The American Documentary Film Festival taking place March 27 to 31, 2014 in Coachella Valley, California, announced an impressive number of award-winning filmmakers planning on attending this year’s festival, 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. MatuszyŸski (Poland).
The festival will screen over 100 films over its five day run at three Coachella Valley venues including 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. 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.