China Is Still Far awarded at Munich DokFest  ***  'The One Man Village' awarded at HOT DOCS  ***  Slingshot Hip Hop won the Audience Award DOX BOX 09...  ***    

Under the Patronage of
the National Film Organization
Organized by Proaction Film

      Support          Collaboration

Proaction Film


Arab Fund for Arts & Culture

Prince Clause Foundation

Jan Vrijman Fund

Al-Akhbar Newspaper

Fardoss Tower Hotel

Goethe Institute in Damascus

Danish Institute in Damascus


Heinrich Boell Foundation - ME Office

Screen Peace

Spectra Company

British Council in Syriq

Good News Cinema Magazine

The Cultural Diary

Tartous Cine Club


Arab Cinema Directory

Culture of Resistance


Doc Point Helsinki Documentary Festival

European Documentary Network


Leipzig DOK





   About us

DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007 as the first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria.  DOX BOX runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March.  DOX BOX tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

Because DOX BOX is targeting the general youth public, all of film-screenings and public activities are completely free of charge.

The main mission of DOX BOX is to be a platform for both the Arab and the International filmmaking individuals and institutions to meet with the general public and see some of the world’s best creative documentaries and to get engaged in rich activities though a friendly and dynamic environment. 

DOX BOX is a non-for-profit activity that operates within Proaction Film, supported by local and International organizations, institutes and individuals. For more information about our collaboration and support please visit

DOX BOX 09 in Numbers
12,000 admissions
3 cities, 4 theaters
40 films from 28 countries
78 Accredited Guests from 20 countries
3 Open to public seminars
Over 3000 publications distributed
Over 200,000 website hits during festival
Over 178 press reviews in regional newspapers and online news portals

More than 5 hours of coverage on satellite televisions
More than 12 hours of radio coverage
More than 200 radio spots and 150 outdoor billboards and banners