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NEWSLETTER September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

On Deck at Doc FestOpening Night Social • Onsite Screenings
Official Film Selections • How to Watch
Community Boost • Join the Team • Thank you
OPENING NIGHT SOCIAL!
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

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

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!

An Opening Night Social pass is required to attend.

BUY YOUR PASS
A limited number of passes for this special event are now on sale. 

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.
ONSITE EVENTS!
In addition to a virtual festival featuring our largest selection of international documentaries to date, Lunenburg Doc Fest is thrilled to present a range of onsite events!

Keep reading to discover what’s on deck, and watch for the full film program and schedule in the next newsletter!

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout each onsite event.

All events subject to change.

FRIDAY, SEPT 24

Free Community Screening
Bluenose Academy Gymnasium

“LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD”
with special guest, Nova Scotia’s own professional domino toppler Bill Oakley, who will present an800 sq ft “domino topple” installation!And there’s more! Live streaming filmmaker Q&A
and a chance to win a set set of official Lily Hevash H5 Dominos.
This is going to knock your socks off! Friday Sept 24, 6 pm
Bluenose Academy Gymnasium
Free Admission. Limited Capacity.All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

SATURDAY, SEPT 25

Free Community Screening
Zwicker Wharf

“BECOMING COUSTEAU”

2021 • USA • 93 min
Director • Liz Garbus
RATED: PG-13

An inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice — and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.

Saturday, Sept 25, 7:30 pm
Zwicker Wharf

This is an outdoor screening, on a wharf, so bring a chair, maybe some socks
and a cozy up under a blanket!

Free Admission. Limited Capacity
This event is weather dependent.

(all times subject to change)

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

BECOMING COUSTEAU OFFICIAL TRAILER

SUNDAY, SEPT 26

Free Community Screenings
Central United Church Hall

 “DESERTED”

A full-length documentary made by this year’s workshop for adults 55+, “Deserted” is a documentary that uncovers the challenges of accessibility to everyday groceries faced by many rural and urban Nova Scotians.

Following the film, you will be treated to a live Q&A with the filmmakers and an onsite cooking demo with tasty samples.

Sunday, Sept 26, 1:30 pm
Central United Church Hall
Free Admission. Limited Capacity. 
(all times subject to change)
All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.
This project has been funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizon’s For Seniors Program
Youth Bluenose100 shorts workshop

EXPERIMENTING WITH THE BLUENOSE

UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACHES TO A LEGENDARY ICON

Pictured clockwise from top left: Ariella Pahlke, Pramit Sethi, Hilda Russell, Olivia Wilson, Captain Philip Watson, Jesse Pittman, Charles Dvali, Charles Dvali again, Ann Verrall, Ariella Pahlke, and Olivia Wilson.

Youth workshop participants will screen their films followed by a Q&A.

Sunday, Sept 26, 4:15 pm  
Central United Church Hall

Free Admission. Limited Capacity.

(all times subject to change)

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

Lunenburg Doc Fest thanks Bluenose 100 for supporting the ‘Experimenting With The Bluenose’ Youth Workshop.

THE LANGUAGES OF FILM

Short Docs

Sunday, Sept 26, 5:00 pm

Central United Church Hall

Free Admission. Limited Capacity.

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

TURNING TIDES

Atlantic Canadian Shorts

Sunday, Sept 26, 7:30 pm

Central United Church Hall

Free Admission. Limited Capacity.

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

All onsite events are subject to change.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
See the Lunenburg Doc Fest Offical Film Selections in our FILM GUIDE.
FILM GUIDE
PASSES NOW ON SALE!
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.

ALL-ACCESS FILM PASS

SUGGESTED PRICE: $35

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

SUGGESTED PRICE: $50

Single tickets coming soon …

OPENING NIGHT SOCIAL PASS
A limited number of passes for this special event are now on sale. 

All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

Buy Now
HOW TO WATCH

Watch this section in future newsletters for helpful tips on how to customize your own at-home festival experience. A handy “How to Watch Guidelines & FAQ” is also available on our website here(If you joined us for Lunenburg Doc Fest 2020 your Eventive account should still be active, making your upcoming film selections that much easier!)

VIEWING REGIONS
Please note, each film at LDF 2021 is available in one of four viewing regions.
  • Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NL)
  • Canada
  • Canada & USA
  • North America
The viewing region will be displayed in our upcoming Film Guide at https://lunenburgdocfest.eventive.org/.
VIRTUAL VIEWING FAQ’s

Q. Where can I find a list of the films I’ve ‘unlocked’?

A: After you Pre-Order or ‘Unlock’ the screenings you want to watch, go to http://watch.eventive.org/me to see the full list of films you selected.

Q. What happens if I need technical support during the festival?

A: Our virtual festival platform, Eventive, offers live chat support to help you through any issues should they arise. Get live chat support at https://watch.eventive.org/help

Q: What are these icons on the top-right corner of Eventive?

 

A: These icons will help you navigate your Eventive account.

From left to right, they represent:
Film Guide: Click this film-strip icon to browse our film program and schedule.
My Passes: Click this icon to view your pass(es).
My Tickets: Click this icon to view your individual tickets.
Log out: Click this icon to log out of your Eventive account. You will need to be logged in to view Lunenburg Doc Fest content.

Q: What if I don’t remember my Eventive password?

A: You can reset your password here: https://lunenburgdocfest.eventive.org/forgot

Q: What affects image quality of the films?

A: The player auto-adjusts to internet speed. Your internet speed may change depending on how many other users are on your home network, the time of day, etc. If your internet connection is inconsistent you may experience playback problems. If on wifi, try moving closer to your router to improve the connection.

Q: Can I watch content on my iPhone or iPad?

A: Yes, you can watch content using Safari on iOS 11.2 or later — check to ensure you’re on wifi first!

Q: How do I watch a livestream Filmmaker Q&A? 
A: Go to the livestream page (https://watch.eventive.org/lunenburgdocfest/live) for the schedule of livestreams and to enter livestreams when they are active. Look for the countdown clock on upcoming livestreams to see how long until they’re live.

Q: Can I watch a livestream once it is over? 
A: Yes, livestreams are recorded and made available to ticket holders for the duration of the program availability window.

For other helpful tips go to https://watch.eventive.org/help

JOIN THE TEAM!

Support comes in many forms.

Volunteer with Lunenburg Doc Fest and be part of the local vibrant cultural community!

We seek adult volunteers who share a passion for film, engaging community and supporting a great and growing non-profit organization.

Click HERE to apply!

Lunenburg Doc Fest’s first COMMUNITY BOOST program was very well-received and helped support the community that has always supported us.Lunenburg Doc Fest will once again pay it forward and turn a portion of our donations into COMMUNITY BOOST Gift Cards. We are excited to invite you to participate in Doc Fest’s 2021 COMMUNITY BOOST!

For every $500 donated, a Doc Fest sponsor receives $50 in COMMUNITY BOOST Gift Cards (in $25 denominations), redeemable at a variety of local businesses. (If you are unable to redeem your card you may gift it to someone else, or contribute the value back to Lunenburg Doc Fest for which you will receive a charitable tax receipt.) Participating businesses that accept the cards are swapped for equal value in cash from Lunenburg Doc Fest.

Doc Fest’s COMMUNITY BOOST is our way of sending our continued support to the community that has always supported us.

Please join us and benefit from a little ‘boost’ to our community thanks to LDF’S COMMUNITY BOOST.

2020 Community Boost cards are valid through August 31, 2021.

The 2021-22 participating businesses list will be announced soon.

THANK YOU
DIAMOND SPONSORS
Anonymous
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
TELEFILM CanadaPLATINUM SPONSORS
CBC Atlantic
Chippie Kennedy & John McLennan
Eastlink
Garry & Mary-Lou Pye
The Huskilson Family
Christina (Tina) McArthur & Richard RubensteinGOLD SPONSORS
Adams & Knickle
John & Jenice Benton
Richard Brown & Deborah Kennedy Brown
Rena & Henry Demone
Colin Carroll & Colleen Galloway
Camelia Frieberg
Gorgeous Mistake Productions
Inge Hatton
HB Studios
Margaret & Ian Lightstone
Elizabeth Wishart & Bruce MacCormack
Pat McGowan & Dennis Carter
Nova Scotia Building Supplies
Carol Postal
Lou & Karen Putney
Allan E. Rubenstein, MD
Town of Lunenburg
Nancy & Brad Unsworth
SILVER SPONSORS
Coloursmith
Eleven Eleven Group of Companies
David & Roseann Fine
Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts
Nova Wood Products Ltd.
Julia Price
Elizabeth Rhinelander
Roland Sitzler
Ed Vaughan
West Nova FuelsBRONZE SPONSORS
Ironworks Distillery
Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters
Pierre Lesperance & Suzie deWitt
Nancy Nicholson
Northern Sun
Christian Scheidemann
The Knot PubFRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Amos Pewter
Gerald Hallowell
Marilyn & Brian Mackay-Lyons
Ruth Anne Nicholson
Robert Presson
David Patrick
Alan Scott
Svenja Dee, Tulipwood
Debora Walsh
Randall Willis
Peter D’entrement
Glen & Stephanie Halfyard
FESTIVAL PARTNERS
Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
Centre for Art Tapes
DOC Atlantic
Eastlink Community TV
Himmelman’s Trophies and Gifts
HB Studios
Hot Docs
Lincoln Street Food
Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa
Narrative Research
Outpost East
Skysail
Garth & Dorothy Turner
William F. White
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.

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