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American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund

International Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs.

About

Festival proudly showcases premieres from acclaimed directors as well as screen undiscovered and unknown films by first-timers- our goal is to screen as many films as possible within the festival's time slot, giving more filmmakers the opportunity at exposure, and giving your film the leg up on sharing your work with the world. The festival shall award cash prizes to the filmmaker(s) whose films receive the audience and/or juried favorites. The festival works in conjunction with the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Awards

For the Film Fund, competing filmmakers can win up to $50,000

Rules

  • Festival accepts submissions from around the world and from filmmakers everywhere
  • Film Fund competition: Projects must originate from U S A
  • Film submissions must not have played at any other festivals within a 70 mile radius of Palm Springs, California
  • The film should not be more than 3 years old, though in certain circumstances, a retrospective may be screened and/or a "hidden gem" never seen before by public

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Teddy Grouya — Festival Director

Documents

Place

United States
Palm Springs

Official website

americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address:

1833 S. Araby Drive #2
Palm Springs, CA 92264
United States

Phone: 760-322-3689
Fax: 760-322-3689

Email: 
info@americandocfilmfest.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 26, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 16, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    October 13, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    December 15, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    January 12, 2019
  • Notifications
    February 02, 2019
  • Event dates
    29 March — 4 April 2019
Categories & Fees

A documentary short is a film of 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — $60

A documentary feature is any film with a length of 41 minutes or more.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $70

A work in progress made by a U.S. citizen. Hard package must include 5 minute video trailer, outline and budget.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $70

An animated work is any film with a length of typically 40 or less minutes, though in some cases we will accept a longer work.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — $60
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