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Lunenburg Doc Fest

Registered Name: Lunenburg Doc Fest Association

Business No: 815707435RR0001

Entertain, educate, and inspire the documentary art form and create cultural connections between audiences and artists in UNESCO Lunenburg.

Lunenburg Doc Fest


Save the Date: Sept 21- 27, 2023

LDF 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. Highlighting a diverse slate of international documentaries across style, subject, geographic origins and points of view.

Thanks to our generous supporters, Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped up its 9th year of documentary films!

The ninth Lunenburg Doc Fest showcased over 80 Canadian and international documentaries, the largest film program to date. This year’s edition took place in person, September 22 to 28, and online. Due to the effects of Hurricane Fiona, online viewing extended through Friday, September 30.

The festival opened with Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, a new documentary and retrospective on Buffy Sainte-Maries impactful career and life, and an exploration of what it is like to be ahead of the times as an artist and a person. The Black & White Gala to follow, co-presented by RBC, was a lively kick off to celebrate the return of on-site programming and reconnecting with film enthusiasts in person. Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to offer free community events each year including initiatives like free youth filmmaker programs, adults 55+ documentary workshops, free waterfront viewing experiences, and more! 

The Dock Market took place fully online, September 22-28. The festival’s seventh conference and market for industry stakeholders hosted a range of professional development sessions including 1-to-1 meetings, On Deck round tables, workshops, spotlight conversations, and panels.

We look forward to inviting you to join us September 21-27, 2023 for our 10th year on Nova Scotia’s picturesque South Shore for evocative fact-based films, industry workshops and panels, The Dock Market meetings, community events, industry networking harbour cruise (with lobster and local brews), gala, socials, celebrations and more.


Box 1497, 12 King St

Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0

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