DOXA Documentary Film Festival Fundraiser

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival is hosting their annual fundraiser on Friday November 19th. Held at the CBC Vancouver broadcast centre and hosted by CBC’s Bill Richardson, the event will feature a silent auction, music by Veda Hille, and an archival film exhibit courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and the CBC Archives.

Vancouver Archives Item #CVA 1184-3411 Jack Lindsay Photography

Tickets are available online for $35 and admission includes open bar (beer and wine) and catering provided by Subeez. This is one event I would absolutely love to attend given the theme is “Vancouver’s History in Moving Pictures” however I will be out of town that weekend. As such, DOXA has allowed me to offer up my tickets to one lucky reader and a guest.

If you would like to attend this gala fundraiser and night of exploring Vancouver’s history, please leave a comment below listing your favourite documentary of all time. I will draw one winner at random from all entries on November 16th at 12:00pm.

Update The winner is Kerry, have fun!

24 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AlvWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 12:21pm PST

    Through A Blue Lens

  2. ParkerWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 12:22pm PST

    I don’t know if this really counts, but I am absolutely overwhelmed by the idea and success of the “It gets better” videos that are all over youtube. it is a way for our technology to address our social issues in a way that has not be accomplished before. It provides a “documentary” to a viewer who may not have otherwise been comfortable to view it before.

    It spins the idea and intent of a documentary into something that is needed.

  3. ChelseaWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 12:42pm PST

    For sure the surf documentary Step into Liquid. Just a great documentary that does exactly what it is supposed to do, get people stoked on surfing!

  4. RobWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 1:16pm PST

    The Corporation. Such an abstract point of view. What all doc’s need to be. A recent one I really like is Carts of Darkness based on binners on the north shore. Go check it out on the NFB of Canada’s web site

  5. MichelleWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 1:23pm PST

    I really liked Sharkwater, a documentary about the plight of sharks. Food, Inc. is also high on my fav list, even though it made me wary of my chicken nuggets…

  6. MeghanWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 2:28pm PST

    Planet Earth Series

  7. DonWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 4:22pm PST

    Glowing in the Dark, the documentary about neon lights in Vancouver.

  8. VanessaWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 4:23pm PST

    My favourite documentary right now would have to be the VIFF documentary Secrets of the Tribe.

  9. Sterling RichterWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 9:53pm PST

    Manufactured Landscapes

  10. YvonneThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 5:01am PST

    The Clean Bin Project

  11. KerryThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 10:29am PST

    I’d have to go with “The Cove”. After watching that film I decided to learn to dive and watch seafood instead of eating it. Turns out that watching fish is a lot more fun than eating them.

  12. AlanaThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 11:59am PST

    Planet Earth.

  13. SharonThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 11:41pm PST

    Dear Zachary

  14. Lumen PhotoFriday, November 12th, 2010 — 1:44pm PST

    My favorite Doc of all time “Iraq in Fragments” – as personal as it gets.

  15. Carissa KasperSaturday, November 13th, 2010 — 7:41am PST

    Planet Earth doc is awesome! Really I love any BBC docs!!

  16. KevinSunday, November 14th, 2010 — 7:23pm PST

    I’d have to agree with Planet Earth. The visuals are stunning!

  17. DeeSunday, November 14th, 2010 — 8:15pm PST

    I really loved How to Draw a Bunny.

  18. JasmineSunday, November 14th, 2010 — 9:15pm PST

    Agreed. Planet Earth

  19. JenMonday, November 15th, 2010 — 2:38pm PST

    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

  20. CarolMonday, November 15th, 2010 — 5:16pm PST

    Planet Earth is a fantastic documentary.

  21. Michael KwanMonday, November 15th, 2010 — 5:27pm PST

    It’s almost laughable, but I really enjoyed Super Size Me.

  22. MarkTuesday, November 16th, 2010 — 11:52am PST

    Best Worst Movie was the best film I’ve seen in a while. It is the documentary about Troll 2.

  23. BetsyTuesday, November 16th, 2010 — 11:56am PST

    New York: A Documentary – has been on PBS – amazing!

  24. ChloeTuesday, November 16th, 2010 — 2:34pm PST

    My favourite documentary is Zeitgeist.

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