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Donate to DOXA and help us continue to present some of the most artistic, thought-provoking and extraordinary documentaries, as well as challenging and illuminating discussions.

  • Donate now and help us make bold programming choices, expose issues on the cutting edge of social justice, and reinforce the sense that documentary films can create space for dialogue and ultimately sow the seeds for change. 
  • Donate now and introduce elementary and high school students to media literacy through the world of documentary. 
  • Donate now and help us catalyze stimulating discussions between filmmakers and you, our audience. 

The 2016 DOXA Documentary Film Festival saw more than 9,000 people in attendance across 85 screenings and events. We held 52 panels and Q&As with over 80 filmmakers and special guests in attendance who engaged in conversation with more than 4,000 audience members. We had 489 students and teachers (17 classes) attend the festival as part of our Rated Y for Youth program. And more than 2,500 hours was contributed to DOXA by our fantastic volunteer team. 

Use this link to make your donation online via credit card. You can set up a monthly or a one-time donation. You can choose to receive a tax receipt directly from on behalf of DOXA or choose to have donor benefits instead (see chart below for list of benefits).

Use this link to download the PDF form if you'd prefer to write a cheque to make your donation.  Your tax receipt will be sent by DOXA in February of the next calendar year.  You can choose to either have a tax receipt, the DOXA benefits (see chart below for list of benefits), or a tax receipt for the amount of the donation less the value of the benefits.

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If you have any questions about DOXA's donor program, please contact Executive Director, Kathleen Mullen at or 604.646.3200 ext 101 or Tara Flynn, Development Manager, [email protected], 604.646.3200, ext. 105. 




















With the generous support of Roger Holdstock, the Holdstock Fund for Documentary Engagement  has been initiated to help DOXA bring filmmakers and special guests from across Canada and around the globe to the festival. The fund will help DOXA engage its audience, not only through the presentation of ground-breaking documentaries, but also through the provision of stimulating discussions and interactions following screenings.


"In a culture that views movies largely as a form of escapism, documentary has sometimes had a tough time, but we seem to be entering into a period where audiences are more receptive to films that document the world we live in. We are recognizing that movies can engage audiences in the events of the world, in all their complexity. I have found that the level of engagement increases greatly when filmmakers and artists are present at screenings of their work. Audience members can learn about the challenges of the production, the motivations in making the films, and interact with the real people behind the film. I initiated the Holdstock Fund for Documentary Engagement to ensure that the experience of seeing a film with its creator(s), occurs more often. The intent of the fund is to facilitate the presence of more filmmakers and artists at DOXA screenings. I urge you to contribute and help us all to be more engaged."




DOXA is honoured and grateful for every donation received throughout the year, whether it be a few dollars or thousands. We thank each and every donor for supporting our efforts in presenting the best in documentary. Through individual donations, DOXA will continue to build a film culture that informs, inspires, and educates.

Producer ($1,000+)

Sonia Fraser~ 
Roger Holdstock 
Fiona T Lam 
Laura & Rex Moore
Steve Robertson~ 
Karen Ruddy

Advocate ($500-$999)

Michael Choy
Janice Chutter*  
Joe Clark & Andrea Gin~

Motivator ($150-$499)

Kris Anderson & Sheena Campbell*
Jill Anholt
Dale Aucoin~  
Douglas Beaton
Nick Brandestini  
Colin Browne~
Patrick Carroll
Chris Dafoe
Elise Drake
Zoë Druick
Kathy Evans  - In Memory of Sumit Guha
David Frank
Diane Johnson
Neil Jones-Rodway
Alpha Lam
Stacy LeBlanc~
Stephen Lock~
Kenji Maeda~
Moshe Mastai*
Karie McKinley & Lauren Weisler*
Dolina McLay
S. Ti Muntarbhorn
Marlie Oden*
Jane Shatsky
Robyn Smith
Teri Snelgrove~

Supporter ($20-$149)

Simone Artaud
Peter Ball
Manjit Bedi
John Bell
Michelle Bjornson
Russel Black
Susan Boutwood
Peter Cameron*

Betsy Carson
Marian Collins
Melanie Covey
Blair Cresswell*
Juergen Dankwort
Denim & Steel Interactive
Pat Feindel
Tara Flynn
Lynda Griffiths
Brent Holmes
Bill Hubbard
Lucy Hyslop~
Liesl Jauk
Carol Jerde
David Jones
Susan Kirkpatrick
Kellie Lawson
Jeanne LeSage
Melody Ma
Jocelyn Macdougall
Sara MacFayden  
Mel McElree   
John Mendoza - In honour of Manuel and Pilar Mendoza  
Joanne Miller
Anne-Mary Mullen
Kevin Murawsky
Wendy Oberlander
Janice Pass
David Pay & Brian Laberge
Debra Pentecost
Jeanne Pentecost
Nicolas Pocard
Ana Policzer~
Peter Quin-Conroy
Mo Simpson - In Memory of Haida Paul
Veronica Singer
James Smith
Michele Smolkin
Sandra Sundhu
Colleen Taylor
Leslie Thompson*
Colleen Tsoukalas
Thomas E Vadney
Carmen Wiseman
Robyn Young  
...and all of our anonymous donors

*donors of ten years

 ~donors of five to nine years  

DOXA Documentary Film Festival is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a registered charity. 
Charity Number: 854305331RR0001