A longstanding champion of Canadian creatives and engaging stories on screen, RBC joins Lunenburg Doc Fest in connecting film enthusiasts September 23-29.
DAY 7 • THE FINALE!
On Deck at Doc Fest Cast Your Vote! • Docs, Docs, Docs! • National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Bluenose 100 Livestream! • Filmmaker Q&A’s • Get Your Docs in a Row!
Program Guide • The Dock Market • Buy Your Pass
Single Film Tickets • How to Watch • Thank you
CAST YOUR VOTE!
Lunenburg Doc Fest Audience Award
All feature documentaries are eligible
for the $1000 Audience Award,
as chosen by you!Rate each film under the virtual screening window.
Cast your vote after every film you watch.
If you forgot to rate a film, you can always go back to vote for your favourite!
Look for this bar under the viewing window:
DOCS, DOCS, DOCS!
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 29
Last chance!Today is the final day to view our remarkable lineup of films.
All films are streaming online and available to watch
until TONIGHT, Wednesday Sept. 29, 11:59pm.
Click the FILM GUIDE button below
to see a fabulous feature documentary or short film program!
September 30, 2021 is Canada’s first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, coinciding with Orange Shirt Day.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day to reflect on the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Today you can view documentaries about the residential school experience through Lunenburg Doc Fest’s virtual festival site, including the following films.
2021 • Canada • 72 min
Director Sean Stiller & Canadian Geographic Films
VIEWING REGION: ATLANTIC CANADA & QUEBEC
The film and Q&A can be viewed until TONIGHT! September 29, 11:59pm
Canada’s Indian residential school legacy and the decimation of wild pacific salmon stem from a common story: a world where relationships are severed in the service of power, where people become detached from one another and the complex webs of interdependence. Among the Secwépemc in British Columbia, one such story is that of Phyllis Jack-Webstad, a residential school survivor whose experiences inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement. Returning Home follows Phyllis on a nation-wide educational tour, while her family struggles to heal multigenerational wounds at home in Secwépemc territory. In the midst of a global pandemic and the lowest salmon run in Canadian history, the film also explores the absence of salmon along the upper Fraser River, and how a multi-year fishing moratorium is tearing at the fabric of Secwépemc communities. By bearing witness to the trauma experienced by Phyllis and her family, Returning Home holds a mirror to the trauma experienced by the natural world, too. For the Secwépemc, healing people and healing the natural world are one and the same.
Click poster for details and to buy your ticket by donation or add the film to your pass.
INDIGENOUS Short Film Program
A collection of short films that are educational, powerful and inspiring, a selection that reflects diverse indigenous experiences and presents the opportunity for cross-cultural sharing and understanding.
The 8th Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases 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!
For tips on purchasing your pass and selecting films, click here.
THE DOCK MARKET
For filmmakers seeking support, exposure and opportunities for their documentary projects, The Dock Market industry lineup offered valuable opportunities to connect with industry partners and decision-makers via video conferencing as part of our 100% online industry events lineup.
During the 8th Lunenburg Doc Fest industry decision-makers took part in workshops, panels, round tables, masterclasses, and 1-to-1 meetings. See the INDUSTRY tab on our website for more details about each Dock Market session.
Many thanks to the following esteemed international decision makers featured in The Dock Market 2021!
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, NFB
Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films
Lynnette Gryseels, Director of Fiscal Sponsorship and Development, The Film Collaborative
Andrew Johnson, Executive in Charge of Production | Original Content, Factual, Corus Entertainment
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
Bob Moore, Co-President & Creative Producer, EyeSteelFilm
Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel
Danielle Pearson, Production Executive, Crave
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
BUY YOUR PASS OR TICKET
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
for watch parties with people in your household watching together!
Many thanks to the following partners who share support through in-kind contributions.
VIDEO PRODUCTION PARTNER
COMMUNITY & MEDIA PARTNER
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!)
Please note, each film at LDF 2021 is available in one of four viewing regions.
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.
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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.
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FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
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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.
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