California Capital International Documentary Film Festival


Back Event Sep 30

Produced by The California Capital Arts Foundation and Supported in part by the Measure H Community Enhancement & Investment Fund from the City of Rancho Cordova, CA‍

Note from the Festival Director:

‍The 2022 California Capital Documentary Film Festival was our inaugural year, and we were very happy with the way things turned out. Some of the films had capacity audiences and many of the filmmaker discussions were lively, intelligent, and enjoyed by all. We would like to give a very special THANK YOU to all the sponsors as we could not have done this without your support, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in 2023. Thank you!

We have selected 59 films, 33 Shorts (a short is a film under 45 minutes) 26 long-form docs (anywhere from 55 mins to 1.40).

Of the above, we will screen films from 23 different countries around the world. The countries are Belgium, Poland, Greece (2), Austria, Nepal, Ukraine, Sweden, Brazil (2), Argentina, Italy, Indonesia, Turkey(2), India, France, Germany (2), Iran (2), Spain, Palestine, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Slovenia, and China (2).

A truly International Documentary Film Festival!

This year we are delighted that we are able to award four cash prizes awards across four categories.

Belka & Hagan Families Award for Best of Festival Documentary - $1,000

Comstock’s Award for Best Short Documentary – $250

KP International Market Award for Best Foreign Film – $500

California Capital Arts Foundation Award for most Interesting Documentary Subject – $250

This year will screen the documentaries across three screens.

City Council Chambers – Rancho Cordova City Hall – Main Screen
2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, 95670

The American River Room – Rancho Cordova City Hall – Screen Two
2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, 95670

Rancho Cordova Youth Center- Screen Three
10455 Investment Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

We will bring in full projection and sound systems and large screens to the locations which will give the festival the full cinematic experience.‍

Take advantage of the “Early Bird” and receive great discounts applicable until September 1st. We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 California Capital International Documentary Festival!

Get tickets here!