DocFest Kicks-off Tonight, Friday March 4th

2022 Belleville Downtown Docfest Board Members gathered to cut a film strip, ribbon, to formally commence the 11th annual Festival
We’re beyond excited to begin the 11th Annual Belleville Downtown Docfest!

Join us for our annual gala film and concert – as we kick-off the Festival with a knockout music doc Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm followed by a virtual performance by the band, Four Lanes Wide – all starting at 7pm tonight.

Lots of other great films like We Were Once Kids and the hilarious Alien on Stage are also available tonight as part of the kick-off first night of the Festival. Check out the complete Film Schedule on the Virtual Festival page.

Find out more about the Gala here

The 2022 Virtual Festival page is available for you to plan your complete festival experience, and to browse the film schedule and all the films – the Virtual Festival page is the portal you’ll use to stream the festival films at home during the festival (March 4-13, 2022).

One big advantage of a virtual festival is that you have lots more time to watch great films and you get to organize your own viewing schedule. You have 72 hours to start watching a film once it’s available and 24 hours to finish viewing it.

We can’t wait until we can gather again as a community to enjoy films and music in the cinemas we love – for now we’re thrilled to present our 11th Annual Festival virtually and we look forward to seeing you all in person as soon as we all can!

Virtual Festival, Stream Films, Get Single Tickets.

Browse the complete, Official Selection of films for the 11th annual Belleville Downtown DocFest published for you to preview and to make your own picks for what we are sure will be your new favourite documentaries!

Get your Festival Passes and Ticket Packs online here.

How to access the Virtual Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that our full slate of films and the 2022 schedule are available! Browse the 50+ docs, watch the trailers and plan your festival experience at the Virtual Festival page.

Films will be released to watch for three days on a staggered schedule during the Festival from Friday March 4th through Sunday March 13th.

Read this overview on how to watch the movies.

11th Annual DocFest Gala

The Gala Feature and Concert will be available to stream tonight at 7pm.

Check out the Gala and get your Tickets to stream it all from the comfort of your home.

Available to stream Friday March 4th at 7pm!

2022 Virtual Festival

Use this page to plan your Festival experience, browse the Schedule, the Film Guide and directly access films for streaming at home using the Virtual Festival (March 4-13, 2022).

2022 Film Catalog

Browse the complete catalog of 2022 films, trailers and descriptions of all the films selected for the 11th Annual Belleville Downtown Docfest.

2022 Festival Tickets and Passes are on Sale!