Welcome To DOXA 2023

Welcome to the 22nd annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival! This year's festival is taking place in theatres during festival dates, with repeat online screenings from May 15 to 24.

Between May 4-14, 2023, DOXA will offer an exceptional selection of films, filmmaker Q&As and Industry events. In-person screenings will take place at:

  • The Cinematheque
  • VIFF Centre
  • SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

In-person Industry events and festival socials will be held at: 

  • SFU’s World Arts Centre
  • The Post at 750

Online films are available through the DOXA Eventive page, and are geo-blocked to Canada; virtual tickets will be limited.



Tickets for theatrical and online screenings must be purchased separately, from either our In-person or Online Eventive sites. Please be doubly sure that you are purchasing the right ticket, before following through to payment!

  • To view our catalogue of theatrical screenings, click here.
  • To view the online festival program, click here.

A theatrical festival pass is $195, and includes festival membership; valid for all screenings except Opening Gala. Individual tickets ($13-18), or packs of 5 theatrical tickets ($65), are also available.

Tickets to online screenings are $8-10; your ticket allows you to watch a film program once. For more information regarding Box Office procedures, pricing and ticketing details, click here.



Please be aware that DOXA strongly recommends that all attendees wear a mask at all times during in-theatre screenings and in-person Industry events, unless actively eating or drinking in your seats. Masks will be available on site. This is part of our commitment to keeping DOXA staff, volunteers, and all members of our community safe and healthy.

All theatres are wheelchair accessible with limited spots available. Please email boxoffice@doxafestival.ca or call the DOXA office to make note of space requirements, ask about any additional accessibility features, and for advance ticket purchases. Attendants accompanying people with disabilities will be admitted at no cost.

ASL interpretation will be available at all in-person Industry events, unless otherwise specified.

Films in languages other than English will have subtitles, unless deliberately left untranslated by the filmmaker. DOXA is happy to offer Closed Captioning for select screenings at VIFF Centre. There are two Closed Captioning devices available — please speak to a venue representative if you’d like to access one of these devices. The following screenings allow for use of CC devices:

Manufacturing The Threat | Friday, May 5 | 7:45 PM
Satan Wants You | Saturday, May 6 | 7:30 PM
Silvicola | Sunday, May 7 | 8:00 PM
Powerlands | Monday, May 8 | 5:30 PM
Confessions of a Good Samaritan | Monday, May 8 | 8:00 PM
Big Fight in Little Chinatown | Tuesday, May 9 | 5:15 PM
La Singla | Wednesday, May 10 | 5:00 PM
King Coal | Wednesday, May 10 | 7:00 PM
A Way To B | Thursday, May 11 | 5:15 PM
Destiny | Thursday, May 11 | 9:15 PM
Feet in Water, Head on Fire | Saturday, May 13 | 3:45 PM
Confessions of a Good Samaritan | Saturday, May 13 | 8:30 PM

The film Music for Black Pigeons has Open Captions for both screenings:
Friday, May 12 | 9:15 PM | VIFF Centre
Saturday, May 13 | 2:45 PM | The Cinematheque

If you would like to learn more about accessibility features and/or processes in place at DOXA venues, please reach out at info@doxafestival.ca

We’re excited to share these amazing documentaries with you all!