To support a better understanding of the complexity of our times through engaging the public in documentary media as an art form.
We’re Committed To:
- Cultivating curiosity and critical thought
- Promoting the intersection of actuality and artistic expression
- Fostering a local and international community interested in non-fiction media
DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. The 22nd annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival is happening May 4–14, 2023.
The Documentary Media Society is a founding member tenant of the 110 Arts Co-op which manages The Post at 750 office and studio facilities.
The Documentary Media Society is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We are immensely thankful for the opportunity to present challenging and affirming non-fiction media on these lands, which have been cared for by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ peoples in perpetuity. To work and live on stolen land requires consistent interrogation of given histories, systems and identities. We believe that documentaries can be an important tool in this process.
DOXA (pronounced dox'-ah) is a greek word meaning common belief or popular opinion.
Board and Committees
Board of Directors
Rudy Bootsma, Martin Gerson (treasurer), Lizzy Karp, Jamala MacRae, Michelle Mason, Debra Pentecost (secretary), Natasha Tony (vice-chair), Ken Tsui (chair), Ashleigh Withall
Dharra Budicha, jas calcitas, Joseph Clark, Selina Crammond, Bailey Nicholson, Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, Sarah Ouazzani, Carson Pfahl, Anant Prabhakar, Kris Rothstein, Milena Salazar
Darren Alexander, Laura Arboleda, Farid Azar, Brit Bachmann, Sarah Bakke, Jurgen Beerwald, Josie Boyce, Dharra Budicha, jas calcitas, Atenas Contreras, Selina Crammond, Jessica Dymond, Gina Garenkooper, liisa hannus, Kimberly Ho, David House, Erica Hui, Melissa James, Jessica Johnson, Viktor Koren, Kat Krampol, Christina Larabie, Samantha Marier, Abigail Markowitz, Maleki Maziar, Bailey Nicholson, Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, Sarah Ouazzani, Kris Rothstein, Milena Salazar, Barney Sprague, Sara Wylie, Jeff Yu
Selina Crammond, Milena Salazar, Dharra Budicha
Sarah Bakke, Joseph Bardsley, Ken Tsui, Jamala MacRae, Ashleigh Withall
Nova Ami, Kris Anderson, Colin Browne, Szu Burgess, Peg Campbell, Mel D’Souza, Ann Marie Fleming, Cari Green, Duncan Low, Alex Mackenzie, Wendy Oberlander, Carmen Rodriguez, Lauren Weisler, Aerlyn Weissman
Vancouver Podcast Festival Organizing Committee
Jill Anholt, Lisa Chen-Wing (Creative Director), Andrea Gin, Carlos Hernandez Fisher (Web Editor), Lizzy Karp, Hannah McGregor, Roshini Nair, Andrea Warner, and Joseph Clark
Program Book and Website Copy Editor
Marnie Wilson / Artsbiz Public Relations
Steve Chow / chowdesign.ca
Left Right Minds / leftrightminds.com