Still from the short film, Our Maternal Home
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Browse the schedule for the 2024 Festival lineup

2024 Program

Browse program

Browse the schedule for the 2024 Festival lineup

2024 Program

Schedule

2024 Program

Still image of Carlos Santana from the 2023 film "Carlos"
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13th annual Belleville Downtown DocFest Gala February 23, 2024

2024 Gala!

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13th annual Belleville Downtown DocFest Gala February 23, 2024

2024 Gala!

2024 Gala!

Feb 23, 2024
Photograph of Javier Vazquez
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Passes for films, events and the Gala Film & Concert are on sale!

Festival Passes

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Passes for films, events and the Gala Film & Concert are on sale!

Festival Passes

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Festival Passes

Still from the feature documentary, Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer
Official Selection

Official Selection for the 13th Annual, 2024 Festival

2024 Films

Official Selection

Official Selection for the 13th Annual, 2024 Festival

2024 Films

2024 Films

2024 Catalog

DocFest News

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Festival News

DocFest News

News and updates from DocFest

Festival News

News

Docfest News

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.

Our 13th Annual Festival will include 50 outstanding documentary films, filmmaker Q&As and our Annual Gala Music Feature and Live Concert at the historic Empire Theatre in downtown Belleville.

Save the Dates and Get Passes!

In Person Films – Friday, February 23rd, Saturday, February 24th, and Sunday, February 25th 2024.

Online Screenings – Sunday, February 25th to Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

We can’t wait to see you all again for the 13th Annual Festival. Passes are now on sale, with multiple options for you to attend in person or watch from home.

Belleville Downtown DocFest is all about celebrating film, music, art and culture – it’s all about our resilient community too. We’re presenting a hybrid festival again this year and look forward to welcome you all back for DocFest 2024.

Official 2024 Festival Trailer

Official Films Selection Announced!

Please visit the 2024 Program page to view the full films schedule and plan your festival experience.

The Films page also contains, the full 13th Annual Downtown DocFest Official Selection for 2024 – browse the films for trailers, and for more information about these incredible documentaries and the people behind them.

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News & Updates

Pass Pick Up
How to pick up your in-person passes for this weekend! How to pick up your ... Read More
Filmmaker Panel Discussion 🎥
The filmmaker panel is taking place on Friday, February 23rd at 3pm at Capers Restaurant, ... Read More