The 11th American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) will be held on April 7 through 11, at the Camelot Theatres of Palm Springs, California, featuring over 200 documentary and animated works from around the world. The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles partners with AmDocs for the first time, showcasing 5 films and a Taiwan-themed mixer on the opening night.
Taiwanese director Yang Wei-hsin (楊偉新) and 2 Taiwanese professional dancers from the documentary film Ballet In Tandem will attend the festival to unveil the first-time partnership between Taiwan and AmDocs. The line-up of Taiwan includes "No Man Is An Island (沒有人該成為孤島)," a film about the panic caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, "Ballet In Tandem (舞徑)," a film about the development of ballet in Taiwan, an animation short film "Girl In The Water (水中的女孩)," and 2 documentary short films "Life In The Coral Reef (珊瑚礁魚)" and "Highway Prose (公路散文)."
"We are thrilled with the first-time collaboration with AmDocs," said Director General Louis M. Huang (黃敏境) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. "We look forward to extending international exposure of Taiwanese cinematic works through our participation in the festival."
Director of AmDocs Teddy Grouya said, "We are proud to be able to showcase incredible films, both documentary and animated works, along with filmmakers from Taiwan, extending our friendship with an Asian partner in order to further expand the reach and opportunity for filmmakers from around the world."
Created in 2011, AmDocs takes place annually in Palm Springs, California, with a group of people that support independent films as its main audiences. It has been recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the five coolest documentary film festivals in the world.
For more information about screening and ticketing, please visit https://www.amdocfilmfest.com/ticketinfo.