PLEASE NOTE: The full DOXA 2020 lineup will be announced Wednesday, April 15. Stay tuned! 

DOXA Industry brings together a diverse community of filmmakers and industry professionals to discuss the art and craft of non-fiction storytelling. Through a series of workshops, roundtable discussions, masterclasses, and networking events, we invite filmmakers at all levels of experience to engage in vital conversations while building the skills and connections needed to propel their projects forward.

Industry Panels $15 each / Industry Pass $85

The Industry Pass provides access to all industry programming listed below.

It also includes a ticket to the screening of A Place Called Chiapas and the live documentary performance Postings From Home. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime.

Discounted prices are available for members of DOC BC, CMPA-BC and Capilano University. Please contact your organization for the promo code.

For information on how to use your Industry pass, click here.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Great works of documentary have been shaped into compelling stories. But should every film be molded into a traditional story structure? Using Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow’s essay as a starting point, we invite filmmakers to discuss unique formal and narrative approaches to documentary storytelling beyond the plot and character-driven arc.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:45am

How do ethical considerations influence artistic choices when presenting delicate subject matter on screen? Our invited filmmakers will discuss how they establish ongoing consent with their participants and the considerations behind portraying moments of vulnerability in their films.


Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Get the insider perspective on what key decision-makers are looking for and best practices for pitching your projects. This discussion will also provide an overview of funding opportunities available to BC creators. 


Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:30pm

Throughout his career, filmmaker Mosco Boucault has established trust with insider protagonists from the French Resistance, Italian Red Brigade commandos, and some of the most powerful Mafia networks in the world.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

Raise a glass to welcome festival guests and celebrate the work of BC’s independent documentary community!

Industry Pass Required.  

Please note this event takes place at the Shebeen Whiskey House (210 Carrall Street).

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:30am

Connect with visiting filmmakers and meet the TELUS STORYHIVE team, who will be sharing their innovative programs and opportunities for 2019. Light breakfast will be served.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Indigenous women around the world are contributing to a new cinematic wave. In Canada, some of the most celebrated documentaries in recent years have been directed by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women.

For the producer seeking a path to market through film festivals, pragmatic and informed decisions must be made. This workshop will provide an overview of the options, opportunities, and alternatives to film festival distribution.

Join Josephine Anderson and Claire Sanford as they discuss their transition to virtual reality storytelling from a documentary filmmaker's perspective.