The LDF Dock Market Conference offers a variety of different programming formats to help filmmakers achieve their goals

This conference presents many options for meaningful engagement with industry partners, including: professional development, peer-to-peer engagement and networking opportunities. Hosted in an intimate location, the Dock Market is ideal for filmmakers wanting to find quality time with potential partners to help bring future projects to life.


Lunenburg Doc Fest is one of Canada’s leading documentary film festivals – presenting Canadian and international feature-length and short documentaries. The industry event, The Dock Market, is Atlantic Canada’s largest documentary forum.

1-to-1s are our main event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a range interests, and with decision-makers and other potential partners and stakeholders.


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.