Understanding the Film Festival Selection Process (IE1-1292)

Feb 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
NEW Docs In Progress Location

What does it take for your documentary feature or short to be accepted into a film festival? Take a peek into the sometimes mysterious process of how films get selected so that you can navigate your festival strategy strengthened with vital insider knowledge. Led by veteran documentary film festival programmer Andrea Passafiume (AFI DOCS...

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Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall: Selections From the National Film Preservation Board

Mar 08, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
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Documentary Roundtable DC (Topic: Archival Research)

Mar 12, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Interface Media

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for January 8, but has been rescheduled to March 12 due to the icy conditions. Archival Research with Bonnie Rowan The Documentary Roundtable is a joint program of Docs In Progress and Women and Film and Video. These meetings switch off between Washington DC and Silver Spring. The Washington...

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Deadline to Submit Documentary Rough Cuts for May 16 Work-in-Progress Screening

Mar 16, 2018 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM EDT
Online Submission

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions for our May 16, 2018 Work-in-Progress Screening The deadline to submit your film is March 16, 2018. SUBMIT NOW.

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Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian (IE1-1294)

Mar 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

Bring your smartphones! Bring your tablets! Learn how to make professional documentaries with your mobile devices. Today’s smartphones carry with them excellent lenses and high resolution video. You’ll learn how to make the most of them just by knowing the devices better. We’ll also look at apps and hardware that further improve your...

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Peer Pitch West

Mar 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Please note: While pitching spots are now on waitlist, you can still register to provide feedback to other filmmakers. If you also want to pitch, please join the waitlist but, keep in mind, that the only cancellations we have had in the past have been due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or a death in the family, so notifications...

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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Editing Workshop (IE1-1150)

Mar 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
NEW Docs In Progress Location

​This full day of intermediate-level Adobe Premiere workshop is recommended for anyone who already understands the core competencies of the Premiere editing suite, or for anyone who has used Premiere on‐and‐off but wants better mastery of the software.The four sections of material to be covered in the workshop are as follows: Color Correction...

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Spring Break Documentary Filmmaking Camp - for Ages 12-17

Mar 26, 2018 9:00 AM - Mar 30, 2018 4:00 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center

Registration opens for this camp on February 5 for Takoma Park residents and February 11 for others. Registration is through the Takoma Park Recreation Department website. ​In this one-week fun and educational day camp, participants work in small teams to plan, shoot, and edit short documentary videos about themselves, using original...

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How to Get Great Interviews (IE1-1260)

Apr 04, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONWant to learn how to get amazing interviews, whether you are making a documentary, an oral history project, or capturing your own community or family stories? There are as many ways to shoot interviews as there are styles or subjects of documentaries. It’s important to make a decision early in terms of what stylistic...

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Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110)

Apr 07, 2018 10:00 AM - May 19, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary. The class will introduce participants to screen language and sequencing and provide hands-on experience with digital video cameras and the Adobe Premiere editing system. Equipment will be provided.Participants will work in small teams...

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Documentary Roundtable Silver Spring: Trailer Night

Feb 12, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

Overview: An opportunity to network, share successes and challenges in documentary filmmaking, and provide feedback to several filmmakers on their trailers. The Documentary Roundtable is a joint program of Docs In Progress and Women and Film and Video. These free meetings switch off between Washington DC and Silver Spring...

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Work-in-Progress Screening of FOR CHOCO and SPIRIT PAINTER

Feb 08, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

Presented as part of We Are TakomaSince 2004, Docs In Progress has facilitated feedback sessions on the rough cuts of more than 150 documentaries...with your help. Watch a not-quite-finished documentary and participate in a facilitated workshop-style feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at...

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Finding Your Story Workshop (IE1-1290)

Feb 07, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

Making a great film starts with having a great story. How and where do you find this great story? How does a great idea morph into a great story? How do you know if your great idea will pan out once you’ve found it? All of these questions that are the bedrock of great filmmaking will be explored in this two hour seminar devoted to...

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Work-in-Progress Screening of THE QUEEN OF THE CAPITAL

Jan 30, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
George Washington University

Please note that advance ticket sales have ended for tonight's screening. Seats will be available on a standby basis only. Since 2004, Docs In Progress has facilitated feedback sessions on the rough cuts of more than 150 documentaries...with your help. Watch a not-quite-finished documentary and participate in a facilitated workshop-style...

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Budgeting for Documentaries (IE1-1290)

Jan 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

A budget is an important planning tool for documentary films. It is also a necessity if you are planning to fundraise for your film. Far from numbers alone, the budget is another way of telling the story of your film. In this session with Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg, we will go over the elements which make up a...

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Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110)

Jan 20, 2018 10:00 AM - Jan 22, 2018 1:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary. The class will introduce participants to screen language and sequencing and provide hands-on experience with digital video cameras and the Adobe Premiere editing system. Equipment will be provided. Participants will work in small teams...

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Deadline to Apply for 2018 Fellowship Program

Jan 16, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

Click on the RSVP now to be taken to our information page and application on the 2018 Fellowship.

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Encore Screening of Community Stories Festival Shorts Showcase I

Jan 11, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

Did you miss seeing our Shorts Showcase I in November at the Community Stories Festival at the AFI Silver? You have another opportunity since we will be showing the films again in Takoma Park. These short documentaries are about people, places, and happenings in from our local community. They include films both by professional filmmakers...

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POSTPONED - Edit Your Own Video With Final Cut Pro X (IE1-1160)

Jan 11, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. In this hands-on editing lab for emerging documentary filmmakers, participants will learn how to structure and edit a fundraising trailer or a short segment (up to two minutes) from scratch using the editing software Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). We will provide structured...

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Phone Info Session on Fellowship Program'

Jan 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
By Phone

Join Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg and several past Fellows to learn more about the Docs In Progress Fellowship Program. The call-in number is 605-472-5814 The access code is 250-284-548 If you RSVP here, we will send you a reminder 24 hours before the call.

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