Lunenburg Doc Fest (LDF) is now accepting submissions for its third annual event, September 22-25, 2016. The Festival showcases feature-length and short documentary films. Established and aspiring are encouraged to submit documentaries for consideration.

The Festival presents original and inspiring films from across the globe. There is a particular interest in documentaries that fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • Atlantic
  • International
  • Environmental
  • Political
  • Art
  • Youth/Family
  • Docudrama
  • Experimental

“The second annual Lunenburg Doc Fest garnered over 900 submissions from 97 countries, a fabulous delegation of visiting filmmakers, and 50% more attendance. This year the Festival is building on that momentum by adding a fourth day. This will further enhance the festival experience for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike,” says Pamela Segger, LDF’s Executive Director. “We look forward to presenting a compelling lineup of evocative documentaries, interactive events, awards and celebrations that will spotlight a captivating mix of fact-based films from around the world.”

Deadlines to submit via are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline — April 15, 2016
Regular Deadline — May 31, 2016
Final Deadline — July 15, 2016

For complete guidelines and submission details are available at

Films selected for screening during Lunenburg Doc Fest will receive an honorarium. Award categories include the Best Feature Documentary, Atlantic Filmmaker Award and Short Film Award.