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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! 
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The AMDOCS Program April 3

Wednesday, April 3 Schedule, Palm Springs


9:30 am
Location: Camelot Theatres

​11:00 am
(PROGRAM 58) Tasting Wild Alaska, USA, 8min. / King Of Beasts, USA, ISRAEL, 106min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  Two different look at respecting nature and its creatures


11:30 am
(PROGRAM 59) B.A.M., USA, 3min. / Futbol Fever, USA, 4min. / Second To None, USA, 24min. / Lefty, NORWAY, 56min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  The arts and sports play a role in forming the tenets of respect and camraderie as well as personal growth for individuals

12:00 pm

(PROGRAM 60) In The Dark Room, SPAIN, 10min. / The American War, USA, 52min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  A look back at history from two different but equally creative perspectives.

​1:30 pm
(PROGRAM 61) Distant Constellation, USA/Turkey/Netherlands, 84min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: A winner from our DokuFest festival partners in Europe.

2:00 pm
(PROGRAM 62) The Last Reel, USA, 22min / Occupied Cinema, SERBIA, 87min.
Location: Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Details:  The Last Picture Show is a phenomenon seen around the world and people are fighting back.

2:30 pm
(PROGRAM 63) Inner, MEXICO, 15min. / The Still Life Of Harley Prosper, MEXICO, CANADA, 65min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Some winners from our DocsMX festival partners in Latin America.

4:00 pm

(PROGRAM 64) Rhapsody In Black, USA, 11min. / Noble Sissle's Syncopated Ragtime, USA, 23min. / Chamber Music Wonderland, AUSTRIA, 50min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Music, music, music, everyone loves music.  See some films about the importance of music and racial identity.

4:30 pm

Location: Camelot Theatres

5:00 pm

(PROGRAM 65A) Away From Meaning, MEXICO, 88min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  Another winner from our friends at DocsMX.

6:30 pm

(PROGRAM 66) Anyone Can Create An Emoji, USA, 7min. / Going Forward, USA, 16min. / My Paintbrush Bites, USA, 16min. / Lost In Carranza, FRANCE, 23min. / Beneath The Ink, USA, 12min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  An audience favorite selection of #AmDocs2019 Shorts.

7:00 pm

(PROGRAM 67) Ed Asner On Stage and Off, USA, 87min. (Ed Asner to appear)
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  One of entertainment's giants has a story to tell and he will be here to tell it with his new film and in person.

7:30 pm

(PROGRAM 68) The Battle Of The Volcano, MEXICO, EL SALVADOR, 102min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  DocsMX is the most important docs only festival in Latin America and this is one of their favorites.

8:30 pm

Location: Camelot Theatres


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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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