Press Release
Aug 18, 2015


Lunenburg Doc Fest Offers $1000 Bursary for Student Pursuing Post-Secondary Film Studies


Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — The Festival proudly announces the Lunenburg Doc Fest bursary of $1,000 to be awarded to a student, residing in Nova Scotia, who is planning to attend post-secondary film studies.

Lunenburg Doc Fest aims to champion an emerging filmmaker and promote artistic achievement by assisting the student with the opportunity to gain valuable training.

“Lunenburg Doc Fest is thrilled to be presenting a bursary for secondary film education,” states Debra Beers, Co-Chair of the festival. “This goes hand in hand with our free Youth Program, which presents training for up to 12 students this summer and a Youth screening at our festival in September.”

In addition to the bursary, a Film Pass granting access to all feature documentary screenings on September 26 and 27, 2015, will be awarded.

The bursary application can be found at http://www.lunenburgdocfest.com/bursary/. Deadline for application is September 16, 2015.

To nominate a student or apply for the bursary, please complete and submit the Bursary Application via email to LunenburgDocFest@gmail.com or by mail to Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0.

The successful applicant will be announced following the Lunenburg Doc Fest Youth Program screening at The Pearl Theatre, 37 Hall Street, Lunenburg, on Sunday, September 27, 2015.


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Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate, and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The festival is presented with the generous support of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Town of Lunenburg and Nova Scotia Tourism.


For more information contact Deb Beers at:


Mail: Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Phone: 902-634-3633
E-mail: LunenburgDocFest@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/LunenburgDocFest
Twitter: @LunenburgDocFes