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NEWSLETTER September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

 


IT’S OPENING NIGHT!

On Deck at Doc Fest Rock the Doc! Opening Night Social  •  Get Your Docs in a Row!
Docs, Docs, Docs!  •  
Program Guide  •  We’re Not Short on Shorts
On Deck at The Dock Market   •  Audience Award  •  Buy Your Pass
Single Film Tickets  •  Onsite Community Events
How to Watch  •  Thank you

ROCK THE DOC!

Rock the doc with
RBC and Lunenburg Doc Fest!
Opening Night Social
generously sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

It’s a stunning day in Lunenburg!
We’ll open with a splash!
Join us for lively conversation, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and our ‘Rock the Doc!’ signature cocktail crafted with local spirits.

Thursday, September 23
4-6 pm

The Old Fish Factory, 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg

Opening Night Social Pass

An Opening Night Social pass is required to attend.
All covid protocols will be in place during this event. Masks are required until seated.

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

GET YOUR DOCS IN A ROW!

The 8th Lunenburg Doc Fest will showcase an exciting online and in-person program that will bring us Together … but not too close.  🙂Dive into our full lineup of short and feature documentaries and curate your own festival experience from the comfort of home!

FILM GUIDE

Festival Schedule
Printable Schedule

For tips on purchasing your pass and selecting films, click here.

DOCS, DOCS, DOCS!

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM!
Online screening Thur, Sept 23 at 7:30pm ADT
click poster for more infoFANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

2021 • CANADA • 97 min
Director • Bobbi Jo Hart

VIEWING REGION: Canada

 “Revivify Fanny. And my work is done.”
David Bowie

FANNY: The Right to Rock reveals the untold story of a self-formed, California garage band — that included queer and Filipina American bandmates — which morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970). Counting David Bowie as one of their biggest fans, Fanny’s ground breaking impact in music has been lost in the mists of time… until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal and chance to right the wrongs of music history.

Rock on and join us for a special post-screening Q&A
with director Bobbi Jo Hart and FANNY bandmates! 

ALL ABOARD!

21 Feature Docs
Seven Short Film Programs
The Dock Market Industry Events
Special onsite screenings and events in lovely Lunenburg
Meet our wonderful Lunenburg Doc Fest Sponsors!
You’ll find everything in our
PROGRAM GUIDE

PROGRAM GUIDE

WE’RE NOT SHORT ON SHORTS!

Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to present seven distinct collections of short documentary films that entertain, educate and inspire.

These ‘Shorts’ are sure to engage and transport you. Discover a diverse range of subjects, styles, issues and cultures, and ‘see the world’ from the comfort of your seat!

Short Film Programs begin streaming online on FRIDAY SEPT 24, 9:45am ADT

 

THE LANGUAGES OF FILM

Click on poster for program details.

Supported by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. 

 

TURNING TIDES: ATLANTIC CANADIAN SHORTS

Click on poster for program details

 

REFRAMED: THE ABILITY IN DISABILITY

Click on poster for program details.

 

INDIGENOUS SHORT FILMS

Click on poster for program details.

 

IN SEARCH OF SOLACE: CBC SHORT DOCS

Click on poster for program details.

Supported by CBC Docs

 

A WILL A WAY: SHORT DOCS

Click on poster for program details.

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH  THE BLUENOSE: YOUTH SHORTS PROGRAM

Click on poster for program details.

Supported by Bluenose100

 Lunenburg Doc Fest would like to extend our thanks to our Festival Hosts
HB Studios and 2K.

THE DOCK MARKET

ON DECK TODAY!
THURSDAY, SEPT 23

9:00am – 9:30am
On Deck with TELEFILM

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

12:00pm – 12:30pm
On Deck with Music Box Films

THE DOCK MARKET

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.

THE DOCK MARKET SCHEDULE

DECISION MAKERS

  During the 8th Lunenburg Doc Fest industry decision-makers will take part in workshops, panels, round tables, masterclasses, and 1-to-1 meetings. See the INDUSTRY tab for more.

DECISION MAKERS SCHEDULE

HOT DOCS DOC IGNITE

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.

DOC IGNITE SCHEDULE

HAVE YOUR SAY!All feature documentaries are eligible
for the $1000 Audience Award
chosen by you!

Click the AUDIENCE AWARD BALLOT
under the virtual festival screening window
to cast your vote.

BUY YOUR PASS

A limited number of Film Passes remain.

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

OPENING NIGHT SOCIAL

PRCIE: $50

Buy Now

SINGLE FILM TICKETSIf you did not buy an All Access Film Pass but would like to watch a single film.

  1. Start by clicking on the FILM GUIDE button below.
  2. Select the film you would like to watch.
  3. Click on the SELECT A SHOWING button on the right.
  4. You will be re-directed to the Eventive Virtual Film website where you will select PRE-ORDER NOW and will be directed to payment.

FILM GUIDE

Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to spotlight Eastlink as a community and media partner during the festival’s 8th annual edition. 

ONSITE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Due to the extension of COVID restrictions, the onsite screening and spectacular domino topple art event scheduled for Friday, September 24 is postponed. 

FREE ADMISSION  •  LIMITED CAPACITY

SATURDAY, SEPT 25

BECOMING COUSTEAU
Saturday, Sept 25, 7:30pm at Zwicker Wharf
This is an outdoor screening, bring a chair and cozy blanket. This event is weather dependent.

SUNDAY SEPT 26

DESERTED

1:30pm at Central United Church Hall, 283 Lincoln Street

Live Q&A, onsite cooking demo with tasty samples.
Supported by the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

EXPERIMENTING WITH THE BLUENOSE
4:15pm at Central United Church Hall, 283 Lincoln Street
Live Q&A with the Youth Workshop filmmakers to follow the films.
Supported by Bluenose100

THE LANGUAGES OF FILM 
5:00pm at Central United Church Hall, 283 Lincoln Street
Post-screening sweets and conversation! 

Supported by the province of Nova Scotia

TURNING TIDES: ATLANTIC CANADIAN SHORTS
7:30pm at Central United Church Hall, 283 Lincoln Street

ALL COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE FREE ADMISSION AND LIMITED CAPACITY

Masks are required in indoor places.
All Covid protocols within the public health directives will be in place throughout the event.

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 is displayed in our FILM GUIDE at https://lunenburgdocfest.eventive.org/.

Help with your purchase and managing your Eventive pass here:  https://lunenburgdocfest.com/2021-2/howtoguide/

Test your device compatibility here:  https://help.eventive.org/en/articles/3922588-audience-faq

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!  (Test your device compatibility here.)

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.

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

THANK YOU

DIAMOND SPONSORS
Anonymous
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
TELEFILM CanadaPLATINUM SPONSORS
CBC Atlantic
Eastlink
The Huskilson Family
Chippie Kennedy & John McLennan
Tina McArthur & Richard Rubenstein
Mary-Lou and Garry Pye

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

SILVER SPONSORS
Coloursmith
Susan DeWitt & Pierre Lesperance
Eleven Eleven Group of Companies
David & Roseann Fine
Pat McGowan & Dennis Carter
Nova Wood Products Ltd.
Roland Sitzler
Ed Vaughan
West Nova Fuels
Wilsons SecurityBRONZE 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 Moser
Robert Presson
Alan Scott
Debora Walsh
Randall Willis
Christine Wilson

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

2K
Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
Bluenose 100
CBC
Centre for Art Tapes
DOC Atlantic
Eastlink
Grand Banker
HB Studios

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa
Narrative Research
The Old Fish Factory Restaurant
Outpost East
Shipwright Brewing Company
Garth & Dorothy Turner
William F. White

PUBLIC FUNDERS

Lunenburg Doc Fest extends sincere thanks to Garth and Dorothy Turner for the continued support and donated office space in the heart of beautiful Lunenburg.

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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