Become a Sponsor of DOCUTAH and enjoy year round benefits while cultivating the growth of the Southern Utah International Documentary film festival. Showcase your brand to a thriving and diverse community of film lovers, filmmakers, and film professionals.

Leveled sponsorships are available as are community partnerships. Sponsorships can also be geared to a specific venue, screening, festival event or educational programs. Sponsors receive benefit packages based on their level of support. Packages may include: logo branding, advertising, on-site promotion, website visibility, networking opportunities, and much more. Customized packages that meet individual goals are available at your request. Click to learn more: 2014 Sponsor Packet

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lani Puriri, lani@dixie.edu.


DOCUTAH is currently in the process of setting up your opportunity to donate online. While we work on that we encourage you to mail your donation to –

Dixie State University
DOCUTAH – Lani Puriri
225 S 700 E NAdmin #128
St. George, UT 84770

We are also able to take your credit card donation by phone. Please call 435.652.7536

DOCUTAH is presented by Dixie State University. Your support is a tax-deductible donation.

DOCUTAH is grateful for sponsors that make the event possible. We invite you to explore these organizations or patronize the businesses.

Headline Sponsors


Executive Sponsors

gvs eurekazionsbank

Producer Sponsors

independant spectrumkayenta equality kane pctv baja canyon

Director Sponsors

Cherry Creek Radioredcliffs kanab ufc zion-lodge wells

Cinematographer Sponsors

homewood hilton wingate lexington laquinta findlay

Editor Sponsors

Alpha GraphicsSlug Magazineslcff

Community Partners


TCS Advertising

Copiers Plus

Morris Murdock Travel

St. George Chamber

Washington County Library Systems

Tuacahn Broadway in the Desert

Utah Shakespeare Festival

SU Commercial LLC

Rim Rock Motel

Snow Jensen Reese

Hughes Thompson Randall & Mell

About Face Salon and Day Spa

Town and Country Bank

Slick Willeys

Convention Center Hospitality Inn

Hurst Stores

Durham Jones and Penegar

America’s Best

Washington County Historical

Carls Jr

Select Health

Dunn Law Firm

Mountain American Credit Union

Dats Trucking

Hafen Buckner

Robert DeVry

Gun Barrel Steak & Game

Fiesta Fun


Best Western

Red Cliffs Rehab

Star Nursery

Salisbury Homes


We are looking for volunteers of all ages to fulfill a wide range of needs for the 2013 DOCUTAH festival. Volunteer opportunities include –

Theater Venues Team:

DOCUTAH is pleased to be screening films at 8 different venues this year including our hub the Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center on the campus of Dixie State University. Volunteers will have the choice of venue(s) and time slots. Volunteers set the tone for the viewing experience for each film. Specific assignments include greeting and assisting film patrons, taking tickets, ushering, and distributing and collecting ballots.

Hospitality Team:

Volunteers staffing the Eccles Hub, the center of festival activity, will assist patrons, filmmakers, VIP guests and press with festival information. Specific duties include staffing the information tables, and assisting where needed.

Production Team:

These volunteers will assist with set up, maintenance and tear down of various festival venues. They will install and remove DOCUTAH signage including banners. It is helpful if the production team volunteers have access to a truck to move tables, chairs, etc. and can lift 40 plus pounds.

Still have questions? Please contact Elise at volunteers@docutah.com for more information.

Executive Director

Christina is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Dixie State College of Utah (DSC).  In addition to managing her multifaceted division at the college, Christina exercises her passion for providing our community with performing arts presentations of the highest quality and of varied content and tradition.

Christina started her career in the film industry at the age of 19 when she formed her own film production company. Upon graduation with two degrees from the University of Southern California she worked in Hollywood before realizing that her true calling was in higher education helping others, especially young people, achieve their dreams.

Christina has also served as Executive Producer of TV and film productions including a DSC/CEBA documentary entitled, “Return to Little Hollywood” which features the movie-making heritage of Kanab and Kane County and is being used as a tool to revive film and TV production in Southern Utah.

Operations Manager

Lani is a member of the DSC Cultural Arts Team and is focused on Community Outreach with an emphasis on PR/Marketing for The Business of Art. She currently serves as the Operations Manager for DOCUTAH – The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival, presented by Dixie State College.

For the past ten years Lani has worked in the Southern Utah broadcast media industry as a Public Relations Marketing Manager. Lani believes that there is strength in connecting to the community she calls home. She is a member of the Red Rock Rotary Club, a graduate of Leadership Dixie 2010, a past Board Member for the Washington County School District Foundation and the Washington County Fair.  She also served as the Committee Chairperson for the Huntsman World Senior Games International Festival.

Growing up in a household where progressive learning was encouraged gave Lani the opportunity to explore beyond her boundaries.  A love for all culture was instilled from a very young age and passion for a global connection was the result.  Lani is galvanized by the opportunity to be directly connected to the world through DOCUTAH and its international films.

Artistic Director

Phil is an associate professor at Dixie State College and the director of the Dick Nourse Center for Media Innovation. He is also the director of the digital film track in the communication department.

Prior to coming back to his alma mater to teach, Phil was vice president of special projects at NFL Films for 21 years. He was also a producer, director, and writer for NFL Films (1969 to 1986) and a journalist and professional athlete (1967 to 1969). Phil is the recipient of 30 Emmy Awards for shows like “Football America,” “The 100 Yard Universe,” “Autumn Ritual,” and “Lost Treasures of NFL Films.” He has also produced non-sports related programming like “Blood from a Stone” for the History Channel, “Faces of Evil” for TNT, and music videos for a wide variety of artists including B.B. King, Santana, Def Leppard, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Phil and his wife Judy also have their own production company, Bristlecone Films.