Press Releases

April 11th, 2016
announcing the launching of
International Documentary Film Festival in Menifee, California / December 7-11, 2016
The documentary film festival will include films from key markets around the world, as well as international distributors and international judges, accompanying Hollywood stars.
The new festival is also about education! Therefore, DOCUFILMFESTIVAL is collaborating primarily with the Mt. San Jacinto College and the Santa Rosa Academy, based in Menifee, California.
Festival grounds will be in the campuses of these exceptional educational institutions where screenings of the documentaries, master classes, digi-expo, workshops, red carpet, award ceremony, mayor’s cocktail reception, millennial night out celebrations, icons reception and dinner and other events will take place.
The Festival includes Internship Program that comes with college credits and other benefits to local students.
The Festival will feature leading documentaries from the US and overseas, but it will also encourage submissions from new film makers, students and anybody who has a story to tell, and dares to dream ..
The festival accepts three types of documentaries for submission and deadline is September 20, 2016:  ** SHORTS
** Documentaries up to 35 minutes
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 11:30 AM
Santa Rosa Academy 27587 La Piedra Road Menifee, CA 92584
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Daphne Barak 
Festival Chair Woman
Bill Gunasti – President /  Scott Mann – Mayor of Menifee
Board Members
Roger W. Schultz,  President of Mt. San Jacinto College
Laura Badillo, Executive Director of  Santa Rosa Academy
Young Hollywood Board Members / DocuFilmFestival Special Ambassadors
a group of talented and accomplished artists who share one thing:
the commitment to empower and inspire the youth
Alyson Stoner, Actress
Cody Saintgnue, Actor
Erin Sanders, Actress
James Cullen Bressack, Director
Mateus Ward, Actor
Karlee Roberts, Director
Marlee Roberts, Actress   
Dru Davis, Producer
** Refreshments will be served after the Press Conference.
Please RSVP  to email:
For questions, please call Linda Green at: 646-334-3886