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Oliver Stone Leads A Long List of Award-Winning Filmmakers Attending the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund This Year

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SOURCE American Documentary Film Festival

Festival opens in Palm Springs, California on March 27, 2014 and runs through March 31, 2014.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. Oliver Stone, three time Oscar-winner and 2012 AmDocs career achievement award recipient, leads a list that also includes John Avildsen (Best Director Oscar: Rocky); Oscar-winner Roger Ross Williams; two 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. Matuszyfski (Poland).

This year, the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund will screen over 130 films over its five day run at three Palm Springs area venues. "We're utilizing six screens this year," said Festival Director and Founder, Ted Grouya. "It will be our largest festival ever."

The Festival opens on Thursday, March 27th with a gala reception, followed by screenings of Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing, directed by New York Emmy®-winner Julie Cohen, and the Academy Award® short-listed 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.

CONTACT: Michael C. Green, michaelcgreen@earthlink.net, 760-880-4921

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