“In it Together” – A Virtual Brunch with DOC BC & Friends | This Saturday’s topic: DOC BC @ DOXA

Please join us for a special DOCBC x DOXA brunch, co-moderated by board members Jason Blackman and Jessica Hallenbeck.

In the first half of the brunch we will chat with four feature filmmakers: Tamara Dawit (Finding Sally), Lulu Wei (There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace),  Greg Crompton (Eddy’s Kingdom) and Tony Massil (The End From Here). In the second half we will spotlight our DOC BC filmmakers with shorts in the festival:

Baljit Sangra (Director) Jessica Hallenbeck (Producer, Lantern Films)
Have You Forgotten Me?
Alejandro Yoshizawa
Marina Dodis
The Return 
Banchi Hanuse (Director), Jessica Hallenbeck (Producer, Lantern Films)
Nuxalk Radio
Jospehine Anderson (Director), Joella Cabalu (Producer)
On Falling
Carmen Pollard
Red Robinson and Madame Dishrags

…and then have a cheers to all filmmakers with films in DOXA. Folks are welcome to stay and “hang out” virtually after 12:30 to informally connect.


Saturday, June 13th 11am – 12.30pm PST

Zoom. Click the link to register.
100 participants maximum.


11am – Moderated conversation with our panelists
11:45am –  A spotlight on our DOC BC filmmakers at DOXA
12:15pm – We open the floor to all participants to celebrate together
12:30pm – Our formal event ends. Participants are welcome to mingle virtually after the event ends.


Our Panelists

Tamara Dawit – Finding Sally

Tamara Dawit is a producer/director based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has produced television content for CBC, Bravo, MTV, Radio Canada, Discovery, NHK, among other networks. She has also overseen the production of digital projects and impact campaigns for Plan International, MTV Canada, Girl Effect, and other clients. Tamara has participated in labs at Cannes, TIFF, IDFA, Hot Docs, and Sheffield. She is an alumnus of both the Berlin and Durban Talents programs and a member of Film Fatales and the Brown Girls Documentary Mafia. In 2019 she took part in the Cannes Doc Corner Rough Cut program, the Miradas Doc Lab Afrolatam pitch, the Doha Film Institute Producers Lab, Produce Au Sud, and the Apost Lab. In 2020 her new film Finding Sally was released. As well this year Tamara is taking part in Good Pitch Kenya, Torino’s Extended Lab, and the EAVE Producers Lab.

Lulu Wei – There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace 

Lulu is a Toronto based director and cinematographer whose work explores issues around urbanization, cultural identity and queerness. She has been working on There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace, her first feature film, for the past four years. In that time, Lulu and the film have been a part of the RIDM Talent Lab, the Reelworld E20 program, Hot Docs Doc Accelerator and the DOC Breakthrough program.

Greg Crompton – Eddy’s Kingdom 

Greg got his start creating mini-documentaries in Europe and Africa. He then went on to produce a series of TV shows called VJIAM.tvGo For Gold, and Project Green Generation. His forays into directing have won awards for Guns to Mics (feature documentary) and Listening to a Sense of Place (short documentary). His most recent gig was directing the documentary show BC Was Awesome season 3, released in fall 2019. Eddy’s Kingdom is Greg’s first feature documentary as a solo director.

Tony Massil – The End From Here 

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Tony is a documentary filmmaker and editor whose work has screened at festivals such as TIFF, SXSW, True/False, VIFF and Hot Docs. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University Film Program, he was also a participant in Talent Labs at TIFF and RIDM. His work focuses on themes of family, history, and how people’s interior lives are reflected in the landscapes they inhabit.

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