Belleville Downtown DocFest is a community oriented documentary film festival that seeks to promote awareness of cultural, economic and environmental consequences and to encourage civic participation resulting in positive change.
We are proud to announce that our 12th Annual Festival will include more than 50 outstanding documentary films and our Annual Gala Music Doc & Music Performance – live and in-person at the historic Empire Theatre in downtown Belleville.
Belleville Downtown DocFest is all about celebrating film, music, art and culture – it’s all about our resilient community too. We presented a completely online festival in 2021 and 2022, we’re looking forward to seeing as many of you as we can in person for the 2023, 12th Annual Festival.
We’ll present 50+ outstanding documentaries, including the Gala Film and Music performance, and Q&As with renowned filmmakers as part of our 2023 Festival. Stay tuned for email updates and notices about the films, awards, and DocFest news as we prepare to see you all next year.
Ten Days of Docs – March 3-12, 2023
2023 DocFest Trailer & Film Program
As we work to finalize the 2023 Festival Program we are adding films to the Downtown DocFest Film page. Check out 2023 Trailer above, and view the Films pages for more info about each documentary as we add them to the website.
You also can browse the archives for previous years programs all the way back to 2014!