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DOXA Documentary Film Festival going virtual again, features drive-in event

This year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival will feature a three-day drive-in event at the PNE! Courtesy DOXA

This year's DOXA Documentary Film Festival will be available Canada-wide to stream online

The festival will feature a special three-day drive-in event at the PNE Amphitheatre

VANCOUVER (CityNews) — This year, for its 20th season, you’ll be able to enjoy the DOXA Documentary Film Festival from the comfort of your own home for the second year in a row — or even in your car for the first time ever!

This year, from May 6 through 16, the DOXA festival will be viewable in living rooms across the country.

According to a press release, 49 features, dozens of shorts, and a handful of live Q&As and industry events will all be accessible to viewers Canada-wide via DOXA’s website. Films will be available to stream for the duration of the online festival, and virtual tickets are limited.

“This year they are presenting more than 80 films online covering everything from the current gig economy, feminist punk, LGBTQ+, farming and harvesting and more,” spokesperson Marnie Wilson says.

Wilson also adds this year’s event is the most exciting one yet, as a special three-day drive-in portion of the festival will be on from May 13 to 15 at the PNE Amphitheatre — but you have to move fast and lock down your spot, as availability is limited.

If you’ve been catching far too many flicks from your futon, totally bored of microwave popcorn, and generally missing the big-screen movie theatre experience, you and all the members of your bubble won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a few of this year’s standout films from the Festival being shown at the drive-in event.

Seven film screenings will be available. Tickets are available now, and the price is $50 per car, per film, with a limit of six passengers to a car — meaning it’s a fairly affordable night out for your family or household.

CityNews Vancouver’s tip: pack your car up with comfy pillows and blankets, bring your favourite pop, chips, candy, and of course, don’t forget the popcorn! Extra butter please!

DOXA Documentary Film Festival:
Runs from: May 6 to 16
Drive-in: May 13 to 15
Online Festival Tickets: doxafestival.ca
Drive-in Tickets: ticketleader.ca