Hot Docs Ignite Workshop


The Hot Docs Doc Ignite: Marketing and Direct Distribution session takes place Friday, September 23. The two-hour session will focus on:

How filmmakers can bring their documentaries to audiences and the marketplace;
Positioning films for the marketplace;
Key exercises to market films and engage audiences; and,
Data, metrics and how to use it to increase your audience reach and film sales.
The workshop will also present key findings from a major study of Canadian documentary audiences and share the practical applications from Doc Ignite workshops.

Elizabeth Radshaw, Director of Industry at Hot Docs, will be leading the workshop and bringing with her valuable knowledge and experience in the film industry. We welcome Ms. Radshaw and look forward to her participation at the third annual Doc Fest.

The Doc Ignite Workshop is free and available on a first-come, first-serve to filmmakers who pre-register.


10am – Noon, FRI, Sept 23
Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa — Boardroom
94 Pelham Street


Hot Docs Round Table


Lunenburg Doc Fest is thrilled to bring one of the world’s key experts in film financing to meet with local filmmakers.

Hot Docs’ Elizabeth Radshaw, Industry Programs Director, will host two 45-minute long round table sessions for 6 filmmaker companies. Get a quick update on Hot Docs events and ask direct questions about funds, Hot Docs Forum & Dealmaker, Emerging Filmmakers’ labs and festival opportunities.


FRI, Sept 23
Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa — Boardroom
94 Pelham Street


The Doc Market


At The Doc Market, participants will have the opportunity to partake in a series of one-on-one discussions with expert industry representatives from Hot Docs, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and National Film Board (NFB).

Interested filmmakers must pre-register. Email to express your interest along with a 50 word bio and a logline summarizing your project.

Learn about the industry experts below.


SAT, Sept 24
10:00am – Noon*
Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa — Lounge
94 Pelham Street