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INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER September 9, 2021

September 10, 2021

THE DOCK MARKET

2021 INDUSTRY LINEUP

•  ALL SESSIONS ONLINE  •

RBC and Lunenburg Doc Fest
invite you to the launch of the 8th annual festival!  

A longstanding champion of Canadian creatives and engaging stories on screen, RBC joins Lunenburg Doc Fest in connecting film enthusiasts September 23-29.

OPENING NIGHT SOCIAL
generously sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Kick off Doc Fest on Lunenburg’s beautiful waterfront and enjoy a festival preview, delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and vibrant conversation. Join your fellow film fans in celebrating another remarkable event!

Thursday, September 23, 4-6 pm
The Old Fish Factory, 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg

An Opening Night Social pass is required to attend.
A limited number of passes for this special event are now on sale.
THE DOCK MARKET
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 14 

For filmmakers seeking support, exposure and opportunities for their documentary projects, The Dock Market industry lineup offers a valuable opportunity to connect with industry partners and decision-makers via video conferencing as part of our 100% online industry events lineup.

See the INDUSTRY SCHEDULE here and register for The Dock Market 1-to-1 meetings, panels, round tables, masterclass, and Hot Docs Doc Ignite workshops.

Click here for participating industry Decision Makers confirmed to date.
 ‘THE DOCK MARKET’ IS FREE WITH PURCHASE
OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS
* Limited spaces available * 
1-to-1 MEETINGS
One-to-Ones are 15-minute meetings between filmmakers and decision makers and potential partners. The 1-to-1s are our main ‘Dock Market’ event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a wide range of industries, interests and groups. Last year Lunenburg Doc Fest hosted over 600 meetings over four days.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  September 14 
ALL TIMES IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)

THE DOCK MARKET 1-to-1 MEETINGS
Jump on this chance to connect with decision-makers
who can move your projects and career forward!

SATURDAY, SEPT 25
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

•  Dan Catagallo, Senior Vice President, Cargo Film & Releasing
•  Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films
•  Orly David, Founder Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative
•  Lynette Gryseels, Director of Fiscal Sponsorship, The Film Collaborative
•  Jane Jankovic, Commissioning Editor/Producer, TVO

SUNDAY, SEPT 26
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

•  Stewart Young, Executive Producer, Arts and Cultural Programming, CBC Atlantic
•  Robin Smith, Founder President & CEO, Kino Smith Inc | Blue Ice Docs Inc
•  Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer
•  (To be confirmed), Bell Media

MONDAY, SEPT 27
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST 

•  Rohan Fernando, NFB Atlantic-Quebec Studio, National Film Board
•  Lisa Holmes, Home Entertainment Director of Sales, Music Box Films
•  Josh Levin, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Passion River Films
•  Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel
•  Greg Rubidge, Founder, Syndicado
•  Sandra Kuze, Business Analyst, Telefilm
•  Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region, Telefilm
•  Nava Rastegar, Business Analyst, Telefilm

ALL INDUSTRY SESSIONS REQUIRE REGISTRATION.
*  LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE  *
Filmmakers receive free-admission to industry sessions with the purchase of an All Access Pass. (And at $35 you can’t go wrong!)

Buy your pass and register for The Dock Market 1-to-1s HERE.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  September 14

Hot Docs returns to Lunenburg Doc Fest with Doc Ignite workshops for filmmakers!

Doc Ignite workshops are offered in communities across Canada each year. Offering direct market intelligence and skills training, each workshop provides filmmakers with professional development curriculums on such topics as audience engagement, marketing and distribution to help successfully launch their films in the marketplace.

With a focus on reaching underserved regions and communities within Canada, Doc Ignite labs aim to provide new opportunities to filmmakers across all regions of Canada and continue to help them launch sustainable documentary careers.

Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, and Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Deal Maker, of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival return to Lunenburg Doc Fest to lead the following workshops.

SATURDAY, SEPT 25
9:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Grant Writing for Documentary Funds
with Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Hot Docs

Using a successful Hot Docs fund application as a case study, participants will learn how to clearly communicate their project ideas, what funders are really looking for when evaluating grant submissions, and will glean crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out.

SUNDAY, SEPT 26
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EST

International Teaser Trailer Creation
with Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Hot Docs

Documentary trailers are one of the tools audiences use to discover docs and choose to watch them ~ so says the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Audience research. Unfortunately, trailers can be an afterthought for doc filmmakers. This workshop will teach the types of trailers common for docs, share key takeaways, and steps to creating an engaging and powerful trailer.

FREE ACCESS WITH PURCHASE OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS

‘ON DECK WITH …’

ROUND TABLES

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  September 14

Each On Deck round table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion. Industry insiders will spend 30-45 minutes with the pre-registered group.

THURSDAY, SEPT 23

9:00am – 9:30am
On Deck with Telefilm
Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region, Telefilm

10:30am – 11:00am
On Deck with Bell Media  (TBC)

12:00pm – 12:30pm
On Deck with Music Box Films
Lisa Holmes, Home Entertainment Director of Sales, Music Box Films

FRIDAY, SEPT 24

10:30 am – 11:00 am
On Deck with Passion River Films
Josh Levin, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Passion River Films

11:45 am –  12:15 pm
On Deck with Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Polak, Media & Entertainment Portfolio Manager, RBC

SUNDAY, SEPT 26

10:30 am – 11:00 am
On Deck with GQue
Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films

11:15 am – 11:45 pm
On Deck with Bell Media 
(TBC)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
On Deck with Sean Farnel
Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer, Marketing and Distribution

MONDAY, SEPT 27

9:00 am – 9:30 am
On Deck with TVO
Jane Jankovic, Commissioning Editor/Producer, TVO

10:00 am – 10:30 am
On Deck with CBC DOCS
Lesley Birchard, Broadcast Executive, CBC Docs

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
On Deck with Cargo Film & Releasing
Dan Catagallo, Senior Vice President, Cargo Film & Releasing

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
On Deck with The Film Collaborative
Orly Ravid, Founder Co-executive Director, The Film Collaborative

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
On Deck with Syndicado
Greg Rubidge, Founder, Syndicado

REGISTER HERE

 ‘THE DOCK MARKET’ IS FREE WITH PURCHASE
OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS
BUY NOW
PANELS

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  September 14

FRIDAY, SEPT 24
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
International Festival Strategy Panel

•  Guest Moderator: Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer
•  Patrick Hurley, Industry Director, Sheffield Doc Fest
•  Théo Lionel, Festival Manager, The Party Film Sales
•  Cailin Mcfadden, Festival Coordinator, Cargo Film & Releasing
•  Ania Trzebiatowska, Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
•  Jeffrey Winter, Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative

FRIDAY, SEPT 24
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Program Funders Panel

Come aboard, they’re expecting you. Join these fabulous film funders for an hour-long discussion of how to build a successful application and learn what they want and how best to work with them.

•  Guest Moderator:  Bob Moore, Producer, EyeSteelFilm
•  Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Hot Docs Funds
•  Nancy Chapelle. Executive Director, Bell Fund
•  Robin Mirsky, Funds Executive Director, Rogers Fund
•  Jill Samson, Deputy Director – Portfolio Management, Canada Media Fund (CMF)

SATURDAY, SEPT 25
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Navigating Cultural Communities and Identities  (TBC)

FREE ACCESS WITH PURCHASE OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS

REGISTER HERE

‘THE DOCK MARKET’ DECISION MAKERS 

Lunenburg Doc Fest thanks the following esteemed Decision Makers participating in the 2021 Dock Market.

  • Tina Apostolopoulos, Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Bell Media
  • Nancy Chapelle, Executive Director, Bell Fund
  • Lesley Birchard, Broadcast Executive, CBC Docs
  • Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Hot Docs Funds
  • Dan Catagallo, Senior Vice President, Cargo Film & Releasing
  • Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer, Marketing and Distribution
  • Rohan Fernando, NFB Atlantic-Quebec Studio, National Film Board
  • Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films
  • Lynnette Gryseels, Director of Fiscal Sponsorship and Development, The Film Collaborative
  • Ayesha Husain, Lead, Inclusion Initiatives and Content Analyst, Telefilm
  • Lisa Holmes, Home Entertainment Director of Sales, Music Box Films
  • Patrick Hurley, Industry Director, Sheffield Doc Fest
  • Jane Jankovic, Commissioning Editor/Producer, TVO
  • Sandra Kuze, Business Analyst, Telefilm
  • Josh Levin, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Passion River Films
  • Théo Lionel, Festival Manager, The Party Film Sales
  • Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Hot Docs
  • Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region, Telefilm
  • Cailin McFadden, Festival Coordinator, Cargo Films & Releasing
  • Robin Mirsky, Funds Executive Director, Rogers Fund
  • Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel
  • Danielle Pearson, Production Executive, Bell Media
  • Michael Polak, Media & Entertainment Portfolio Manager, RBC
  • Nava Rastegar, Business Analyst, Telefilm
  • Orly Ravid, Founder Co executive director,The Film Collaborative
  • Greg Rubidge, Founder, Syndicado
  • Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Hot Docs
  • Jill Samson, Deputy Director – Portfolio Management, CMF
  • Robin Smith, Co owner/CEO, Blue Ice Docs / Kinosmith
  • Irena Taskovski, CEO / Head of acquisitions, TASKOVSKI FILMS
  • Ania Trzebiatowska, Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
  • Jeffrey Winter, Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative
  • Stewart Young, Executive Producer, Arts and Cultural programming, CBC Atlantic
Questions about ‘The Dock Market’?

Email LDF’s Conference Coordinator, Jarred, at industry@lunenburgdocfest.com

Film Passes for this year’s 7-day festival are

NOW ON SALE!

All-Access Passes come with access to every film
this year’s (mostly) online festival has to offer.

Curate your own at-home viewing experience and enjoy our largest selection of international documentaries to date, plus insightful livestream Filmmaker Q&As.

Full program schedule coming soon …

ALL-ACCESS FILM PASS

SUGGESTED PRICE: $35

HOUSEHOLD PASS
for watch parties with people in your household watching together!

SUGGESTED PRICE: $50

OPENING NIGHT SOCIAL PASS

Kick off your Lunenburg Doc Fest experience with an opening night social on the waterfront!  
SEPTEMBER 23, 4-6pm

BUY NOW

Thank You to Our Supporters!

DIAMOND SPONSORS
Anonymous
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
TELEFILM Canada

PLATINUM SPONSORS
CBC Atlantic
Eastlink
The Huskilson Family
Chippie Kennedy & John McLennan
Tina McArthur & Richard Rubenstein
Mary-Lou and Garry Pye

GOLD SPONSORS
Adams & Knickle
John & Jenice Benton
Richard Brown & Deborah Kennedy Brown
Rena & Henry Demone
Camelia Frieberg
Inge Hatton
Margaret & Ian Lightstone
Elizabeth Wishart & Bruce MacCormack
Nova Scotia Building Supplies
Carol Postal
Lou & Karen Putney
Allan E. Rubenstein, MD
Town of Lunenburg
Nancy & Brad Unsworth

SILVER SPONSORS
Coloursmith
Pierre Lesperance & Suzie deWitt
Eleven Eleven Group of Companies
David & Roseann Fine
Pat McGowan & Dennis Carter
Nova Wood Products Ltd.
Jane Ritcey
Roland Sitzler
Ed Vaughan
West Nova Fuels
Wilsons Security

BRONZE SPONSORS
Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters
Nancy Nicholson
Northern Sun
Christian Scheidemann
The Knot Pub

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Allison Smith & Larry Gaudet
Gerald Hallowell
Marilyn & Brian Mackay-Lyons
Carol Anne Mosher
Robert Presson
Alan Scott
Debora Walsh
Randall Willis
Christine Wilson

FESTIVAL PARTNERS
2K
Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
CBC Docs
Centre for Art Tapes
DOC Atlantic
Eastlink Community TV
HB Studios
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
Lincoln Street Food
Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa
Narrative Research
Outpost East
Garth & Dorothy Turner
William F. White
PUBLIC FUNDERS
JOIN THE SPONSORSHIP COMMUNITY!
Lunenburg Doc Fest is grateful for the support of our Sponsorship Community! If you share a passion for film or wish to connect with our film enthusiast audiences, a Lunenburg Doc Fest sponsorship package will ensure distinguished exposure for you or your brand. The Festival offers a variety of sponsorship levels and packages and you will directly benefit by reaching a culturally savvy audience through festival program guide advertising, social media, logos on printed materials, a sponsor highlight at each screening, and more.

Please consider donating to Lunenburg Doc Fest to support our mission and help the festival continue to present evocative documentaries for all ages, special community events, and free educational opportunities for youth and seniors. An official charitable tax receipt will be issued for all eligible gift amounts per CRA guidelines.

Lunenburg Doc Fest accepts donations via CanadaHelps.org, e-Transfer to treasurer@lunenburgdocfest.com, or cheque to Box 1497, Lunenburg, NS  B0J 2C0.

Securities including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds donations may be made via CanadaHelps.org

U.S. FRIENDS:

Lunenburg Doc Fest is an approved beneficiary of the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR), a 501(c)(3) public charity in the U.S. that is a “qualified donee” under the Income Tax Act (Canada).  For information about CCAR please visit ccar-nyc.org or contact info@ccar-nyc.org.

Thank you!