February 15, 2018

Applications are now open for Atlantic Canadian producers with a feature project in development, production, post-production or distribution who plan to attend Hot Docs, the largest documentary festival in North America.

In 2017 the Atlantic Canada Delegation of 12 filmmakers from NS, NB and PE fully participated in the Hot Docs festival and delegation-specific networking events: screenings, professional development sessions, and meetings with funders, programmers, and international co-producers.

Lunenburg Doc Fest will lead up to 20 Atlantic Canada Delegation members to the 25th Hot Docs for professional development and networking opportunities. Emerging talent, with at least one short film having screened in a major film festival, and established producers and filmmakers are invited to apply to join the 2018 Atlantic Canada Delegation.

The second annual Atlantic Canada Delegation at Hot Docs (April 26 – May 6) experience will include:

  • Discounted Conference & Networking Pass and registration fees at the delegation rate. The C&N Pass includes:
    • All Festival screenings
    • All Conference sessions and workshops
    • All services offered by the Hot Docs Industry Centre
    • Access to the Hot Docs Online Community networking resource for one year
    • One Hot Docs Program Guide and delegate bag
    • One ticket to the Hot Docs Opening Night Gala
    • Access to each Happy Hour afternoon cocktail event
    • Access to regular evening receptions and parties
    • One ticket to the annual Hot Docs Award Presentation
    • International Co-Production Day Producer-to-Producer meetings
    • The Festival Doc Shop with over 1800 titles available for viewing
    • Application to one-on-one Distribution Rendezvous meetings with top level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers
    • Full access to the Hot Docs Festival screenings
  • Exclusive International Co-Production Luncheon
  • Featured Index for Atlantic Canada Delegation producers’ projects in the digital Doc Shop market, Hot Docs’ on-demand digital video library for international buyers and programmers
  • Submit one free film to the Doc Shop and additional submissions at a 50% discount

Full details, the application and additional delegation member incentives can be found on Lunenburg Doc Fest’s Atlantic Canada Delegation page: https://lunenburgdocfest.com/industry/atlantic-canada-delegation-2/

To participate in all key opportunities available to the delegation, members should plan to arrive in Toronto for Hot Docs by Sunday, April 29 and depart on Friday, May 5th.

Deadline to apply: February 27, 2018

QUESTIONS? Please contact Pamela Segger at psegger@lunenburgdocfest.com