Happy Holidays from DocFest

Happy Holidays from DocFest

Last sneak peek at films for this year! See you again in January.

DocFest wishes you all the best for a very festive holiday season and is sharing our last sneak peek at films before the new year!

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to thank everyone for your incredible support for Belleville Downtown DocFest. Our 12th annual festival was held in March 2023 and it represented our return to in-person films, as well as a continuation of our online festival experience. It was wonderful to be able to connect with our audience in person again and hear all of your great conversations about the films. We rocked out at the Empire Theatre together at our Gala Event. We hosted incredible local filmmakers and others from across Canada, to share insight into their filmmaking process with you. And we celebrated the best in thought-provoking and beautiful documentary filmmaking from around the world.

We are now gearing up for our 13th annual festival in February 2024 and we know you’re going to love what we have in store for next year. We’ll be kicking our in-person weekend off with an incredible Gala Event and we can’t wait to see you all in person again! From everyone here at the DocFest team, we would like to wish you a very safe and merry holiday season!

More about our 2024 Gala

Hidden Heroes
Hidden Heroes is a documentary that unveils the extraordinary contributions of unsung heroes who played a pivotal role in Canadian military operations. Featuring interviews with Canada’s top historians and never-before-seen footage, Hidden Heroes highlights the often-forgotten men & women who risk their lives behind the lines in the Canadian military – providing the lifesaving supports that led to victory on the battlegrounds of yesterday, and today.

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Breaking the News
The story of The 19th an independent, nonprofit, digital newsroom that focuses on issues of gender and politics. The film follows the launch of the newsroom by a group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists dedicated to giving voice to people usually ignored by mainstream media.

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Do you love documentary films? We’re on the lookout for dedicated volunteers to make DocFest 2024 an unforgettable experience! If you are interested or know someone who might be, please reach out through our online volunteer form.

2024 Volunteering Info

Festival Passes are currently on sale online and in person at the Belleville Public Library. Get your Festival Passes today while our Early Bird pricing lasts, full details are available on our website.

2024 Festival Passes