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  • Dixie State University Opens Dixie Forum Season with DOCUTAH Preview Tuesday
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    Published - 08/23/13 - 09:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Dixie State University's weekly noontime "Dixie Forum: A Window on the World" series makes its 2013-14 debut with a preview of the Fourth-Annual DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival. The Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 27, at 12 noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSC students, and faculty and staff.

    The fourth-annual festival will take place this Sept. 3-7, at DSU and at various theater locations throughout Washington and Kane Counties. DOCUTAH Executive Director and DSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement Christina Schultz, and Festival Artistic Director and DSU assistant professor Phil Tuckett will preview the festival. In addition, DSU faculty member Dr. Kristin Hunt will provide information on several festival seminars which will be available to the public to attend.

    The weekly Dixie Forum series will continue its 2013 Fall Semester slate on Tuesday, Sept. 3, featuring a presentation by DSU associate professor Dr. Robert G. Snow entitled “Outdoor Adventure in Southern Utah.”

    For further information on DSU's Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or at burns@dixie.edu.

    About DOCUTAH: Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival originated at DSU in 2010. It is the brainchild of Phil Tuckett who was VP of NFL films for 38 years and received 30 Emmy awards during that time. DOCUTAH has been praised as one of the nation’s best “Small-Town Documentary Film Festivals for 2012” by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Films are screened at indoor and outdoor venues among the red rocks of Southern Utah and Southern Nevada. By blending the attractions of breathtaking Southern Utah with a love of documentaries, the 2013-year encouraged 350 submissions; engaging professional and student film makers from 39 different countries. Attendees come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. Being presented by DSU allows DOCUTAH the opportunity to offer an academic component. The festival welcomes student submissions and provides master class seminars and filmmaker panels whereby students and amateur documentarians can learn the art of filmmaking. Academic credit is offered to students looking for additional credit hours. It is the mission of DOCUTAH to inspire a global connection through documentary films and intellectual discussion. DOCUTAH, envision the world through documentary film.

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