On June 25, 2013, the representative of DocUtah, Ms. Lani Puriri, visited the Bohai Campus of Dalian Ocean University. DocUtah is a Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George, USA. The 2013 festival will be its fourth year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSU Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then they’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries.
As an important part of the DOU Campus Culture Festival，the presenting of outstanding DocUtah documentaries are warmly welcomed by both the teachers and students from Dalian Ocean University. After the show, the audience started to talk about these documentaries, especially, the students from School of Arts and Media, they would like to make more documentaries to take part in the DocUtah Festival to communicate, and exchange their opinions with worldwide filmmakers. With help from all circles, the show is quit successful, and people are expecting for more culture activities like this.