Festival Passes

Passes are now on sale for the 13th Annual Belleville Downtown DocFest.

Passes are on sale now for the 13th Annual DocFest 2024 Film Festival

50 Films. Gala Music Doc & Live Concert. Events and Filmmaker Q&A’s. February 23-28, 2024

The 13th Annual Belleville Downtown DocFest will combine in-theatre film screenings at three venues, our live gala film and concert at the Empire Theatre in Downtown Belleville along with our complete Virtual Festival to allow anyone, anywhere in Ontario, to enjoy our unique film festival experience. 

View film descriptions and trailers on the Films page and then plan your Festival Experience using the 2024 Program to pick the films you want to see in the theatre and the films you want to stream at home.

Check out the Pass options below and please make sure you’re subscribed for email updates from DocFest.

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Gala Film and Concert, In-Person & Virtual Passes

In-Person Film Screenings

Gala Film and Concert, In-Person films, and a Pass Plus option to add Virtual screenings.


Pick your In-Person Festival Experience

Option One

$50.00
In-Person Gala Rush Pass

Option Two

$80.00
In-Person Weekend Pass

Option Three

$100.00
In-Person Weekend Pass Plus


Option One

February 23rd (single event)
In-Person Gala Rush Pass

$50.00 (CDN)

The In-Person Gala Rush Pass includes:

  • Gala film and performance, Friday, February 23rd

Option Two

Friday, February 23rd to Sunday, February 25th
In-Person
Weekend Pass

$80.00 (CDN)

EARLY BIRD PRICING IN EFFECT (Regular $100)

The In-Person Weekend Pass includes:

  • Gala film and performance, Friday, February 23rd
  • All in-person screenings, February 23rd to 25th
  • Pass-holders receive a discounted rate for purchasing virtual screening tickets at $10 per ticket (regular individual tickets $13 each).

Option Three

Friday, February 23rd to Wednesday, February 28th
In-Person
Weekend Pass Plus

$100.00 (CDN)

EARLY BIRD PRICING IN EFFECT (Regular $130)

The In-Person Weekend Pass Plus includes:

  • Gala film and performance, Friday, February 23rd
  • All in-person screenings, February 23rd to 25th
  • Five (5) Virtual Screening Tickets for viewing films released daily from Sunday February 25th at 7:00p.m. to Wednesday February 28th at 7:00p.m. All films will be available for 3-days (once you start watching a film you’ll have 24 hours to finish it).
  • Pass-holders receive a discounted rate for purchasing additional virtual screening tickets at $10 per ticket (regular individual tickets $13 each).

Virtual Screenings

Twelve Virtual Screening Tickets to watch the films from home.


Sunday February 25th to Wednesday, February 28th
Virtual Festival Pass

$75.00 (CDN)

The Virtual Festival Pass includes:
  • Twelve (12) Virtual Screening Tickets for viewing films released daily from Sunday February 25th at 7:00p.m. to Wednesday February 28th at 7:00p.m. All films will be available for 3-days (once you start watching a film you’ll have 24 hours to finish it).
  • Pass-holders receive a discounted rate for purchasing additional virtual screening tickets at $10 per ticket (regular individual tickets $13 each).
Please note:

Please take the time to review pass details as all passes are non-refundable. Ensure that you choose the right pass for you. All sales are final.

If you buy an in-person festival pass online, you’ll be able to redeem it for your physical pass starting February 22, 2024. If you want to get a physical pass for the in-person festival sooner, perhaps for a gift, they’re available for purchase at the Belleville Public Library during regular business hours. In-person sales are cash only.

All pass prices shown do not show transaction fees which will be calculated at checkout. Prices are subject to change.

All In-Person Screening venues will have capacities based on their size and local regulations. In-Person pass holders will be admitted first-come, first-serve, in queue at the venue admission gate until the venue capacity is reached.

Please consider donating to DocFest at check-out if you plan to watch online films with your family. Your contribution helps the festival with organizing online viewings and to help us continue to present the year’s best in documentary film.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) And AUDIENCE SUPPORT

All Virtual Passes or Virtual Tickets provide access to selected films for on-line viewing within Ontario only. Once films become available during the Festival, viewers will have 3-days to unlock them and 24 hours to finish watching them.

During the Festival you’ll have access to full 24/7 audience help and support directly from the screening page.

You’ll be able to watch on a variety of platforms and devices including Roku, Amazon Firestick, Android and Apple TV.

For complete details and frequently asked questions about the technology requirements of this year’s festival, please see the FAQ page here.

How will THe Virtual Festival work?

Once all the films are announced you will be able to reserve films you would like to see. We’ll publish the Schedule, the Virtual Film Guide and Trailers for all the films.

All films will be available for 3-day (72 hour) “watch-windows” and you’ll have 24 hours to watch a film once you’ve unlocked it to begin viewing. You can only unlock films that are available during a “watch-window”.

Film watch windows will begin on Sunday February 25th at 7:00pm. The final group of films will be made available to unlock on Wednesday February 28th at 7:00pm.

We’ve found that reserving your films is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of your must-sees. We will let all pass-holders know when they can begin reserving films.

We have unlimited “virtual seats” for each of our films, so you do not need to make reservations in order to use your passes or tickets.

Make sure you are subscribed to receive email updates to find out about new films and special programming features for the 2024 Festival.

STAY TUNED…