Greetings From Our Funders

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Dr. Sae-Hoon Stan Chung

Welcome to DOXA! The BC Arts Council is proud to support the DOXA Documentary Film Festival for another year of documentary films that cultivate curiosity and critical thought.

Through the art of documentary cinema, storytellers help us to understand the complexity of our world. They bring us stories that showcase ideas, highlight global and local issues, and perhaps challenge the way we think. What makes DOXA so special is that their programs allow us to hear directly from filmmakers and engage in critical dialogue with one another.

Congratulations to the team and volunteers for another successful festival!


Dr. Sae-Hoon Stan Chung
Chair, BC Arts Council


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Michelle Chawla

To better understand the human condition, fully experience the world around us and challenge our assumptions, we need art, now more than ever.

More engagement, connection and inspiration are what the arts promise us and what you are bringing to life, collectively, through this unique gathering of the arts and culture in Canada.

The Canada Council for the Arts is a proud supporter of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all those involved.

Michelle Chawla
Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts


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The Honourable Pascale St-Onge

Welcome to the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

This thought-provoking gathering attracts some of the best documentary films from Canada and around the world, while giving audiences a chance to connect with the filmmakers to discuss their vision and craft. For those in the industry, DOXA gives them a chance to network and connect with their peers.

Our government supports the arts across Canada, including this festival. We know that artists inspire positive change, curiosity, understanding and inclusion in our society.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I thank everyone involved in this year's celebration. Enjoy the shows!

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge


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The Honourable Lana Popham

On behalf of Premier David Eby and the Government of British Columbia, welcome to the 2024 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Documentaries are a great educational tool, helping us to learn, appreciate and understand the world around us. Every year, DOXA presents the finest documentary content from Canada and beyond. Over the course of the festival, audiences will have the opportunity to watch a range of independent and innovative documentaries and participate in panel discussions, public forums, and educational programs.

BC's creative sector is a crucial economic driver in our province, and we are proud of its ongoing success. Film festivals, such as DOXA, play an important role in showcasing the diversity and strength of our creative sector. That's why our government is proud to support DOXA through Creative BC and the BC Arts Council.

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the filmmakers behind DOXA. Your passion and hard work shine through in the powerful stories you bring to the screen. Thank you for shedding light on important social issues and sparking conversations that matter.

As we embark on this cinematic journey together, may DOXA continue to be a driving force for exploration, empowerment, and positive change. Best wishes for another successful event.


The Honourable Lana Popham
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport


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Julie Roy

Showcasing and celebrating the works of Canadian creators is at the heart of what we do at Telefilm. That is why we are proud to partner with the 2024 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, to further boost our support for Canadian creatives at home and around the world.

In this ever-evolving cultural landscape, festivals continue to play an important role in the film industry, growing the talent pool, as well as allowing audiences to celebrate and connect with distinctive Canadian films and the talent behind them.

We encourage you to keep supporting Canadian talent in theatres and on digital platforms!

Julie Roy
Executive Director and CEO, Telefilm Canada