Press Release: April 3, 2017
Lunenburg Doc Fest Returns to The Opera House
for Expanded 4th Year Program
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — Lunenburg Doc Fest will be back with an expanded program Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24. The Festival will return to the historic Lunenburg Opera House that hosted last year’s successful event.
This year’s presentations will include a feature length documentary on immigration created by local seniors through the Seniors Program. For the fourth year the festival will present the popular Youth Program, screening short animations created by local teens during a 5-day summer camp.
Joining the lineup this year will be a series of Docupoems created by some of the Nova Scotia’s best filmmakers and poets who will explore the theme of “A Sea Change” thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts. There will also be a screening of hands-on of animated 35mm micro-documentaries created by local professional artists called “Second Impressions” supported by Arts Nova Scotia.
Filmmaker-focused industry events will include education-based sessions and one-to-one meetings with industry experts. Lunenburg Doc Fest has selected an Atlantic Canada Delegation of documentary film producers who will attend the festival and industry activities, hoping to gain exposure for their films and fund future projects.
The Delegation will attend Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in Toronto (Apr 27 - May 6) where they will participate in the festival and delegation-specific networking events. Lunenburg Doc Fest will also look to bring some of the best films of Hot Docs home.
“We’re confident that the creative presentations uniting diverse artists of various disciplines to make unique fact-based films will appeal to our culturally savvy community and growing contingent of out of town attendees. A terrific complement to the full screening lineup will include our enhanced education-based offerings for local emerging artists,” states Executive Director, Pamela Segger. “We are also proud to champion selected professional filmmakers from NS, NB and PE as part of the Delegation at Lunenburg Doc Fest and Hot Docs.
The full program and diverse lineup of challenging and relevant documentaries will be announced over the coming months.
Reserve September 21 to 24 for a chance to see these films presented on the big screen at Lunenburg Opera House.
- 30 -
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 from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia.
For more information contact Pamela Segger at:
Phone: 902-523-FILM (3456) or 902.634.3633
Mail: Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0