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A Night of Wine & Roses

Please join DOXA Documentary Film Festival at CinCin Ristorante for an intimate evening of food and film with director John Bolton, the driving force behind our opening night film Aim For The Roses. Orchestral in its heft, Bolton’s collision of documentary cinema, automotive carnage, and song and dance numbers combines elements of Greek tragedy, Kubrickian lushness, and the archetypal Hero’s Journey to reveal the true cost of following one’s muse. The genesis of this extraordinary film is almost as wild and funny as the film itself.

John Bolton provides a peek behind the making of this most improbable artwork, with CinCin’s delectable cuisine, and more than a little wine, and a few roses.

Your evening at CinCin will include:
A welcome glass of Prosecco
A three course meal consisting of:

First course
Glorious organics green leaf salad, edible blossoms and elderflower vinaigrette
OR Kale Caesar Salad, crispy garlic and parmesan

Main course
Casarecce with spicy chorizo sausage, tomato, chili, rosemary and parmesan
OR Risotto of white asparagus – miners lettuce, mascarpone and balsamic vinegar

Dessert
Tiramisu of espresso soaked ladyfinger, mascarpone cream, maple syrup & caramelized cocoa nibs


Available Ticket Packages:
The Ken Carter - $190 (includes $100 tax receipt)
The Flying Angel - $170 (includes $80 tax receipt)
Zazel the Human Canonball - $150 (includes $60 tax receipt)
Evel Knievel - $130 (includes $40 tax receipt)

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
All ticket sales are final. No refunds available.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Community Box Office

On April 30, 2016, come visit DOXA's Community Box Office at XOXOLAT (1271 Homer Street) from 11 am - 4 pm. Choose your DOXA 2016 films and get your hard-copy tickets in person before the Festival! Plus, 20% of all XOXOLAT sales that day will be going towards DOXA.

So swing by to get your tickets and some wonderful single origin chocolate bars; we can't wait to see you!

Spotlight on Borders and Boundaries

Borders are more than arbitrary lines on a map, they’re also a means of controlling and mediating reality. But as the refugee crisis continues to expand, traditional barriers are failing. We are witnessing the largest human migration in history. In the face of this, the places we draw off in our mind - what is right or appropriate -- are also being challenged. Our Spotlight on Borders and Boundaries examines the ongoing negotiation between these physical and conceptual divisions.

John Bolton’s epic docudrama Aim For The Roses combines the tragic tale of Canadian daredevil Ken Carter with singing dancing automotive carnage to create a film that flaunts limits of physics and good sense. In Migrant Dreams, director Min Sook Lee examines the struggle of migrant agricultural workers against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as indentured labourers. As thousands of people try to escape war and oppression by fleeing across the Mediterranean, the Italian Island of Lampedusa is the first port of entry in Jakob Brossman’s Lampedusa In Winter. Jay Cheel’s film explores the ultimate boundary, the 4th dimension -- time itself in How to Build a Time Machine. After the Chernobyl disaster on April 26,1986, more than 100,000 people were forcibly evacuated and told they could never go home again. But some residents were determined to return in Holly Morris and Anne Bogart’s film The Babushkas of Chernobyl.

An elderly Palestinian couple's rundown home in the Roshmia Valley, close to the Israeli city of Haifa, is the scene for a slowly unfolding tragedy in Salim Abu Jabal’s Roshmia. Nathalie Loubeyre’s Flow Mechanics speaks to the many ways in which debates over immigration render the experiences of those seeking refuge in Europe (and elsewhere) invisible. Director Juan Mauel Sepúlveda’s journey to make a film with the residents of Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park became an epic all its own in The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park. Once a nomadic people, the Inupiaq were relocated to Kivalina, Alaska, by the US government more than a century ago. Today, the community struggles to maintain itself in the face of forces largely beyond its control in Gina Abatemarco’s Kivalina. The lives of a group of Syrian refugees attempting to flee across the sea from Egypt to Europe are the focus of George Kurian’s The Crossing.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 5 –15, 2016. To purchase tickets, click the Buy Tickets button on the specific film page you would like to see.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2016: A Leap of Faith

DOXA dives headlong into the nonfiction universe. Whether it is one of the best BASE jumpers in the world or the great Maya Angelou soaring the heights of literary fame, this year’s selection of films take a leap of faith in the quest for justice, peace, freedom and naked glory.

Every artist has their great white whale. For Canadian daredevil Ken Carter, it was jumping the St. Lawrence River in a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental. For filmmaker John Bolton, it was a musical docudrama called Aim For The Roses. DOXA is exceptionally proud to open the festival with this extraordinary film.

We are witnessing the largest human migration in history. Our spotlight program Borders and Boundaries looks at the refugee crisis, as well as the more difficult to establish notion of boundaries with a selection of films that breakdown the national barriers, and even tackle time and space.

Midweek special presentations Brent Hodge’s Pistol Shrimps and Rama Rau’s The League of Exotique Dancers look at the way women are fighting for strength and identity, whether that is on the basketball court or the burlesque stage. (We aimed for gender parity this year at DOXA and we slam-dunked it!)

Whether it is growing up black in America (Black Life Is, Ain’t and Still Rises) or living through a revolution (Arab Spring / Arab Fall) our curated programs are fueled by a desire for change. The second edition of French French includes a retrospective of the work of acclaimed filmmaker Claire Simon.

Kirsten Johnson’s work with Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) and Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) has arguably moved documentary cinema into the public eye in an entirely new way. In Cameraperson, she turns her lens on herself and her body of work in our closing night film.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 5 –15, 2016. To purchase tickets, click the Buy Tickets button on the specific film page you would like to see. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE.

For further information, call DOXA at 604.646.3200. DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.

Program Book Delivery

Be one of the first to put your hands on to the 2016 DOXA Documentary Film Festival Program Book and have it mailed to your door. 

Each book order is $10 and includes shipping to a Canadian address. 

Please note that you do have the option of picking up a program book for FREE starting April 14 at various locations around Vancouver. (Details will be posted on the DOXA website at that time.)

The cut off for ordering a mailed book is April 6 at 9:00am. Program Books will be mailed out on April 7, 2016.

We've reached 50,000 Aeroplan Miles!

Thanks to our generous supporters, we've reached our Aeroplan Campaign goal of 50,000 Miles! 

Although we've met our goal, we will continue to collect miles - so please consider donating today.  The more miles we receive, the more filmmakers we can fly to our 2016 festival!

Click here to contribute!

 

JCP Employment Opportunities

JCP Employment Opportunities

We are seeking dynamic individuals who are interested in working in a busy, energetic, film-loving environment to fill the positions of Outreach and Audience Services Assistant and Visual Media Assistant. All applicants must have excellent computer (preferably Mac) and internet skills and the ability to work independently within a team setting. *Please note the employment criteria at the bottom of the posting.

Contract: Up to 26 weeks, starting as early as February 29, 2016 until August 26, 2016.
 


Outreach and Audience Services Assistant

Click here for a PDF of the Job Posting

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Operations Manager to coordinate the implementation of the DOXA Box Office system for the 2016 DOXA Festival.
  • Assist in DOXA’s Community Box Office on-site locations leading up to the festival.
  • Manage the festival box office during the festival and other DOXA screenings and events.
  • Assist with the Executive Director to develop, implement and report on audience surveys and feedback.
  • Provide sales and support by phone, email, and in-person with patrons inquiring about box office needs.
  • Work with DOXA Staff to research and implement outreach strategies for DOXA screenings and events.
  • Assist in general office duties, as required, including answering phones and organizing mailouts.
  • Report on box office statistics.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to represent DOXA positively with filmmakers, sponsors, partners, audience members, and the
  • Previous box office or audience service experience an asset.
  • Excellent communication, community development, and people skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Time management skills, with the ability to organize, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills in building positive relationships with people at all levels.
  • Familiarity with the film industry and festival operations an asset.

Visual Media Assistant

Click here for a PDF of the Job Posting

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with DOXA staff to edit festival film trailers.
  • Assist with photo and video documentation of DOXA screenings and events.
  • Assist with DOXA’s outreach team to research and implement outreach strategies for DOXA film screenings and events.
  • Work with DOXA staff with developing strategies for audience engagement using visual media.
  • Assist in general office duties, as required, including answering phones, keeping office organized, and putting together packages, etc.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to represent DOXA positively with filmmakers, sponsors, partners, audience members, and the broader community.
  • Photography and videography experience an asset.
  • Experience with photo editing software (eg. Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.) and video editing software (eg. Final Cut, Premiere, etc.) an asset.
  • Excellent communication, community development, and people skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Time management skills, with the ability to organize, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills in building positive relationships with people at all levels.
  • Familiarity with the film industry and/or festival operations, an asset.

If you possess a passion for the arts, the ability to work as a member of a enthusiastic team, and you thrive working in a flexible and creative environment, we want to hear from you! We strongly encourage applicants with lived experience, from First Nations communities, people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and sexual identities to apply. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Candidates are only eligible if they are currently unemployed and have a current EI claim; OR have had an established EI claim within the past 36 months; OR have been paid special EI benefits (i.e.,maternity/parental) in the past 60 months and are returning to work for the first time since that benefit began. If you are eligible and are interested in applying, please contact your nearest Employment Services Centre (www.workbc.ca). For other inquiries, please email Kenji Maeda at kenji@doxafestival.ca.

Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Executive Director

The Documentary Media Society, a non-profit charitable society, also known as DOXA Documentary Film Festival, is seeking a new Executive Director. For the past 15 years, DOXA has produced an annual festival of documentary films featuring local, Canadian and international productions. In addition to the festival DOXA presents year-round programming in collaboration with other arts organizations.

DOXA’s Executive Director reports to a board of directors and works with DOXA’s full-time Director of Programming and other staff. The successful candidate will provide guidance, leadership and stable management for the organization, work with the board and staff to meet short and long term goals for growth and community engagement, and will create and maintain a healthy, progressive, and productive working environment for staff, volunteers and board members.

The Executive Director’s duties include the following:

  • Working closely with the board to develop short and long terms goals for DOXA, and to address issues facing the organization on an ad hoc basis. The Executive Director will also serve as a liaison between the board and staff;
  • Managing the operations of DOXA, including hiring, training and supervision of staff, preparing an annual budget and overseeing the organization’s finances to ensure that financial targets are met;
  • Planning and supervising the practical and logistical aspects of the Festival, while collaborating with the Director of Programming on all components of the Festival;
  • Working with the board, the Director of Programming. and other staff to identify and pursue revenue from public and private sources, including grants, sponsorships, and donations, and to build and maintain relationships with funding agencies, other cultural bodies and organizations, donors and sponsors;
  • Developing and executing marketing and publicity plans in collaboration with staff, volunteers, and external contractors, including the production of the festival program, the creation of marketing and publicity materials, and the execution of audience development and outreach strategies;
  • Acting as liaison and representative of DOXA with the 110 Arts Cooperative and The Post at 750 facility.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume, including salary expectations, to board@doxafestival.ca. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline is the 26th of February 2016.

Click here for a PDF of the Job Posting

Joshua Oppenheimer

In Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

In Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Post at 750 (110 - 750 Hamilton Street)

12:00pm - 2:00pm - A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer
2:15pm - 4:00pm  - Screening of The Look of Silence

Ticket Information:

DOC BC Members: Free (members MUST reserve their seats in advance). 
Non-Members $25
Students $15 

Please note: All attendees MUST reserve their seats in advance. There are limited tickets available for this session and we can not guarantee seating unless you reserve through Eventbrite*

Purchase Tickets Here

DOC BC and DOXA Documentary Film Festival are delighted to host a conversation with Oscar-nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer, the filmmaker behind the ground-breaking film The Act of Killing (2012) and its companion piece The Look of Silence (2014).

The conversation will focus on Oppenheimer’s process and methodology, discussing the role of fiction, fantasy and performance in documentary practice. The session will also explore the director’s motivations, revelations and challenges faced in the 10+ year journey making The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence.

Oppenheimer’s career took off when he released his feature debut, the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, a portrait of the paramilitary groups who carried out the Indonesian genocide in 1965-66. Executive Producer Werner Herzog joined the project after seeing a rough cut of the film, stating he had never seen anything ‘as powerful, frightening and surreal’ as what was on the screen. The Look of Silence, Oppenheimer’s second feature, continues exploring the link between cinema, trauma and memory. The film revisits the Indonesian massacre, but this time from the perspective of the victim’s families. The Look of Silence recently won Best Feature prize at the International Documentary Association’s annual awards and is currently shortlisted for the Oscars.

Please join us in this unique opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with one of the leading figures in the documentary world. There will be time for a back-and-forth discussion with attendees.

More Great Items to Bid On!

More Great Items to Bid On!

We've just added two more items to eBay! Bid on tickets to the Northwest Film Centre and a gift certificate to Dunbar Cycles. All proceeds go directly to DOXA. Bidding closes on Thursday January 14th. 

Northwest Film Center - Two General Admission Tickets (x2) 

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and help create a climate in which they may flourish.

These tickets are good for any general admission Northwest Film Center screening or event. This includes annual Film Center highlight: the Reel Music Festival (January 15 -February 8 2016).​  Tickets are not valid for Portland International Film Festival.​ Tickets expire May 31, 2016.

 

Bicycle Tune-up - $40.00 value at Dunbar Cycles

One Gift Card for a tune-up at Dunbar Cycles (valued at $40.00). This gift card expires December 2016. Dunbar Cycles is newly located at: 195 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Gift Card expires December 2016. 

BID HERE

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