Lunenburg Doc Fest thanks LighthouseNOW and Tim Reeves-Horton, who heads Lighthouse Media Group’s video production department and works in schools to promote media literacy, for partnering with The Festival to again offer the Lunenburg Doc Fest Youth Documentary Workshop.

LDF’s Youth Workshop introduces the arts of filmmaking and true-life storytelling to youth and provides a historically and culturally-rich venue for developing their stories, an experienced mentorship team, plus a showcase of the youth’s final films.

The Festival invites teens ages 13 – 18 to participate in a free workshop in which they create their first documentary — a chance to tap into imagination, unleash creativity and share an original film.

This year, Lunenburg Doc Fest has expanded and enhanced its second Youth Documentary Workshop with the addition of an extra weekend of practical experience, more technology, and the leadership of three accomplished filmmaker mentors.

Participating youth are introduced to local resources of interest, the art of documentary making, plus the main skills and roles required to make a film. Each student takes on a specific role in a production team that will produce a short documentary based on a subject of their team’s choice.

Guided by experienced filmmakers, each production team will produce their own documentary, benefiting from hands-on experience and active participation in story development, research, interview techniques, cinematography, editing, and more.

The young filmmakers are invited to share their work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers by premiering their films on the big screen at Lunenburg Doc Fest, 1:00pm, Sunday, September 27 at The Pearl Theatre. The Youth Program also includes a screening of the film I AM ELEVEN. Click HERE for schedule details and click the TICKET below to buy tickets.

By introducing young people to filmmaking, the LDF Youth Program endeavours to provide youth with new mediums to express creativity and develop storytelling talents that will enhance their experience and communication skills as well as the entire arts community.

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