, Co-Founders, Podstarter

Online

On Deck with Podstarter

Jonathan Burns + Rhys Waters, Co-Founders, Podstarter

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 11:15am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 842 8564 7027
Passcode: 173279

12:45pm - 1:15pm

On Deck with Al Jazeera

Andrew Phillips

On Deck with Al Jazeera

Andrew Phillips

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 12:45pm

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 841 4385 1867
Passcode: 891729

12:00pm - 12:30pm

On Deck with Telefilm **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive

On Deck with Telefilm **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 12:00pm

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 868 6911 8018
Passcode: 086208

2:00pm - 4:30pm

1-to-1 Meetings

Interesting Human Media, CBC's The Nature of Things, Al Jazeera

Online

1-to-1 Meetings

Interesting Human Media, CBC's The Nature of Things, Al Jazeera

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 2:00pm

Where: Online

Fifteen-minute meetings with decision makers and potential partners. Last year we hosted over 600 meetings over two days. 1-to-1s are our main event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a wide range of industries, interests and groups.

*Preregistration required*

Thursday, September 22, 2022

9:00am - 9:30am

On Deck with Corus Entertainment

Maria Knight, Production Executive, Factual Content, Corus Entertainment

Online

On Deck with Corus Entertainment

Maria Knight, Production Executive, Factual Content, Corus Entertainment

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 9:00am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

9:45am - 10:15am

On Deck with CMF

Patricia Voogt, Business Analyst, CMFPA

Online

On Deck with CMF

Patricia Voogt, Business Analyst, CMFPA

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 9:45am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

10:30am - 11:00am

On Deck with Hot Docs

Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Hot Docs Funds

Online

On Deck with Hot Docs

Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Hot Docs Funds

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 10:30am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

11:15am - 11:45am

On Deck with Bell Media

Tina Aspotolopoulos, Sr. Production Executive at Bell Media

Online

On Deck with Bell Media

Tina Aspotolopoulos, Sr. Production Executive at Bell Media

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 11:15am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

12:00pm - 12:30pm

On Deck with Passion River

Josh Levin, Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Passion River Films

Online

On Deck with Passion River

Josh Levin, Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Passion River Films

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 12:00pm

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Panel: Navigating Cultural Communites and Identities

B Ryan Glick, Barri Cohen, Ahsen Nadeem & Henri Pardo

Online

Panel: Navigating Cultural Communites and Identities

B Ryan Glick, Barri Cohen, Ahsen Nadeem & Henri Pardo

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 1:00pm

Where: Online

The Navigating Cultural Communities and Identities panel will explore themes of access, ethics and working with and through the sensitive topics of culture particularly when the filmmaker’s and/or decision maker’s cultural identity, understanding and experience differ from the cultural subjects of a film and/or industry standard. Moderated by Ayesha Husain, Lead, Inclusion Initiatives & Content Analyst, Telefilm Canada, feature guest panelists include Barri Cohen (Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children), B Ryan Glick (GQue Films), Henri Pardo (Founding President of Black Wealth Media) and Ahsen Nadeem (Crows Are White) bring their own unique and diverse perspectives.

Moderator: Ayesha Husain, Lead, Inclusion Initiatives & Content Analyst, Telefilm Canada
Panelists: Barri Cohen, Director, Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children
B Ryan Glick, President, GQue Films
Ahsen Nadeem, Writer-Producer-Director, Crows Are White & Henri Pardo, Black Wealth Media

TO VIEW THE WEBINAR:

ON ZOOM:
ID:841 1208 5123
Passcode:  727254

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Opening Night Gala

Black & White Gala, for Festival Pass and Industry Pass Holders

Lincoln St. , Between King and Prince

Opening Night Gala

Black & White Gala, for Festival Pass and Industry Pass Holders

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 9:00pm

Where: Lincoln St. , Between King and Prince

Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to host a Black and White Gala on Thursday, September 22nd. We promise an outstanding evening to remember!

Uplift the night with a remarkable documentary, local spirits, delectable hors d’oeuvres, lively conversation, and special surprise additions. Just a sashay away from our main venue, this year’s gala will be a unique in-person event with experiences inside the reception hall and outside under the starlit sky.

We invite you to join the celebration and a return to the big screen by dressing up in style — Black and White attire is encouraged.

Friday, September 23, 2022

9:00am - 9:30am

On Deck with Sunny Side of the Doc

Mathieu Béjot, Director of Strategy and Development

Online

On Deck with Sunny Side of the Doc

Mathieu Béjot, Director of Strategy and Development

When: Friday, September 23, 2022 – 9:00am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

9:45am - 10:15am

On Deck with IDFA

Selin Murat, Lead Markets Manager, IDFA

Online

On Deck with IDFA

Selin Murat, Lead Markets Manager, IDFA

When: Friday, September 23, 2022 – 9:45am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

11:30am - 2:00pm

1-to-1 Meetings

Bell Fund, Bell Media, IDFA, Hot Docs, GQue Films, Films We Like, Sunny Side of the Doc, Passion River Films,CMF, Corus Entertaiment

Online

1-to-1 Meetings

Bell Fund, Bell Media, IDFA, Hot Docs, GQue Films, Films We Like, Sunny Side of the Doc, Passion River Films,CMF, Corus Entertaiment

When: Friday, September 23, 2022 – 11:30am

Where: Online

Fifteen-minute meetings with decision makers and potential partners. Last year we hosted over 600 meetings over two days. 1-to-1s are our main event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a wide range of industries, interests and groups.

*Preregistration required*

2:30pm - 3:00pm

On Deck with TVO

Jane Jankovich, Commissioning producer

Online

On Deck with TVO

Jane Jankovich, Commissioning producer

When: Friday, September 23, 2022 – 2:30pm

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Ironworks Rum Tasting **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only, Iron Works Distillery

On-site, Ironworks Distillery

Ironworks Rum Tasting **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only, Iron Works Distillery

When: Friday, September 23, 2022 – 6:00pm

Where: On-site, Ironworks Distillery

Cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona

Saturday, September 24, 2022

On Deck with White Pine Pictures *Exclusive to Participants in the DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program and The Launch* ** CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

Peter Raymont, President of White Pine Pictures

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 10:30am

Where: On-site, The Big Boat Shed

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

11:00am - 11:30am

On Deck with Podstarter **CHANGED TO MONDAY, SEPT 26 at 11:15am**

Jonathan Burns and Rhys Waters, Co-Founders

Online

On Deck with Podstarter **CHANGED TO MONDAY, SEPT 26 at 11:15am**

Jonathan Burns and Rhys Waters, Co-Founders

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 11:00am

Where: Online

On Deck Roundtable with Jonathan Burns & Rhys Waters at Podstarter

*Industry Pass Required*

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 842 8564 7027

Passcode: 173279

11:30am - 12:00pm

Canadian Change Maker Chowder Lunch **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

Grab + Go at the Fish Shack, *By invitation Only*

The South Shore Fish Shack

Canadian Change Maker Chowder Lunch **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

Grab + Go at the Fish Shack, *By invitation Only*

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 11:30am

Where: The South Shore Fish Shack

Cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona

Grab a hot Chowder and fresh roll at our grab-and-go lunch for Decision Makers and Visiting Filmmakers. *By Invitation Only*

3:00pm - 4:00pm

THE LAUNCH **POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

The Launch: Documentary Pitch Contest

On-site, United Church Hall

THE LAUNCH **POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

The Launch: Documentary Pitch Contest

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 3:00pm

Where: On-site, United Church Hall

*The Launch will be Rescheduled to a later date due to Hurricane Fiona* 

The initiative, funded by the Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund, offers diverse emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers a chance to win mentorship and a prize package to make a short documentary over the next year. Five selected participants will pitch their documentary project live at the 2022 Lunenburg Doc Fest in competition for $20,000 in cash and in-kind filmmaking services.

The Selected Participants are as Follows:

Israel Ekanem,
Clinton Howard,
Juliet Mawusi,
Gee Stwart,
and Anna Quon

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Industry Cruise **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By invitation Only, Aboard the Eastern Star

On-Site, Lunenburg Waterfront, 124 Bluenose Drive

Industry Cruise **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By invitation Only, Aboard the Eastern Star

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 5:30pm

Where: On-Site, Lunenburg Waterfront, 124 Bluenose Drive

Cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona

9:00pm - 10:30pm

DOC Atlantic Reception **POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program Reception

On-site, Lightship Brewery

DOC Atlantic Reception **POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program Reception

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 9:00pm

Where: On-site, Lightship Brewery

The DOC Atlantic Reception will be postponed to a later date due to Hurricane Fiona 

 

Join Us as we celebrate the Festival and all its participants at an evening reception co-hosted by Lunenburg Doc Fest and DOC Atlantic.

Winners of The Launch: Documentary Development and Pitch Contest will be announced that evening!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

8:00am - 9:00am

On-site, No 9 Coffee Bar

Filmmakers' Rise and Grind **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only, No9 Coffee Bar

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 8:00am

Where: On-site, No 9 Coffee Bar

*By invitation only*

10:00am - 10:30am

On Deck with RBC **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA, DATE TBC**

Michael Polak, Commercial Accounts Manager, Media & Entertainment

On-site, The Big Boat Shed

On Deck with RBC **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA, DATE TBC**

Michael Polak, Commercial Accounts Manager, Media & Entertainment

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 10:00am

Where: On-site, The Big Boat Shed

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

10:45am - 12:00pm

On-site, The Big Boat Shed

Panel: The Art of Co-Production **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA, DATE TBC**

Ina Fichman & Peter Raymont

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 10:45am

Where: On-site, The Big Boat Shed

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

*Preregistration required*

12:15pm - 1:30pm

On-site, The South Shore Fish Shack

Industry Lunch **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 12:15pm

Where: On-site, The South Shore Fish Shack

Cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dock Market Happy Hour **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only, Tin Roof Distillery

The Tin Roof Distillery

Dock Market Happy Hour **CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA**

By Invitation Only, Tin Roof Distillery

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 4:30pm

Where: The Tin Roof Distillery

Cancelled due to Hurricane Fiona 

Schmoooze & Booze: Gather with your peers for one last hurrah and sampling of spirits at Lunenburg’s new Tin Roof Distillery.

Monday, September 26, 2022

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

On Deck avec FICFA *Français / Autres Langues Seulement*

Mélanie Clériot, Directrice, FICFA

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 5:00pm

Where: Online

*Special On Deck – French Language (or languages other than English) Films Only*

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 864 7094 9709
Passcode: 463479

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am

On Deck with NFB ** CHANGED TO TUESDAY, SEPT 27, ONLINE **

Rohan Fernando, Producer, NFB Quebec-Atlantic

Online

On Deck with NFB ** CHANGED TO TUESDAY, SEPT 27, ONLINE **

Rohan Fernando, Producer, NFB Quebec-Atlantic

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 9:30am

Where: Online

Each On Deck Round Table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. Industry insiders will spend 30 minutes with the pre-registered group.

INDUSTRY PASS REQUIRED

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 860 7152 5999
Passcode: 742467

1-to-1 Meetings **POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, SEPT 27 ONLINE**

NFB + CBC

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 12:30pm

Where: Online

Register HERE 

Fifteen-minute meetings with decision makers and potential partners. Last year we hosted over 600 meetings over two days. 1-to-1s are our main event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a wide range of industries, interests and groups.