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This festival season, we are striving to raise $5,000.00 for the Holdstock Fund for Documentary Engagement, which directly funds filmmaker travel to our festival. We know that filmmaker participation deeply enriches audience experience, and so we need your support to bring filmmakers - both national and international - to our festival in order to participate in panels, workshops, masterclasses, and more!

During our festival, we are offering some exciting incentives for donations made in-person at our venues. For in-person donations of $25.00 or more, receive a limited edition DOXA 2019 Cotton Canvas Tote, featuring an exclusive Aspect Ratio design by Lisa Chen-Wing (no tax receipt provided). For in-person donations of $30.00 or more, receive a limited edition DOXA 2019 Cotton T-shirt, featuring an exclusive Aspect Ratio design by Lisa Chen-Wing (no tax receipt provided). For in-person donations of $50.00 or more, receive both the DOXA 2019 Cotton Canvas Tote and T-shirt (no tax receipt provided).  


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. 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."  - ROGER HOLDSTOCK



DOXA brings together audiences, filmmakers, and diverse cultural communities through the presentation of the very best in documentary cinema from around the globe. Through screenings, panel discussions, educational initiatives, and industry events, DOXA facilitates a cinema culture that is curious, inventive and bold. Your donation will help us to:

  • Provide opportunities for young audiences to participate in the festival and gain critical media literacy skills through our Rated Y for Youth program
  • Support the professional development of local filmmakers through our Industry Day programming
  • Enable the Festival to offer a number of free events and discounted tickets for seniors and students 

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Donations of $20.00 or more receive a tax receipt.


DOXA offers an exciting benefit program for donations above $20.00. To opt in to our Donor Benefit program, please complete this PDF form and email to sarah(a), or send by mail to:

DOXA Documentary Film Festival
110-750 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5

If you opt in to our Donor Benefit program, your tax receipt will be issued for your donation amount less the value of the benefits.



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. See our list of our donors here

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