DOXA’s expanded Industry program provides a meeting point for local and international filmmakers and industry professionals. Our sessions are designed to offer insight into the documentary industry while fostering vital conversations among creators. Join us in exploring the art and craft of documentary filmmaking through this series of panels, masterclasses and receptions!



Industry Panels (each): $15 per session

DOC35 Screening & Reception: $18

Industry Pass: $65 (provides access to all Industry programming)

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

For documentary makers, creating a film about their family can be a complex exercise. A growing landscape of personal nonfiction films reveals that some of the most daring work is coming out of this documentary subgenre. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00am

From in depth testimonies of Eastern-Europe dissidents to the memory of a great French publisher in his glorious 90's, or that of the whole population of a Parisian building, how do you grab past and memory in a cinematic way?

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:45pm

Sound is an essential yet often overlooked element in documentary. This panel will explore how a successful collaboration between a director, an editor, a sound designer and a composer can enhance the narrative, atmosphere, and emotional depth of your film.


Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Whether it is for the digital space or TV, short films have unprecedented funding and distribution opportunities. Our panel of decision-makers will discuss their distribution strategies and financing opportunities for short form content in BC.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:45am

Are you a documentary filmmaker, a journalist, or both? How do you balance crafting an emotionally moving story with rigorous investigative work? This session will address the blurred lines between these methodologies, reflecting on the role of documentary journalism in a rapidly transforming media landscape.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Understanding the advent of new delivery platforms, the world of licensing and clearances, and what constitutes "public domain" or "fair dealing" in Canada can help reduce your production costs and avoid last minute surprises. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 3:30pm
Rami Katz | 
Canada |
 2018 | 
35 minutes

In the early 1960s, when America was brimming with racial tension and Martin Luther King was marching in Alabama, Jack O’Dell was at his side. At age 94, O’Dell eloquently recounts his experiences and views—from his early membership in the Communist Party to his opinions on the current state of racial affairs in the US, as well as the significance of Black Lives Matter. -PP

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:45pm
Selwyn Jacob | 
Canada |
 1996 | 
52 minutes

From the early 1900s through the 1960s, black men from across Canada, US, Africa and the Caribbean worked as sleeping-car porters for Canada’s railway companies. As one of the few jobs available for people of colour at the time, the occupation was well-respected but also full of challenges.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:45pm

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