Documentary Inspiration Awards Honor Ramona Diaz

Oct 20, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT  
Landmark's E Street Cinema  /  555 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Presented by
Docs In Progress

Includes a screening and discussion of Imelda, the documentary which put Ramona Diaz on the map.

Few modern political figures have been as controversial, outspoken and perhaps misunderstood as Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. For the first time, Marcos told her own story on film: how she rose from humble origins to become one of the richest and most powerful women in contemporary world history. Combined with interviews with friends and enemies, we get a nuanced portrait of the woman behind the shoes. Shot in 16 mm film, Imelda was awarded a Sundance award for excellence in cinematography.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 3 PM TODAY. After that, walk-up tickets only. 
Inspiration and Insights from award-winning documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz

Docs In Progress cordially invites you to join us at a special evening where we will honor and learn from award-winning documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz.  In an intimate master class conversation, she will discuss her career path to directing some of the most renowned documentaries of the past decade, including Don't Stop Believin: Every Man's Journey, The Learning, and Imelda.  She has also been Executive Producer of several films by emerging documentary filmmakers, including Don't Give Up Tomorrow and Notown. Her upcoming film Motherland will take us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital. Following the conversation, we will honor her with a Docs In Progress Documentary Inspiration Award and screen Imelda


Ramona Diaz is an award-winning Asian-American filmmaker best known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine a profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics and potent storytelling. Her films have demonstrated her ability to gain intimate access to the people she films—be they rock stars, first ladies, dissidents, or teachers—resulting in keenly observed moments and nuanced narratives that are unforgettable.  While she has focused exclusively on stories of Filipinos, the themes of Ramona's stories are universal. Her films have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Silverdocs, IDFA, and many other top film festivals. She has received funding from ITVS, CAAM, Sundance Documentary Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Institute, Catapult Film Fund, and Chicken & Egg. She has also served on numerous film festival juries and funding panels. Recently she was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She has also been a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, a joint program of the U.S. Department of State and the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings American films to audiences worldwide. She has conducted master classes and production and post-production workshops all over the world, including in Iraq, Laos, Morocco, Qatar,  Zimbabwe, and throughout the United States.

All proceeds from this special event benefit Docs In Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which gives individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world.

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How do I get tickets?
You can get regular tickets by scrolling down. You have the option to pay online by credit card or PayPal (even though it says PayPal, you can pay by most major credit cards via PayPal too). We also accept payments by check. In order to get earlybird discounts, payment must be received in full prior to the cutoff date.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 3 PM TODAY. After that, walk-up tickets only. 

Can I get tickets at the Landmark E Street Cinema box office?
This event is being organized by Docs In Progress so all advance ticketing goes through us. We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets online to ensure a seat and to save time at our check-in table on the night of the event.

However, it will be possible to purchase tickets at the door if tickets are still available. At the door, you will be able to pay by credit card, check, or cash (but we will NOT have any change if you choose to pay by cash).

Note that "At the Door" is NOT the E Street Box Office. Please proceed down the stairs/escalator to the theater level. Our check-in/ticket table will be just past the concessions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not. We will have your name on a list if you have purchased your tickets online.

Is my ticket refundable or transferrable?
Tickets are not refundable once purchased. However, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Make sure they have your name .

What do I get with a VIP ticket?
VIP tickets include a private reception with Ramona and the Docs In Progress Board of Directors prior to the awards (the reception will be at a nearby location and will begin at 6:00 pm). 

Are there group ticketing options, sponsorship, or advertising opportunities?
Yes. These are great opportunities for businesses who want to raise their profile among the DC documentary filmmaking community either through name recognition or an ad in our program. This is also  a great way for those who may not be able to attend in person but still want to congratulate Ramona Diaz on her honor to do so in a very public way. Ads start as low as $150 and sponsorships as low as $250.
Learn more about these opportunities.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Landmark's E Street Cinema is located at 555 11th St NW, in Washington DC. The entrance is on E Street between 10th and 11th Streets.

The closest Metro stations are Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver lines) and Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green lines). The only line affected by Metro trackwork is Orange Line (which will be single-tracking through a few stations, so allow extra time).

Three hours of reduced rate parking ($11) is available at the adjacent garage (entrance on 11th Street between "E" & "F" Streets) when you validate your parking ticket at the Landmark E Street Cinema's box office. Validation is honored when you enter after 5:00 PM. Parkers who exceed the 3 hour limit or enter before 5:00 PM will be charged the garage’s posted flat rate of $24.

I can't attend but I would like to make a donation to Docs In Progress.
Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which accepts online donations through the Catalogue for Philanthropy or on our website. If you prefer to make a donation by check, you may make it payable to "Docs In Progress" and mail to Docs In Progress, 8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Thank you!

Last Minute Ticket to Documentary Inspiration Awards
Sale Ends: Oct 20, 2016 8:30 PM EDT
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Landmark's E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States