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While the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) itself is held annually each Spring, our mission is one that serves the area full-time, year-round. We carry out a variety of screenings (both indoor and outdoor), education efforts, and community outreach activities, throughout the year to benefit the Coachella Valley film, school, and arts communities. These activities take several forms:

  • Seminars and panels during our annual Film Festival

  • Monthly highlight screenings between April and November annually

  • Free monthly screenings at Coachella Valley senior centers

  • Periodic special events in conjunction with area community organizations

  • Ongoing collaboration with area primary and secondary educational institutions

  • Other special events and celebrations of documentary film


AmDocs has collaborated with a variety of educational and community outreach organizations in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley since its inception. Examples include coordinating with the following local organizations:


  • Palm Springs Unified School District

  • Palm Springs Public Library

  • Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

  • Palm Desert First Weekend

  • Tour de Palm Springs

  • Modernism Week

  • Jewish Family Services

  • Rancho Mirage Public Library

  • Mizell Senior Center

  • The Cathedral Center

  • California State University, San Bernardino & Palm Desert campuses

  • College Of The Desert

  • Musical Theater University

  • Boys and Girls Clubs

  • Marquee Academy of Performing Arts

  • Alzheimer’s Association

  • Parkinson’s Resource Organization

  • and more


If you have a group or organization that you feel would be a good partner for AmDocs, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Thank you so much to all those who came
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