Belleville Downtown DocFest is a community oriented documentary film festival featuring outstanding films that celebrate life and human dignity around the world and in our local community.

The mandate of the Downtown DocFest is to present an annual three-day documentary film festival in Downtown Belleville that provides local and global cinematic experiences through the medium of documentary film that promotes discussion and community involvement on important social issues; films that have the power to educate and lead to civic engagement and social change; films that would not otherwise be readily available in a small community such as Belleville.

Past Festival films inc:

Keep on Keepin' on, Twenty Feet from Stardom, Searching for Sugarman, Red Army, Fly Colt Fly: Legend of the Barefoot Bandit, Occupy Love, Citizenfour, To Be Takei and many more!

- Submissions are not returned
- The Belleville Downtown DocFest will not accept any film submissions requiring fees/customs
- All non-English language films must have English subtitles
- All decisions made by the DocFest committee are final
- We reserve the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by DocFest to be inappropriate
- Notification will be issued by your FilmFreeway e-mail in January, 2015