Spotlight Conversation & Mixer at Lunenburg Doc Fest!

Join Atlantic region documentary creators for a conversation exploring changes in the documentary ecosystem over the past four decades as we envision the future, followed by oysters and wine to celebrate DOC’s 40th anniversary. This event is sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada and is free and open to the public.

Oysters will follow!


The DOC Atlantic Oyster Party

September 16, 2023

To all DOC Atlantic Members, Past Members, and Friends of DOC

IT IS DOC’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – Help us celebrate!

The refreshments and oysters are on us. Atlantic International Film Festival!

DOC is turning 40 this year!

To commemorate this important occasion and to highlight the release of “Getting Real 7”, we are pleased to partner with the Toronto International Film Festival for a celebration during the festival.

Overlooking King Street and the Toronto skyline at sunset, the 40th anniversary celebration will take place in the heart of the festival on the Rooftop of TIFF Bell Lightbox at 5pm on September 12th.

Join us for a 5@7 to commemorate DOC’s history and bright future, and our wonderful community!

DOC extends our heartfelt gratitude to the evening’s sponsors for their generous support:


For the second consecutive year, you are invited to a documentary community meetup presented in collaboration with DOC Québec and Pour la suite du doc, to support the improvement of working conditions for documentary filmmakers in Quebec. This is the perfect opportunity for filmmakers to meet, as well as to create a space for exchange between the general public and professionals in the documentary field.

We invite you as of 4:00 PM at Laurier Park, where you can enjoy specialty beers from Cinéma sous les étoiles by Microbrasserie Les Grands Bois and enjoy an uplifting musical atmosphere.

VENUE PARTNER Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough

COLLABORATING PARTNERS Doc Québec Pour la suite du DOC


30 Years of Hot Docs!

May 18, 2023

DOC celebrated Hot Docs’ 30th birthday at this year’s festival!

Below are stories, memories, and testimonials from the filmmakers that have been a big part of Hot Docs throughout the years.

Check them out!



May 3, 2021

A Festival Kick-Off Happy Hour

Join us for a special “DOC BC | YT | NWT at DOXA” festival kick-off and evening of filmmaker celebrations!

We will spotlight DOC BC | YT | NWT filmmakers with films in this year’s festival program and hear from the festival director and programmers about the events planned for the 20 year anniversary of the festival. The evening will include a filmmaker panel and mixer with small breakout rooms for networking and checking-in with fellow filmmakers!

When? May 4th, 2021 at 5pm PST | 6pm MST | 8pm EST

What? Filmmaker Panel and Mixer

Where? Zoom