DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2021

May 06, 2021

May 6 - 16

Twenty years after it began screening some of the world’s most crucial and thought-provoking documentaries for Vancouver filmgoers, DOXA Documentary Film Festival is back to celebrate its platinum anniversary in a way audiences could never have imagined two decades ago—streaming directly into their homes. For the second year in a row DOXA will be making its entire program available online, including 49 features, dozens of shorts, and a handful of live Q&As and Industry events, all accessible via DOXA’s website. The social distancing continues, but from May 6 through 16, 2021, the outside world is coming to you.

2021 DOXA Film Guide

Committed to cultivating curiosity and critical thought, DOXA 2021 delivers some of the very best in contemporary documentary cinema over 11 days. DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 6-16, 2021, offering an exceptional selection of films, filmmaker Q&A’s and live streaming events. Films will be available to stream for the duration of the above festival dates. Films are geo-blocked to Canada and virtual tickets will be limited. Select screenings will include live and pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As and extended discussions. Festival passes are now available online. For further information, call DOXA at 604.646.3200.

Purchase Festival Pass

Join host Andrea Warner (writer and podcaster extraordinaire, and a member of VanPodFest's Organizing Committee) for DOXA Turns 20: A Celebration on April 22, 2021. Chat with DOXA folks of yore and hear their stories from festivals past, get a first glimpse at the 20th Anniversary merch, and bid for your chance to win some exclusive prizes in the Silent Auction.

DLC Sponsored Screenings

Thursday, May 6 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Streaming on Eventive

For more information on streaming and to purchase tickets visit HERE


  • School for the Contemporary Arts
  • SFU Woodwards
  • David Lam Centre
  • Labour Studies