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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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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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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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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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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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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