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|DOXA seeks to expand the definition of "documentary" and solicits and presents films of all lengths, genres and subjects in the realm of the documentary. More weight is given to projects which do not take a journalistic or commercial approach.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
DOXA is presented by the Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA – a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, workshops, panel discussions and public forums.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The DOXA Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in Vancouver, Canada dedicated to the art of documentary. Each spring we draw filmmakers and audiences together in one of the world's most beautiful cities for outstanding films and conversation. DOXA is an 11 day festival!
Dorothy Woodend (Director of Programming ); Kenji Maeda (Executive Director)
Deadlines for submission to our 2016 festival are:
SUBMISSIONS OPEN - September 28, 2015
EARLY BIRD SUBMISSIONS
Fees (US Currency): $25 International Films / $20 Canadian Films
Deadline: November 16, 2015 (postmarked)
Fees (US Currency): $35 International Films / $25 Canadian Films
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (postmarked)
Fees (US Currency): $55 International Films / $45 Canadian Films
Deadline: January 6, 2016 (postmarked)
*All entrants will be notified by March 31, 2016.
*Projects screened or broadcast in Vancouver prior to the festival are ineligible.
*Preview DVDs must be labeled with title, running time and contact information.
*Please preview your DVD submissions; defective materials will be discarded.
*Rough cuts are eligible ONLY IF final cuts will be available by February 15, 2016
*Preview DVDs will not be returned.
*Work produced in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
Please enclose a brief synopsis and screening history.
More weight is given to projects which do not take a conventional journalistic or commercial approach.
Entries from outside Canada must be clearly marked: “FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE."
Please do not send your work via UPS (United Parcel Service); they have large brokerage fees and the package will be returned at the sender’s expense.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
DOXA Documentary Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Documentary Media Society ("DOXA Documentary Film Festival"), its Board of Directors, Employees, and Agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.