Founder Teddy Grouya sought to create a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film, and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues. AmDocs is “One of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the World” on FilmFreeway.
The individual Flex Express Film Pass is a great, economical choice for film lovers. This pass holder will have access to all films for the entire duration of the festival (except for the Opening Night Gala, which is sold separately or as part of 'The Big Deal' package below). Please note that our Early Bird special (a $36 savings) will last only until March 1, so take advantage of big savings by ordering now.
Attend any 6 screenings during the festival for the cost of 5 with this special rate pass. Please note that Flex Express Film Pass holders, along with buyers of 'The Big Deal' package, will have first entry into the theatre. If a film is sold out, you may need to pick another screening. With this pass, you will have a hole punched each time you attend a screening or set of screenings. One of our most popular passes, we sell only a limited number, so we encourage filmgoers to purchase early before they sell out.
A ticket to the Opening Night Gala is separate from a Flex Express Film Pass, and can be purchased here. It includes admission to our opening night reception and films (special guests TBA), along with our opening night meet and greet party with filmmakers and special guests, hors d'ouvres, and wine celebration. This is a popular event with previous 500+ seat sellouts. Past Opening Night special guests have included legendary personalities such as award-winning actor George Takei, 5-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, Oscar winner Oliver Stone, and Emmy winner Phil Keoghan, and featured special live music performances and much more. Our 2019 Opening Night Gala featured a tribute to Native American history with Oscar legend Sacheen Littlefeather in attendance, along with creative food selections from 2-time James Beard Award winner The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman.
The whole enchilada, so to speak. You want it all? You've got it, with this spectacular, all-inclusive ticket option. Our very popular Big Deal pass gets you into everything ... the Opening Night Gala, and every film for the duration of the festival, including our Closing Night Film and Awards Ceremony. There is no waiting in line with The Big Deal pass, and you will not have to worry about sold out screenings because you will be admitted to the screening before individual ticket holders, Flex Express Pass holders, and 6-for-5 Movie Lover's Pass holders. Best of all, it comes with Early Bird pricing if you purchase before March 1. Save $50 by purchasing now.
This pass is good for any two (2)-day stretch of the festival, and includes all films except our Opening Night Gala, which is sold separately. If you love movies and are in town for just two days, this will be the plan for you.
This pass is good for any three (3)-day stretch of the festival, and includes all films except our Opening Night Gala, which is sold separately. If you have three days in Palm Springs and really want to experience the festival, this will be the plan for you. You'll be able to attend every film over any three days of your choice.