With GlobeDocs, The Boston Globe furthers its reach as an organization dedicated to shedding light on the truth by presenting the work of filmmakers near and far who are also focused on telling important stories, large and small.

The GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation with Boston Globe journalists to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue.

The third annual festival will take place from October 11 to October 15, 2017 in conjunction with HubWeek.



The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award

The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award, established in 2014, supports visionary filmmakers with an annual grant while furthering Boston’s role as an epicenter of documentary film. Contributions to the fund have been donated by patrons of GlobeDocs throughout the year. Thank you to our many supporters. Past Filmmaker Fund Award recipients: 2016: Sue Williams, Director, DEATH BY DESIGN 2015: Laura Poitras, Director, CITIZENFOUR, co-creator of Field of Vision

Audience Award

The GlobeDocs Film Festival will offer an Audience Award. Film goers will have an opportunity to vote at each screening they attend. Past Audience Award winners: 2016: THEO WHO LIVED, directed by David Schisgall 2015: THE STATE OF MARRIAGE, directed by Jeff Kaufman

Board of Advisors

John Cooper

Director, Sundance Film Festival

Ted Dintersmith

Executive Producer, various documentaries

Lyda Kuth

Executive Director, LEF Foundation

Ken Burns


David Fialkow

Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners


Cross Insurance


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