More exciting films for DocFest 2023!

Belleville Downtown DocFest, March 3 – 12
Film covers, for films announced on the 19th

The Belleville Downtown DocFest team wishes you a very safe and merry holiday season! We look forward to sharing more festival details in the new year.

2023 Festival Passes are on Sale!

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New films announced!

Preview a few of the films confirmed for the 2023 program. Find out more about the films, the filmmakers, trailers and more about what people are saying about these incredible feature documentaries.

A Bunch of Amateurs

Film cover image for the Film, A Bunch of Amateurs

Profiling Bradford Movie Makers, one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world, this film shines a light on the comradery and bickering that comes from sharing an artistic passion, and allows this group to band together like family in times of hardship.

Let the Little Light Shine

Film cover image for the Film, A Bunch of Amateurs

An inspiring account of young people, parents, and school officials coming together to fight to stay open when their school is threatened with closure.


Film cover image for the film, Subject

A much-needed look at the ethics of documentary filmmaking and the aftermath that they leave behind in the lives of their “subjects”.

This visually stunning documentary chronicles the physical and emotional aspects of life as a tree planter in the wilderness of British Columbia. Award-winning war photographer Rita Leistner goes back to where she herself was a tree planter in her youth to document the grueling, sometimes fun and always life-changing experience of restoring Canada’s forests.

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