Conference Formats

The LDF Dock Market Conference offers a variety of different programming formats to help filmmakers achieve their goals. Presenting a balance of professional development, peer to peer engagement and networking opportunities, in an intimate location, the Dock Market is ideal for filmmakers wanting to find quality time with potential partners.



Lunenburg Doc Fest is one of Canada’s leading documentary film festivals presenting more than 80 Canadian and international documentaries. The industry event, The Dock Market, is Atlantic Canada’s only documentary forum.

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



Spotlight “At the Helm” Conversations include two to five experts offering a broader conversation on hot topics.

Panels feature between three and four industry professionals sharing different perspectives and opinions based on a specific subject, making for a lively conversation.



Deep dive sessions with more hands-on learning activities and specific takeaways for professional growth and development. Session time ranges from 90-180 minutes.

Advance sign-up is required – stay tuned for more information.



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.

Advance sign-up is required – stay tuned for more information.

MEET UPS / Networking Events 

From the sunset harbour boat cruise with lobster and local brews, a rum tasting at Ironworks Distillery, Fish and Chips on the Waterfront, to Meet-the -Filmmakers receptions, LDF offers a variety of opportunities to discuss projects with potential partners.