Five-day festival includes acclaimed creators, hosts, and producers including Michelle Shephard (Brainwashed), Sandy Hudson and Nora Loreto (Sandy & Nora Talk Politics), Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Pop Chat, Party Lines, Party in the USA), Andréa Schmidt (Canadaland), Lauren Bercovitch and Chris Kelly (This Sounds Serious, Kelly&Kelly Studios), Laura Palmer (Island Crime: Where is Lisa?) and more

We are seeking submissions of short to feature length documentaries for our 20th anniversary festival, happening May 6 thru May 16, 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DOXA plans to present a hybrid festival experience which will include both online and theatrical screenings. 

Calling all podcast lovers, pop culture fanatics, and trivia titans near and far!

Join co-hosts Hannah McGregor (Secret Feminist Agenda, Witch, Please), Lisa Christiansen (Pop This!), and Andrea Warner (Pop This! and CBC's Pop Chat) on Wednesday, October 28th for an evening of online trivia by Quiz Master Carlos to raise money for...

Another DOXA gone by, and in exceptional form—the first of its kind to take place entirely online! As we take time to reflect on the festival passed, plan for the future, and make time for much needed rest, we want to express our deep gratitude to you for your support, and we hope you enjoyed many, many documentaries.

The challenge of this year can not be understated;...

Vancouver, BC / Thursday June 25, 2020 - As the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, wraps up its first-ever online edition, it is pleased to announce the winner of three competitions. 

DOXA was proud to launch it’s 19th annual festival with Wintopia, directed by Mira Burt-Wintonick, which traces the footsteps of iconic Canadian documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through the lens of his daughter. 

Ahead of his time, when dial-up internet speeds were the norm, Peter founded what...

Join us for a virtual roundtable with BC filmmakers with films at DOXA 2020! For this moderated conversation, we are inviting the participating filmmakers to come prepared to ask questions of each other, both about their films at DOXA as well as the art of crafting stories in the short form in general. 

Join us for a materclass on the unique creative process of one of Canada’s most prolific documentary cinematographers. A must-attend event for directors, cinematographers and all creatives interested in the power of visual storytelling. 

DOXA is proud to kick off the 2020 online festival with Wintopia, directed by Mira Burt-Wintonick. Save the date for a live Q&A on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm with the director and special guests.

We've just added two award-winning films to our program—Sung-A Yoon's Overseas, and Iryna Tsilyk's The Earth Is as Blue as an Orange.