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2016 Festival Submissions open on February 15, 2016.

Join us September 22 - 25
for Cinema Diverse 2016.

2016 Festival Submissions open on February 15, 2016. We accept submissions through the following online platforms:

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American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) celebrates its fifth year in 2016 with an exciting line up of over 140 films from more than 35 countries during its six day run. “This is our largest line-up ever,” said Ted Grouya, AmDocs’ Founder and Festival Director. “Documentary filmmaking continues to grow, and expand as an art form all over the world, and our Festival reflects this growth in the genre, as well as the growing popularity of documentaries overall.”

This year, AmDocs begins on March 30th with an entire day of preview screenings, followed by the 2016 Film Fund competition the morning of Thursday, March 31st, and the 2016 Opening Night Gala and Film Screening that same evening. The festival continues through Monday, April 4th.

Screenings for AmDocs 2016 will take place at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs and at the Indian Wells Theater and Oliphant Auditorium on the Palm Desert campus of California State University, San Bernardino in Palm Desert. Documentary filmmakers from all over the world are expected to attend the festival, and the annual American Documentary Film Fund Competition; an adjunct event that allows documentary filmmakers to compete for upwards of $50,000 in financing on either new or in-progress projects.

Named "One of the World's Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals," by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013, AmDocs continues to set records and gain accolades, even as it fulfills its vision of “seeing the bigger picture one film at a time” by engaging the audience with increased…


Posted by Michael Carroll Green on January 25, 2016 at 11:42am

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