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American Documentary Film Festival


Named one of the world's Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee by Movie Maker magazine in April 2013, and named one of the world's 5 coolest documen9tary film festivals by MovieMaker in November 2013, the American Documentary Film Festival's 5th annual event will take place March 29-April 4, 2019. 

The Festival is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Ideally located 2 hours east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience and a proven track record of supporting independent films. Already the largest documentary festival on the West Coast of the United States, we feature documentary features, doc shorts, and animated shorts from filmmakers around the world. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker. Submit on one of our submission platforms.  See you at the movies! 
, @AmDocFilmFest


The AmDocs program Sunday march 31

Sunday, March 31, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road ​ 11:00 am (PROGRAM 18)  Written In Stone, South Korea, 18min. / Sheep Seasons, USA, 17min. / Cricket Liu, CHINA, 18min. / The Family In Sinkhole, CHINA, 70min.  Location: Camelot Theatres Details: Stunningly ethnographic looks on cultures sometimes unknown. ​ 11:30 am (PROGRAM 19)   Better Man, USA, 14min. / The Mayor, USA, 22min. / 25 Steps, US...

VIDEO: Clint Arthur Filmmaker Interview during his party at Howard Hughes former mansion in Palm Springs

Clint directed andproduced Celebrity Entrepreneur USA  / Dick Thornton / 52 min. WORLD PREMIERE Sun., March 31, 6:30 pm, Camelot Theatres  PROGRAM 27 & Thursday, April 4, 4:30 pm, Camelot Theatres, Program 77   Go behind the scenes as Clint Arthur transf...

Farmers Market by the Amdocs' hotspot and Camelot Theatres

Check the snow on top of th emountain behind, which has not melted yet, seldom in this season! ...

Interview with Tom White (IDA) one of Amdocs expert panelist and moderator

Tom White is the editor of Documentary magazine, the print and online publication of the IDA, and a contributor to several other publications.  The IDA offers a wide range of opportunities for documentarians of all experience levels to grow professionally by enhancing their knowledge of the craft and business of nonfiction filmmaking. In this interview with Bruno Chatelin, shot in Palm Springs, between two panel sessions at AmDocs, Tom White accepted to share ...

The AmDocs program Saturday march 30

Saturday, March 30, Palm Springs, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs Cultural Center (CAMELOT THEATRES) ​ 11:00 am  (PROGRAM 5) Children Of The Soil, INDIA, 4min. / Hearts Of Glass, USA, 68min. Location: Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theatres) Details: Super inspiring alternatives to sustainable farming. ​ 11:30 am  (PROGRAM 6) Is the Dinosaur-Apocalypse Story Wrong?, USA, 3min. / Gods From Space, USA, 5min. / Child Of The Earth, SWITZERLAND, 12m...

Guests and filmmakers at Amdocs 2019...See you all in Palm Springs

The Faces of #AmDocs2019. Filmmakers and special guests. And in certain instances, the subjects of some of the 200+ amazing #documentary #films in this year's lineup. The 8th Annual American Documentary Film Festival is set to begin this Friday in #PalmSprings is happy to cover. ​ Geoff Callan is an award winning director, producer, and accomplished actor with over 25 years of experience in film, television, advertising, and New Media. ​ ​ ​As Senior Ma...

American Documentary Film Fund

In addition to our annual 7-day film festival, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.  An amount up to $50,000 may be awarded or distributed in any given year.  (View our past Film Fund winners.) ​ A panel of film industry professionals will review a select group of documentary filmmaker projects for...

AMDOCS 2019 Line Up T to Z

American Documentary Film Festival Official Selections (T thru Z)   TICKETS Are Available For All Shows By Looking On This List, Mark Your Pick(s) And Then Find And Purchase Here Or At Theatre.         ...

AMDOCS 2019 Line Up M to S

2019 American Documentary Film Festival Official Selections (M thru S)     TICKETS Are Available For All Shows By Looking On This List, Mark Your Pick(s) And Then Find And Purchase Here Or At Theatre.     ...

AMDOCS 2019 Line Up A to L

1500 Miles In 23 Days CHINA / Veronica Wangshen  / 30min. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Mon., April 1, 5:00 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 40 ​ Struggling with the professional stagnation,...

Mingle at Amdocs with some of the industry veterans attending and speaking

AmDocs takes pride in creating an environment of collegiality for all, where filmmakers and industry guests see films together and socialize together.  Except where there are issues of judging ethics, we hope that all have access to each other, where dynamic creativity and vision are actualized.  Please see our guests for 2019. ​                                      Bruno Chatelin co...

March 30 and 31 Industry panels at AMDOCS 2019

In the heart of downtown Palm Springs, our banners are up, welcoming geusts and filmmakers, movie lovers, visitors & friends to #AmDocs2019. Don't miss 7 days of documentary film fun in sunny #PalmSprings. The 8th annual fest is March 29 thru April 4. Tickets:  2019 Filmmaker Panels and Industry Guests   Our complete list of Official Selections for the Eighth Annual American Documentary Film Festival is now finalized. We hav...

March 29 The Opening Events at Amdocs with Native People's Selection

Schedule for Friday, March 29 Friday, March 29, Palm Springs, 2300 E. Baristo Road, CAMELOT THEATRES    9:30 am American Documentary Film Fund Pitch Competition (Presented by Synimatica) FREE                Location: Camelot Theatres Details: See some of today's hottest filmmakers compete for funds as they share a trailer teaser and then field questions.  ​ 11:00 am&n...

Official Hotels of AmDocs 2019 – the V Palm Springs and The Vagabond Inn.

The V Palm Springs is a beautiful property nestled at the foot of the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains, the V captures the original Palm Springs vibe with its glamorous mid-century modern design mixed with the natural elements of the desert.  The 140 room hotel features two sparkling pools which includes a new salt-water pool, and two large spa-Jacuzzis.  The spacious rooms are all fitted with luxurious beds, flat-screen televisions, sizable bathrooms with ex... happy to cover AmDocs 2019 for our audience

Guy Kennedy and Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals Co-Founders will be attending the festival and offering coverage. Good luck to all filmakers see you onstage for the awards  :-) PS we created a fun ad for this event: check it out! ...

About American Documentary Film Festival

Grouya Teddy
(American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund)

An award winning filmmaker who directs the American Documentary Film Festival, one of the largest docs only festivals in the United States.



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