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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 4

Thursday, April 4 Schedule, Palm Springs


9:30 am
Location: Camelot Theatres

​11:00 am
(PROGRAM 70)  I, Douglas Fairbanks, FRANCE, 53min. / Anjelica Huston: A Tribute To James Joyce, Shout In The Street, IRELAND, 59min.

Location: Camelot Theatres

Details: Two heroes, one on the big screen, the other on the page.

11:30 am
(PROGRAM 71) Frank Capra Story, USA, 29min. / All That Heaven Allows- A Tribute To Rock Hudson, USA, 46min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Hollywood Icons, Rock Hudson and Frank Capra, featured in this BACK BY DEMAND selection

12:00 pm

(PROGRAM 72) It's Going To Be Beatutiful, USA, MEXICO, 9min. / My Father's Son, ISRAEL, 32min. / A Place We Can Be Treated Fairly, USA, 7min. / Homeless Street Artists, USA, 33min.

Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: A selection of DocsMX short award winners and some sensitive looks at homelessness.

​1:30 pm
(PROGRAM 73) Uniontown, USA, 16min. / Sarabande, KOSOVO, 36min. / Momsy, CROATIA, 51min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  A selection of festival winners from our partners in Europe, DokuFest, and a touch of Americana.

2:00 pm
(PROGRAM 74) Untravel, SLOVENIA, SERBIA, 10min. / Long Way, POLAND, 57min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  Two very different road trips but both with the intent of finding something more profound in life.

2:30 pm

(PROGRAM 75)  Kifaru, USA, 81min.

Location: Camelot Theatres

Details: A most sensitive and warm look at rangers wanting to save endangered Rhinos.

4:00 pm

(PROGRAM 76) Days of Madness, SLOVENIA/CROATIA, 74min.

Camelot Theatres

Details:  Another winner from the Balkans courtesy of our friends at DokuFest.

4:30 pm

(PROGRAM 77) The Weight Of Success, USA, 40min. / Celebrity Entrepreneur, USA, 52min.Location:Camelot Theatres

Details: Do you wanna be on t.v. or write the great American novel?  If so, you have to see what it takes to be successful.

5:00 pm


Camelot Theatres


7:00 pm

(PROGRAM 79) (CLOSING NIGHT FILM) RBG, USA, 98min.  (2018 Oscar Nominee)

Camelot Theatres

Details: 2018 Oscar nominee, festival favorite, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.


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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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