Starting Tonight is the 12th DOXA Documentary Film Festival


It’s finally that time of year – the 12th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival is kicking off tonight at the Playhouse with Vancouver director Corey Ogilvie’s Occupy The Movie at 7pm. 

For the next 10 days the event is to feature 74 screenings, 5 venues, and dozens of discussions being held with panelists and filmmakers. The diverse range of subjects includes anything from activism, technology to health issues from around the world and Canada. 

This year DOXA is “challenging documentary convention with films that test the elasticity of the form. Elements of science fiction, narrative, and surrealism, and sometimes all three at once, offer a new way of looking at the world.”

Tickets are available online and at theatres for same-day shows. Please be advised that online ticket sales will end at 9am the day of the screening. So plan ahead and don’t miss out on advance tickets – there’s also only a limited number of rush tickets that are available 10-15 minutes before a film. 

Running until May 12, be sure to check out the official DOXA Documentary Film Festival website for the full schedule, film descriptions, screening times, locations and everything you need to know.

For more information on the different festivals being held in Vancouver be sure to visit our listings page here.

Sarah Freed