DOXA will accept film submissions starting on Monday, September 28 2015 for short, medium, and feature-length documentary films for the 15th Annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival taking place from May 5-15, 2016.

DOXA is an international documentary festival featuring new work selected by a jury, as well as thematic programming presented by independent curators. We are seeking submissions of short to feature length documentaries for our 2016 festival. This call for submissions is for recently completed documentary films. Awards categories include Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Canadian Documentary and the Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming.

For more information, visit the film submission page.

Support DOXA and bid on some items up for auction on eBay including Vancouver Whitecaps tickets and a Havana Gift Certificate.  Auction ends on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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The 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival is extremely proud to announce the winners of The Feature Documentary Award, The Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming, The Short Documentary Award and The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary. The juries met over the course of the festival to adjudicate, and award the winners and honourable mentions.

Vancouver, BC – We are living in interesting times. Nowhere is this rendered more explicit than in the world of nonfiction cinema. DOXA is proud to feature films that turn established ideas about documentary on its head. Whether it’s the infamous musical provocateurs The Residents or master pranksters The Yes Men, DOXA 2015 is packed to the brim with radicals, iconoclasts, weirdos, mavericks and James Franco.    

In 1971, Vancouver journalist Bob Hunter started one of the world's foremost environmental movements. With little more than gumption, a...

This is a big year for DOXA. We have a new home (The Post at 750), an expanded schedule (11 days) and an action-packed festival, stuffed with some of the most extraordinary films from around the world. It's a veritable rogues gallery of poets, subversives and genuine radicals. DOXA turns documentary on its head for a whole new perspective.  

We'll be announcing the 14th Annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival program on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Our website will feature the entire festival line-up and tickets will be available for purchase. Mark your calendars! 

DOXA Documentary Film Festival and BC Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC BC), with support from Creative BC are thrilled to present three events featuring world-renowned filmmaker Steve James on Saturday March 14. This will be a rare chance for filmmakers and film fans to engage with one of the most critically acclaimed documentarians of our time.


Panel discussions and aft...

After many years as a proud part of East Vancouver, we're moving our office. DOXA, along with the...

If you didn't have a chance to attend DOXA's CURIO fundraiser on November 14, you can still support DOXA while getting your hands on some great certificates, trips, concert tickets, and much more.  We will have more than 40 items available online through eBay. Auction items end in batches between November 22-26, 2014.


Vancouver, BC – DOXA Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce Best of DOXA, featuring an encore screening of Orlando von Einsiedel's Virunga (Winner of the 2014 DOXA Feature Documentary Award), and Johanna Hamilton's revelatory new film 1971.

In the verdant depths of Eastern Congo stands Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the most bio-diverse places in the world. Virunga is a place that almost defies description, from the deep scarlet lava lakes of Nyiragongo volcano, to the grasslands spotted...