DOCUTAH announces 2015 Raven Award winners

DOCUTAH Raven Awards ceremony at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Sept. 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of DOCUTAH, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival announced the winners of the 2015 Raven Awards Saturday at an awards gala at Dixie State University in St. George.

DOCUTAH Raven Awards ceremony at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Sept. 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of DOCUTAH, St. George News
DOCUTAH Raven Awards ceremony at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Sept. 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of DOCUTAH, St. George News

The sixth season of the festival attracted record attendance and featured several films that will be opening commercially, according to a press release from DOCUTAH.

“In this, the sixth year of DOCUTAH, there is no doubt the Festival has come of age and continues to attract some of the most talented independent documentary filmmakers from all over the world,” said Phil Tuckett, executive director of DOCUTAH, as quoted in the press release. “With subjects as broad as revolution in the Middle East and as intimate as the story of a young man who spent years documenting his journey of gender identity, the Festival encompasses something for everyone and covers a range of emotions to captivate audiences.”

Raven Awards

Feature Films

Shorts

  • Best picture
  • Best direction
    • “Coaching Colburn”
  • Best editing
    • “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot”
  • Best cinematography
    • “Riding My Way Back”
  • Best music
    • “Pie Lady of Pie Town”

Student films

“DOCUTAH has become an integral part of the performing arts at Dixie State University,” said Jeffery Jarvis, executive producer for DOCUTAH and dean of the School of Visual & Performing Arts. “It is the perfect fit for the performing and cultural arts program at the University, which brings quality entertainment and education to the surrounding community and to the thousands of visitors from all over the United States and the world who come to enjoy the natural beauty of Southern Utah and discover the gem of DOCUTAH.”

About DOCUTAH

DOCUTAH’s mission is to inspire a global connection through independent documentary films and intellectual discussions. DOCUTAH strives to enhance the education of independent filmmakers, aspiring film students, citizens of the world and the community. DOCUTAH is one of the few university-sponsored film festivals in the United States. It is an international, pure documentary film festival.

As part of Dixie State University’s academic component, DOCUTAH also offers master class seminars and filmmaker panels where student, amateur and professional filmmakers can discuss and advance their skills in the art of filmmaking. For more information, visit the DOCUTAH website.

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