Lunenburg Doc Fest celebrates the art of documentary that creates an enriching cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

4 days of evocative films, industry workshops and The Doc Market , youth programs, community events, and celebrations!

Awards & Prizes

An honorarium will be awarded to each documentary selected for screening at the fourth annual Lunenburg Doc Fest.

A juried award will be presented for each of the following categories:

Feature Documentary Award
Short Film Award
Atlantic Filmmaker Award
Youth Bursary Award
Audience Award

Rules & Terms

$250 (Cdn) Honorarium for features
$50 (Cdn) Honorarium for shorts less than 30 mins

PLEASE SEE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES on the Lunenburg Doc Fest website. All submissions must be accompanied by the festival's Submission Form.

1 Review

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    Lynn Matheson

    Lunenburg Doc Fest was a wonderful experience. The industry sessions were very helpful and the industry experts were very approachable. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. Looking forward to 2017!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Lynn! It was a pleasure to host you and the industry experts. We look forward to another stellar industry line up in year 4. Save the date! Sept 21-24, 2017