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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 Monday April 1

9:30 am         

Location: Camelot Theatres

11:00 am
(PROGRAM 32) Love Birds, USA, 8min. / I Am No Bird, USA, 23min. / Whisper Rapture, USA, 36min. / Under Her Wings, USA, 34min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Nature, Music and Love calling.

​11:30 am        
(PROGRAM 33) Where Are The Stars, USA, 4min. / The Beeman, AUSTRALIA, 8min. / Zebrafish: Practically People, Transforming The Study Of Disease, USA, 8min. / Unaccountable, USA, 10min. / iRony, AUSTRALIA, 12min. / Madame Mars: Women And The Quest For Worlds Beyond, USA, 32min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: The stars and the sciences have never been more fun.

12:00 pm

(PROGRAM 34) Anyone Can Create An Emoji, USA, 7min. / My Paintbrush Bites, USA, 16min. / For Your Consideration, USA, 20min. / Secret Histories Of Rare Treasures, USA, 51min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: An "artistic" look at the arts.

1:30 pm
(Program 35) Maori Metal, NEW ZEALAND, 18min. / Skindigenous, CANADA, 22min. / Spirit Song, USA, 26min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  Native People's rock and Native People's fight for identity.

​2:00 pm
(PROGRAM 36) Father K, USA, 34min. / While I Breathe, I Hope, USA, 75min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Inspiring, inclusive political fighters of a different ilk.  (Q&A moderated by Geoff Kors)

2:30 pm
(PROGRAM 37) The Game Of Life, INDIA, 3min. / The Girl And The Serpent, CHINA, USA, 6min. / Dani, USA, 9min. / Girl In The Hallway, CANADA, 10min. / Woolworld, POLAND, 10min. / Grands Canons, FRANCE, 11min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Animated masterpieces from around the world.

​4:00 pm
(PROGRAM 38) Gloria's Call, USA, 17min. / Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist, UK, 60min. 
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details:  Leonora Carrington deserves more notoriety for her talents.

​4:30 pm

(PROGRAM 39) Facing The Dragon, AFGHANISTAN, 82min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Another in the series of strong women facing seemingly insurmountable odds.

Extremely moving film: in the middle of taliban attacks, threats on their lives we follow two women and their families, a journalist and a member of parliament.  Stay and face the danger and serve or leave the country, they choose opposite paths. 

​5:00 pm
Matsutake Hunters, CANADA, 19min. / Structures - A Ski Track In The Cultural Landscape, AUSTRIA, 12min. / 1500 Miles In 23 Days, CHINA, 30min.


Location: Camelot Theatres

Details: Adventure in spades, from rare mushroom hunting  to cycling along the great wall of China.

6:30 pm
(PROGRAM 41) Capturing The Flag, USA, 76min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: The fight for the right to vote continues in some parts of the world's greatest democracy.

7:00 pm

(PROGRAM 42) Olympia, USA, 99min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: Olympia Dukakis won an Oscar, now she will win your heart.


7:30 pm
(PROGRAM 43) Eva, USA, 88min.
Location: Camelot Theatres
Details: The penultimate survivor who now inspires millions.

9:00 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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