About DOXA

About DOXA

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 17th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place May 3 thru 13, 2018. The Motion Pictures Film Series is DOXA's year-round programming initiative that offers screenings of some of the world's most outstanding documentaries to communities around the Lower Mainland. The 2016-2017 season marks the seventh edition of the series.

DOXA (pronounced dox'-ah) is a greek word meaning common belief or popular opinion. 

The Documentary Media Society is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. 

Consumer Protection Act 

  • DOXA is responsible for operating in compliance with the Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
  • To attend a Documentary Media Society film screening (which may not have been classified by Consumer Protection BC), you must be a Documentary Media Society member.
  • Membership is by annual subscription and is limited to persons who are 18 years of age or over.
  • Only members are permitted to be present at the place where a non-classified film is being exhibited.
  • The Documentary Media Society mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information or education.