2019 American Documentary Annual Gala

Support bold documentaries and documentarians for the public good

6:30 Gala cocktail reception & fundraiser  – SOLD OUT

8:00 p.m. Doc Prom afterparty with DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra)

The American Documentary Annual Gala brings together industry influencers, philanthropists and film lovers to celebrate the power of independent documentary for the public good. Now in its third year, the event will feature a gala cocktail reception with our season filmmakers and special guests, followed by a festive afterparty with the indie doc community.

Gala proceeds will support American Documentary (AmDoc), the nonprofit organization that brings you award-winning documentary series POV on PBS and America ReFramed on WORLD Channel; interactive arm POV Spark; long-running community impact and engagement work and new artist initiatives for a more equitable documentary ecosystem. 




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2019 Gala Host Committee

Anonymous Supporter • Samantha Abrams • Kimberly & Matt Cantor • Pierre & Anne de Villeméjane • Abigail Disney • Margaret Drain • Fred Dust & David Young  • Wendy Ettinger • Maxyne Franklin • Marie Therese Guirgis • Elizabeth Hemmerdinger • Simon Kilmurry • Anjali Kumar • Susan Margolin & Neal Smith • Sarah Masters • Cindy Meehl • SJ Murray • Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao • Chris & Nancy Plaut • Abby Pucker & Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation • Gini Reticker & Jerry Kupfer • Neal Shapiro • Carolyn Strauss • Ann G. Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee  • Marc Weiss & Nancy Meyer • Stephen Whisnant

Inaugural Doc Prom Committee

A-DOCDCTVDoc SocietyThe D-Word

American Documentary Board of Directors

Margaret Drain, Chair • Michael Isip, Vice Chair • John Bredar, Secretary • Chris Plaut, Treasurer • Zain Habboo • Anjali Kumar • Danielle Lee • John Limotte • Neal Shapiro • Carolyn Strauss • Joi Thomas • Beth Viner • Ann Tenenbaum, Emeritus

POV Presenting Stations

KQED San Francisco • WGBH Boston • WNET New York Public Media

POV Media Sponsors


Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Find out how you can be a part of this special evening by aligning your brand with our event. For more information, contact gala@amdoc.org.