2018 Festival Program Announced!

2018 Festival Program Announced!


Media Release

Event: 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 3-13, 2018

Venues: The Vancouver Playhouse, VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, The Cinematheque, The Orpheum Annex, Museum of Vancouver, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Admission: Evenings and Weekends: $15; Weekday Matinee (weekday films starting at 5:00pm or earlier): $13; Opening and closing film: $18; Special Presentations at The Orpheum Annex: $18; Museum of Vancouver: $19, Early Bird $14; Student/Senior tickets for all regular screenings (except for opening and closing night): $2 discount; Membership: $2; Festival Pass: $195 (Includes membership; valid for all film screenings including opening and closing night film and party). 5 Ticket Pack: $65; 10 Ticket Pack: $115

Tickets: https://www.doxafestival.ca/tickets/packs

Community Box Office: April 21-22, from 12pm to 5 pm at DOXA office (#110–750 Hamilton Street).

Festival Box Office: VIFF’s Vancity and The Cinematheque (May 4-13), tickets available for all festival screenings. SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (May 6-13), tickets are available for all festival screenings and events at this venue.

For information: 604.646.3200

Media contact: Marnie Wilson 604.836.2409 or mwilson@theartsbiz.com


DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2018: Documentary to the Barricades!

Vancouver, BC – In an era of “fake news” and global uncertainty, the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival comes to the rescue with a program of 93 films (shorts and features) that offer radical and transformative ideas through music, art, and the power of people working together to create and share solutions.

With another Vancouver municipal election just around the corner, we are exceptionally proud to open the Festival with the world premiere of Teresa Alfeld’s The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical. Vancouver lawyer, city councillor, housing activist, and legendary firebrand Harry Rankin left a long shadow in the city, but some of his most passionate battles are still being fought. Another rebel closes out the Festival, with Kusama – Infinity, a celebration of fearless spirit and passionate determination. Yayoi Kusama battled her way to the top of the art world. But her struggle took a highly personal toll.

This year, our double Spotlights Press Play and Quietude respectively explore the revolutionary power of music, and the subtle strength of silence and close observation. Our guest Curated Programs grapple with some of the most challenging issues from the rise of the rightwing (Embedded with Extremists curated by Geoff Dembicki) to environmental crises facing Tibetan China (From Our Eyes curated by Yi Cui). We are very happy to offer the fourth edition of French French, featuring a special program dedicated to the work of legendary cineaste Alain Cavalier.

Our cornerstone programs Justice Forum and Rated Y for Youth are back with a remarkable collection of work that tackles the most intractable issues of the day (climate change, censorship, Indigenous language revitalization, reproductive rights and technologies) with intelligence, thought, and a fierce dedication to the art of documentary cinema. With an expanded Industry Program, artist talks, panel discussions, and parties, there is something for everyone – lovers, fighters, and organizers.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 3 –13, 2018. Tickets are available online at www.doxafestival.ca. For further information, call DOXA at 604.646.3200. DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.