DocFest Films

Browse the official selection of documentaries from the 13th annual Belleville Downtown DocFest.

2024 FilmS for the 13th Annual FestiVAL

The Festival team is proud to present this catalog of outstanding documentaries created by celebrated filmmakers from around the globe and right here at home.

During the Festival, Screening Dates and Times are available at the Program Page.

Previous film catalogs are available in the DocFest Archives. Browse all the films we’ve presented since 2014.

Photographer Evgeniy Maloletka points at the smoke rising after an airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. From 20 Days in Mariupol. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

20 Days in Mariupol

Content Warning: This film contains difficult imagery, violence. Language or subject matter may be offensive ...
Image from the poster for the film, A Quiet Girl

A Quiet Girl

In A Quiet Girl, adopted Montreal filmmaker Adrian Wills commits, on camera and in real ...
Cover Image for the Short Documentary, Ancestral Threads

Ancestral Threads

Ancestral Threads follows Joleen Mitton on her mission to use fashion as medicine for Vancouver’s ...
Still Image from the Feature Documentary, Another Body

Another Body

This eye-opening documentary on the implications of modern technology shares the journey of one college ...
Cover image for the documentary, Arab Women Say What?!

Arab Women Say What?!

Nermeen, a young and bold Egyptian Canadian, invites us to join her circle of friends, ...
Behind the Camera A Portrait of Shannon Walsh, Cover Image

Behind the Camera: A Portrait of Shannon Walsh

A video portrait of Canadian documentary filmmaker Shannon Walsh, made in collaboration with the Canada ...
Selection from the poster for the film, Beyond Paper

Beyond Paper

At a critical moment in the history of the written word, as humanity’s archives migrate ...
Still image from the film, Boil Alert, Photo by Matt Seger, courtesy of Seeing Red 6 Nations

Boil Alert

Mohawk artist and activist Layla Staats raises awareness about hazardous water supplies in North American ...

News & Updates

Save the dates for 2025!
Save the dates for 2025! DocFest announces our dates for 2025! Wishing everyone a happy ... Read More
And that’s a wrap!
Thanks to everyone who helped make 2024 a success As virtual festival now comes to an ... Read More

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