Belleville Downtown DocFest’s 2022, 11th Annual, Gala Event Friday March 4.
2022 Gala Event
We are thrilled to announce the return of the much-loved Gala evening at Belleville’s historic Empire Theatre. In addition to the live Gala event the festival is proud to be streaming 50 outstanding documentary films.
As in past years, we’re planning a knock-out Gala evening, pairing a fabulous music doc with a rocking live music performance. The Gala film and recording of the live performance will be available for viewing for three days during the week of the festival.
We look forward to being together in The Empire Theatre while still providing access online. Our in-theatre event will be fully compliant with all public health measures in place next March.
Passes are on sale now for the 2022 Festival, find out more about the different types of passes and ways to watch on our Tickets and Passes page.
Docfest’s Gala sponsor since our first year.
Our sincerest thanks for the continuous support.
Gala Film Selection
Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm
DocFest is pleased to present the award-nominated film, Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm a star-filled documentary about rock ‘n roll’s first legendary residential recording studio by Hannah Berryman, a Golden Rose nominee. In the early 1970’s, two Welsh brothers turned their dairy farm into one of the most successful live-in recording studios. During a 12-month period in the mid-1990’s the studio was the source of Five Number One albums! The film focuses on British rock music acts who recorded on the farm including Black Sabbath, Queen, The Stone Roses, Oasis and Coldplay. It includes appearances by musician greats like Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, to name just a few.
Four Lanes Wide
Rockfield hits and classics
Following the Gala film, the in-theatre audience will be treated to the festival’s live music performance. This year’s artists, Four Lanes Wide, are a straight-up classic rock band based in Peterborough. For our Gala event, FLW will mix hits from the Gala film, Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, covers of greats like CCR, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin with their own original tunes.
Whatever the material, you’ll agree that the band’s passion for music and performing shines through.