About Dox On The Fox:
Dox on the Fox is a film festival primarily focusing on short documentaries. We are looking for documentaries produced at any time and of any topic. If you have a film produced 1,5,20 years ago and want to screen it, please submit! The festival will take place in the beautiful city of Batavia, IL in March 2020. The goal of the festival is to showcase Midwest talent and bring real stories from the area and all over the world to your eyeballs and ears. We will also showcase Domestic and International Films.
The festival will also have networking opportunities for filmmakers. After parties will be held each day in addition to filmmaker meet and greets. Your submission will include 1 ticket to the festival with confirmed RSVP. Accepted films will receive two free passes along with other giveaways/discounts. Dox on the Fox is also a 2018 & 2019 Batavia Arts Council grant winner!

About Venue:
Dox on the Fox will be held at the Albright Theatre in Batavia, IL.

About Batavia:
Batavia was founded in 1833 and is the oldest city in Kane County. It is a western suburb of Chicago, IL accessible by train an highway, less than an hour from two airports. It is situated on the scenic Fox River. Batavia was an early producer of wagons that helped drive America’s expansion West. Additionally, Batavia was one of the largest producers of windmills in the 19th and early 20th century. Mary Todd Lincoln stayed at the Batavia Institute after the death of husband, Abraham Lincoln. Currently the city is home to a thriving art community, eclectic restaurant and bar scene, with bike trails and walking paths for the nature enthusiast. Fermilab, a national laboratory dedicated to particle physics, is also located in Batavia.

About Charles Klein, The Director

Charles Klein is the founder and director of “Dox on the Fox”. Charles is a Batavia resident and local filmmaker. He previously was co-director of the popular 10 year running Indie Incubator Film Fest. He has also worked on a variety of professional and independent productions. From Charles – “My mission in creating this festival is to gather stories with perspectives from all vantage points. Short documentaries can open our eyes to a variety of subjects, people, and places we may be unable to explore in our daily lives. I would also like the fest to encourage filmmaker interaction and community. Through this interaction with peers filmmakers can challenge each other, learn from each other, and create lasting partnerships”

Golden Foxes – Awarded to 3 exceptional overall films
Spotlight Award – an exceptional documentary focusing on a subject that is typically out of the public eye.
Excellence in Documentary Cinematography – Awarded to two films with visual excellence.

Dox on the Fox wants to showcase as many films as possible. Films should be less than 25 minutes. If a film is longer it may be submitted, but consideration will be given to those under 25 minutes. Films can be produced at any time. This fest has no completion date guidelines.

Filmmakers hold the rights for any copyrights and talent releases. Dox on the Fox is not responsible.

Films accepted will be used in promotional material leading up to the festival. This includes social media, website, and print.

International submissions must be subtitled in English.

Overall Rating
  • Joe Dorris

    I really appreciated how friendly and professional the entire team at Dox on the Fox was. The event was well-organized and in a beautiful location. A relatively new festival with a lot of upside.

    June 2019
  • Great communication and lovely people to work with!

    May 2018
  • Jens Ericson

    For a festival in its first year, Dox on the Fox was well run and very accommodating to its filmmakers in attendance. There was a great selection of short docs and good networking. I was honored to have my work named a "golden fox" award winner

    April 2018
  • A great start to a new documentary festival. We had a small but great & engaged crowd on opening night of the festival. I think it was particularly curated well as all the films that were paired with ours were very engaging. It was a really fun night. I'd like to screen next year. Thanks for having us! www.northbranchdoc.com

    April 2018
  • Matthew McCoy

    The people at Dox on the Fox are very supportive and great with communication. This is a great up and coming festival to be a part of.

    March 2018