Bon Appétit!

Four tasty films about about our relationship to food – growing it, preparing it and eating it.

That’s our theme for the 2018 Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend 2018, Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th! And these four films ought to satisfy your cravings for topical, entertaining and informative fare. This is the third annual themed ‘mini-fest,’ a separate fest, of course, from the main festival that happens in February. And it all takes place at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche in beautiful downtown Wakefield, Québec.

Come spend a thought-provoking weekend viewing a selection of the best current feature-length documentary film – with some delicious extras.

Here are the films and screening times.

Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend: Oct 12 – 14

Coming up quickly in the Theatre Wakefield calendar is the third annual Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend, a special program of the Wakefield Doc Fest that runs in the fall. It takes a different approach than the main festival by using a particular theme to link four films shown over the weekend. This year’s fest takes place October 12th through the 14th at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche in beautiful downtown Wakefield.

Like the main festival in February, Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend screens a curated selection of the very best in current national and international documentary films, and seeks to provide the audience with unique opportunities to explore the films’ themes through experiential enhancements such as filmmaker visits, panel discussions, expert and academic presentations and the like.

So mark your calendars now – October 12 – 14, 2018 – and prepare to spend a thought-provoking weekend viewing a selection of the best current feature-length documentary film… and watch for word of this year’s theme and lineup!

Wakefield Doc Fest 2018 WRAP UP

You’ve decided! The Best of Fest for our 9th annual festival is CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER!

This wry and wonderful film about people entranced by the typewriter as a tool and an
inspiration captured our audience’s heart – although truthfully it was a hard-fought
battle. Three other films from this year’s fest came within .005 points of the winner in the
audience-ballot- decided Best of Fest prize. Once again, Roslyn Bern’s LEACROSS
FOUNDATION generously provided a cash prize for the director of the winning film,
Doug Nichol. When notified, Doug said, “Thanks so much for the email and great news! I’m so happy people responded to it.  The film was a real labor of love for all of us.”

Congratulations, Doug!

And the 9th annual fest ended on a real high, as a full house at the Black Sheep sang
along to the remastered MONTEREY POP, then danced their socks off to Greg Stone
and WKFLD PWR CMPNY. A fantastic night!

Watch this space for news of the upcoming themed Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend,
scheduled 12 – 14 October, 2018.

  • The Wakefield Mill
  • Desjardins- Caisse des Collines-de-l'Outaouais
  • Brunet
  • Genevieve Parent
  • Groupe Santé Dentaire
  • General Store
  • Tourisme Outaouais
  • SODEC
  • La Pêche Fier Partenaire
  • Leacross Foundation