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Lunenburg Doc Fest Industry highlights on The Dock Market

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THE DOCK MARKET

2021 INDUSTRY LINEUP

•  ALL SESSIONS ONLINE  •

Scroll on for a remarkable lineup of industry sessions and experts!

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 'THE DOCK MARKET' IS FREE WITH PURCHASE
OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS

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* Limited spaces available * 
 

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.

Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to feature the following international Decision-Makers.  

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
Ayesha Husain, Lead, Inclusion Initiatives and Content Analyst, Telefilm
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, Producer, EyeSteelFilm
Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel
Danielle Pearson, Production Executive, Bell Media
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

1-to-1 MEETINGS

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EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 17 
ALL TIMES IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)

 

THE DOCK MARKET 1-to-1 MEETINGS


One-to-Ones are 15-minute meetings between filmmakers and decision makers and potential partners. The 1-to-1s are our main 'Dock Market' event to help filmmakers find potential collaboration opportunities across a wide range of industries, interests and groups. Last year Lunenburg Doc Fest hosted over 600 meetings over four days.


Jump on this chance to connect with decision-makers
who can move your projects and career forward!




SATURDAY, SEPT 25
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
 
•  Dan Catagallo, Senior Vice President, Cargo Film & Releasing
•  Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films
•  Orly David, Founder Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative
•  Lynette Gryseels, Director of Fiscal Sponsorship, The Film Collaborative
•  Jane Jankovic, Commissioning Editor/Producer, TVO

SUNDAY, SEPT 26
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

•  Tina Apostolopoulos, Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Bell Media
•  Danielle Pearson, Production Executive, Bell Media
•  Stewart Young, Executive Producer, Arts and Cultural Programming, CBC Atlantic
•  Robin Smith, Founder President & CEO, Kino Smith Inc | Blue Ice Docs Inc
•  Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer

MONDAY, SEPT 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST 
 
•  Andrew Johnson, Executive in Charge of Production | Original Content, Factual, Corus Entertainment  
•  Rohan Fernando, NFB Atlantic-Quebec Studio, National Film Board
•  Lisa Holmes, Home Entertainment Director of Sales, Music Box Films
•  Josh Levin, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Passion River Films
•  Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel
•  Greg Rubidge, Founder, Syndicado
•  Sandra Kuze, Business Analyst, Telefilm
•  Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region, Telefilm
•  Nava Rastegar, Business Analyst, Telefilm

 

 

ALL INDUSTRY SESSIONS REQUIRE REGISTRATION.


*  LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE  *


Filmmakers receive free-admission to industry sessions with the purchase of an All Access Pass. (And at $35 you can’t go wrong!)

Buy your pass and register for The Dock Market 1-to-1s HERE.
 

 

 

 

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EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 17 



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.

With a focus on reaching underserved regions and communities within Canada, Doc Ignite labs aim to provide new opportunities to filmmakers across all regions of Canada and continue to help them launch sustainable documentary careers.

Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, and Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Deal Maker, of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival return to Lunenburg Doc Fest to lead the following workshops. 


SATURDAY, SEPT 25
9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Grant Writing for Documentary Funds
with Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Hot Docs

Using a successful Hot Docs fund application as a case study, participants will learn how to clearly communicate their project ideas, what funders are really looking for when evaluating grant submissions, and will glean crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out.


SUNDAY, SEPT 26
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST

International Teaser Trailer Creation
with Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Hot Docs

Documentary trailers are one of the tools audiences use to discover docs and choose to watch them ~ so says the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Audience research. Unfortunately, trailers can be an afterthought for doc filmmakers. This workshop will teach the types of trailers common for docs, share key takeaways, and steps to creating an engaging and powerful trailer.



FREE ACCESS WITH PURCHASE OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

 


'ON DECK WITH ...'

ROUND TABLES
 

 

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EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 17 

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)


Each On Deck round table features industry experts and up to 12 Dock Market attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion. Industry insiders will spend 30-45 minutes with the pre-registered group.

 


THURSDAY, SEPT 23

9:00am – 9:30am
On Deck with Telefilm
Lori McCurdy, Regional Feature Film Executive - Atlantic Region, Telefilm 

10:30am – 11:00am
On Deck with Bell Media  
Tina Apostolopoulos, Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Bell Media

12:00pm – 12:30pm
On Deck with Music Box Films
Lisa Holmes, Home Entertainment Director of Sales, Music Box Films

FRIDAY, SEPT 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am
On Deck with Passion River Films
Josh Levin, Head of Acquisitions and Sales, Passion River Films

11:45 am -  12:15 pm
On Deck with Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Polak, Media & Entertainment Portfolio Manager, RBC


SUNDAY, SEPT 26

10:30 am – 11:00 am
On Deck with GQue
Bryan Glick, Founder and President, GQue Films

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
On Deck with Sean Farnel
Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer, Marketing and Distribution


MONDAY, SEPT 27

9:00am - 9:30am
On Deck with TVO
Jane Jankovic, Commissioning Editor/Producer, TVO

10:00am – 10:30am
On Deck with CBC DOCS
Lesley Birchard, Broadcast Executive, CBC Docs

11:30am - 12:00pm
On Deck with Cargo Film & Releasing
Dan Catagallo, Senior Vice President, Cargo Film & Releasing

12:15pm - 12:45pm 
On Deck with Corus Entertainment
Andrew Johnson, Executive in Charge of Production | Original Content, Factual, Corus Entertainment

3:15pm – 3:45pm
On Deck with The Film Collaborative
Orly Ravid, Founder Co-executive Director, The Film Collaborative

4:00pm - 4:30pm
On Deck with Syndicado
Greg Rubidge, Founder, Syndicado
 

REGISTER HERE

 


 'THE DOCK MARKET' IS FREE WITH PURCHASE
OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS
 

 

BUY NOW

 

 

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

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EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 17 



FRIDAY, SEPT 24
12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
 

International Festival Strategy Panel

•  Guest Moderator: Sean Farnel, Consulting Producer 
•  Patrick Hurley, Industry Director, Sheffield Doc Fest
•  Théo Lionel, Festival Manager, The Party Film Sales
•  Cailin Mcfadden, Festival Coordinator, Cargo Film & Releasing
•  Ania Trzebiatowska, Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
•  Jeffrey Winter, Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative
                                     
FRIDAY, SEPT 24
1:45pm - 2:45pm EST       
                                  
Program Funders Panel

Come aboard, they're expecting you. Join these fabulous film funders for an hour-long discussion of how to build a successful application and learn what they want and how best to work with them. 

•  Guest Moderator:  Bob Moore, Producer, EyeSteelFilm 
•  Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Hot Docs Funds      
•  Nancy Chapelle. Executive Director, Bell Fund
•  Robin Mirsky, Funds Executive Director, Rogers Fund
•  Jill Samson, Deputy Director – Portfolio Management, Canada Media Fund (CMF)

SATURDAY, SEPT 25
11:30am - 12:30pm EST

Navigating Cultural Communities and Identities  (TBC)

•  Guest Moderator: Ayesha Husain, Lead, Inclusion Initiatives and Content Analyst, Telefilm
Panelists to be announced.
 

FREE ACCESS WITH PURCHASE OF A $35 ALL ACCESS PASS 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

Questions about 'The Dock Market'?

Email LDF's Conference Coordinator, Jarred, at industry@lunenburgdocfest.com or Sam at dockmarket@lunenburgdocfest.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Thank you!

 

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