The California Capital International Documentary Film Festival - is 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.

The California Capital International Documentary Film Festival is the only Documentary Film Festival in the Sacramento Region. Founded and presented on June 10/11/12 2022 the festival was an immediate success. We presented 60 films (both in long and short form) over three days and three screens. The festival was preceded by a splashy opening night gala attended by filmmakers, city dignitaries, and special guests held at the well-known JJ Pfister Distillery in Rancho Cordova.

Given this was the first year 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 our sponsors as we could not have done this without your support, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in 2023. The 2023 California Capital International Documentary Film Festival will take place on September 30 and October 1 with an opening night gala on Friday, September 29. This year’s festival will be a truly international Doc Fest. We will feature films from over 25 countries as well as the U.S. and Canada. Several filmmakers and special guests have already pledged to attend and as with last years, The City of Rancho Cordova has pledged its full support and endorsement. The 2023 festival will offer cash prizes for: “Best Feature Film - Documentary” $1,000“Best Short Film Award” $500“Youth Jury Program - Best Animated Film” $250 Films will be judged by an independent panel of judges to be announced soon
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 festival.

The "Comstock's" ( award for "Best Festival Film" went to - Hell or Clean Water. "Runner-up Best Film" went to - After Skid Row
The SMUD (  award "Clean Power City Champion Film Award" for "Best Environmental Film" went to - 8 Billion Angels

The California Capital Arts Foundation Award for "Best Short Film" went to - Ali and His Magic Sheep.
Congratulations to all the winners! Again, thank you for attending and supporting this film festival and we look forward to a bigger and better Documentary Film Festival in 2023. Please visit for information as we release it.

The Rancho Cordova Short Film Festival – will be produced by the California Capital Arts Foundation and will take place across three screening locations in Rancho Cordova, CA Spring 2024. Festival information and screening locations will be announced soon.

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