The 10th! Yes, indeed. This year's festival, February 2019, will mark the 10th edition of the annual Wakefield Doc Fest. Woohoo!
Born as Wakefield International Film Festival, this festival's purpose has always been to provide its audience with thought-provoking documentary film in the deep cold part of the year, what co-founder Robert Rooney liked to call 'the dark dog days of winter.'
What better time to gather with other souls in a state-of-the-art facility and appreciate the magic that a rich documentary cinema experience can provide? Ponder, process and discuss issues; share in a good story, well-told; admire what an individual or group has overcome; experience the cutting edge of the form. All of this and more is what the documentary film offers.
Wakefield Doc Fest provides a lot of 'value added' for our audiences, through filmmaker visits, panel discussions, Q&As with experts, and the like; and, of course, we like to have a good party, usually with delicious snacks and great live music.
This year, we have a remarkable lineup which celebrates many new voices. Fully five of our films are first feature-length films for their directors, and all have been recognized and awarded at Canadian and international film festivals. As always, we have put together a selection of the very best current Québec, Canadian and international documentary films. We even have a couple of Canadian Premières!
Come and celebrate with us.