Oliver Stone Leads the List of Award-Winning Filmmakers Attending the American Documentary Film Festival This Year.
Several Oscar-Winning Directors slated to attend festival; showcase American and International films.
The 2014 American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund opens on March 27th and runs through March 31st.
The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, described by MoneyMaker Magazine as “One of the World’s Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” will host an impressive number of award-winning filmmakers this year, including several Oscar-winning Directors. Oliver Stone, 3 time Oscar-winner and 2012 AmDocs career achievement award recipient, leads an impressive array of filmmakers planning to attend, including John Avildsen (Best Director Oscar: Rocky), Oscar-winner Roger Ross Williams, 2 time Oscar winner, Canadian filmmaker, Malcolm Clarke, as well as Canadian filmmaker Chris Landreth (Oscar winner for animation). Other award-winning international filmmakers include Robert Kirchhoff (Slovakia), Iben Haahr Andersen (Denmark), Alex Breuer (Austria), Laurent Haase (France), and Jan P. Matuszyƒski (Poland).
This year, the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund will screen over 100 films over its five day run at three Coachella Valley venues. “We’re utilizing six screens this year,” said Festival Director and Founder, Ted Grouya. “It will be our largest festival ever.” 2014 venues include the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, The Helene Galen Theatre in Rancho Mirage, and the The Indian Wells Theater and Oliphant Auditorium, which is located on the Palm Desert campus of California State University, San Bernardino in the city of Palm Desert. The Opening Night Gala, which will be held at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, will be co-hosted by television news personalities Natalie Brunell and Patrick Evans, of KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2. Previously-announced opening night films include the west coast premiere of documentary feature I Live To Sing, directed by New York Emmy®-winner Julie Cohen, and the Academy Award®-shortlisted animated short Gloria Victoria, directed by Theodore Ushev.
The American Documentary Film Festival is presented in conjunction with The Palm Springs Cultural Center. For more information, visit http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/
Passes and tickets to the Opening Night Gala are now on sale. To purchase tickets online,