Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Industry Day
For events at SFU: $15 Special Presentations, $13 Students/ Seniors. Industry Day pass: $60 DOC BC members: $35 and Panels: $15
When: May 4-14th (Festival) and May 6th (Industry Day)
Where: All films at SFU will be seen in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (3rd floor), Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Presenting partners: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, Georgia Straight, CBC Vancouver, Telus STORYHIVE, Creative BC, DOC BC, French Consulate General of Vancouver, Canadian Media Producers Association, Hastings Crossing BIA, DVBIA, Canadian Cinema Editors and more. Films at SFU are co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
In an increasingly chaotic world, documentary comes to the rescue, offering radical reinvention, brave new ideas for the future, and a flinty and unyielding form of hope.
The 16th Annual DOXA Festival features 87 films and 61 screenings, including two World Premieres, 25 Canadian Premieres, and 13 rated screenings (i.e., open for audience members under 18 to attend, subject to classification ratings).
DOXA is very proud to open the 2017 festival with Marie Clements’ extraordinary documentary musical The Road Forward, a celebration of First Nation history and a portrait of a people who have retained their identity and power through art, activism and community.
This year DOXA’s Industry Day on May 6 will offer panels on VR (interactive and augmented reality), professional development and networking opportunities (distribution, funding, discoverability and export), and panels with a focus on the creative practice of nonfiction cinema.
Our Midweek special presentations include Olivier Babinet’s youth blast of teenage energy in Swagger, and Jacob Smith’s Waking the Sleeping Giant that follows an intersectional coalition of activists, politicians and ordinary folk who are fighting for real democracy in the post-Trump USA.
Our third edition French French includes a retrospective of the work of the legendary filmmaker Chris Marker. On the eve of the Provincial election, we are very proud to present a special town hall screening of Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address.
Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO shouts revolution from the rooftops in the protean form of Cate Blanchett, playing thirteen different characters reciting this century’s greatest cultural and social manifestos (Fluxus to Dogme 95) in our closing night film.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 4 –14, 2017. Tickets are available online at www.doxafestival.ca. For further information, call DOXA at 604.646.3200. DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.