HOT DOCS and FREE Filmmaker Events at Lunenburg Doc Fest, Sept 23 & 24


Elizabeth Radshaw, Director of Industry at HOT DOCS, will lead the Doc Ignite: Marketing and Direct Distribution workshop Friday, Sept 23. The two-hour session will focus on: How filmmakers can bring their documentaries to audiences and the marketplace; Positioning films for the marketplace; Key exercises to market films and engage audiences; and, Data, metrics and how to use it to increase your audience reach and film sales. The workshop will also present key findings from a major study of Canadian documentary audiences and share the practical applications from Doc Ignite workshops. In addition, Radshaw will host round table sessions for 6 filmmaker companies. Get a quick update on Hot Docs events and ask direct questions about funds, Hot Docs Forum & Dealmaker, Emerging Filmmakers’ labs and festival opportunities.
Lastly, at LDF’s The Doc Market, filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet one-to-one with expert industry representatives from Hot Docs, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and National Film Board (NFB). See the INDUSTRY tab at for more information.

All Filmmaker Events are free and available on a first-come, first-serve to filmmakers who pre-register.