Vancouver, BC – DOXA Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce Best of DOXA, featuring an encore screening of Orlando von Einsiedel's Virunga (Winner of the 2014 DOXA Feature Documentary Award), and Johanna Hamilton's revelatory new film 1971.

In the verdant depths of Eastern Congo stands Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the most bio-diverse places in the world. Virunga is a place that almost defies description, from the deep scarlet lava lakes of Nyiragongo volcano, to the grasslands spotted...

Did you miss seeing a film at the festival because it was sold out? Or maybe you simply couldn't make it to the screening.

We want to hear your suggestions on films to bring back for an additional screening as part of our BEST OF DOXA series.

Vancouver, BC – The 2014 DOXA Documentary Film Festival concluded with the Canadian premiere of Brent Hodge’s film A Brony Tale. The Vancouver Playhouse was filled with 8ft. tall ponies, laughter and bronies galore! The gala event also saw the announcement of the 2014 DOXA Award winners.

The Short Documentary Award was given to Jana Mináriková’s film Homo Ciris. Jury members Laura U. Marks, Samir Gandesha and Catrina Longmuir stated: “In a respectful and whimsical way the...

Spotlight: Secrets & Lies


Vancouver, BC – Oh, the mendacity! From mass surveillance to little white lies, the consequences of deception and concealment are the focus of Secrets & Lies, our special Spotlight Program this year. The truth may be out there, but it is often buried in grey government documents, disclosed in secret meetings, and brokered in shady deals.

It is difficult to find a better or more important reminder of the necessity of speaking truth than our gala opening film Orlando von Einsiedel’s...

Justice is Screened


Vancouver, BC – DOXA is very proud to offer the fifth annual Justice Forum. Since its introduction, the Justice Forum has grown and developed into one of DOXA’s most important programs. The 2014 Justice Forum films encompass a broad range of social justice issues, from government surveillance to domestic abuse. With support from CUPE BC, DOXA is proud to present this outstanding selection of films.

Crazywater, Dennis Allen’s raw and honest exploration of...

Vancouver, BC – The 2014 DOXA Documentary Film Festival ventures deep into the unknown, to seek out new forms of nonfiction, to discover glorious new forms of cinema, caught on the wing, and documented in the wild. From mountain gorillas to cartoon ponies and the men who love them, wild boars, roller derby grrrls, young agrarians and stick insects, all captured in their natural habitat. With more than 90 films, and 78 screenings, DOXA 2014 proves that documentary knows no bounds, as we boldly go where no one has gone before!