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Another DOXA gone by, and in exceptional form—a hybrid festival, with both online and in-person elements! In tried and true fashion, documentaries from all over the world brought comfort, told thrilling stories, and taught us anew.

Congratulations to all winning films this year at DOXA Festival! Watch the acceptance speeches at https://vimeo.com/549707510.

The recent work of Cree filmmaker, writer, and scholar Jules Koostachin looks closely at Indigenous documentary practices as containing a comprehensive understanding and awareness of story, because of the positionalities and identities of its makers.

Whether you are pitching your film one-on-one or submitting a funding application, a pitch trailer is your chance to make a strong first impression.

This panel will examine the career of one of the most admired, award winning and influential leaders in Canadian documentary filmmaking over the past 25 years, who also happened to be one of the first racial equity hires at the National Film Board—Selwyn Jacob.

With a final weekend of online screenings and two evenings of the DOXA Drive-In remaining, DOXA Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 competitions.

Join us on Friday, May 14th at 4:00pm PST! This conversation invites composers to discuss their collaborations with filmmakers and approaches to storytelling through sound.

Friday, May 14th at 1:00pm PST! This conversation will offer a jumping off point to reimagine more sustainable models for documentary funding, production and distribution that incentivize the creation of bold, ambitious work.

Please join us for a live streamed Q&A with directors Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams and special guests from the film Drake, Kay and Emily, on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 PM PST!

Thursday, May 13th at 10:00am PST. In this moderated conversation between two filmmakers and collaborators, Stanley Nelson and Loira Limbal will reflect on the craft of directing documentaries from differing but complementary perspectives.