On behalf of Premier John Horgan, Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and the Government of British Columbia, I welcome you to the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
The DOXA Documentary Film Festival features public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. This event serves as a catalyst for discussion and critical thinking to inspire change and increase awareness around cultural identity, gender roles as well as other social and political matters from around the world.
Our government is proud to once again support DOXA 2022 through Creative BC, the BC Arts Council and the BC Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy for festival organizers and filmmakers. Our government responded with the launch of the $2 million Domestic Motion Picture Fund in the fall of 2020 to help offset the financial impacts of the pandemic and keep BC productions thriving.
Thank you to the organizers for their dedication and congratulations to those whose work is being featured throughout the festival. It's great to see DOXA go forward this year with a hybrid of online and in-person screenings. I applaud your perseverance, commitment and all your hard work in putting this festival together. All the best for a successful event.
To all the participants and audience members, I hope you enjoy the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film