Tooting Your Horn: Promoting Your Documentary and Yourself (IE1-1290)

May 03, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

Documentary filmmaking requires constantly trying to convince others of the worth of your film project and your work. But many of us cringe when an elevator pitch opportunity presents itself or we don't feel comfortable asking people to contribute money or time to move a film forward. We may also be turned off by the constant self-promotion...

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Raising Funds For Your Films: Old School Fundraising vs. New Technologies (IE1-1290)

May 09, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
NEW Docs In Progress Location

What can we learn from the traditional world of grant writing in the era of crowdfunding? Why do some crowd funding campaigns succeed while others fail? How can one succeed with federal grants? And, how can you leverage funding to realize your independent film? Award-winning writer/producer and successful proposal writer, Anna Reid...

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Screening of HIT & STAY

May 10, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

Presented as part of We Are Takoma WHAT'S SCREENING? HIT & STAY A film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They...

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Documentary Roundtable DC: Production Insurance Demystified

May 14, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Interface Media

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. The Washington DC meetings are organized by Women in Film and Video and are focused on getting expert advice on topics related to documentary filmmaking. The Silver Spring...

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Strategies for Writing Non-Fiction Films (IE1-1295)

May 15, 2018 7:00 PM - May 22, 2018 9:00 PM EDT
NEW Docs In Progress Location

Putting pen to paper is a critical part of the creative process for documentary films. In this workshop, we will review best practices and strategies for gathering your material, organizing your thoughts, and building stories for non-fiction films. We will discuss working with transcripts, the outlining process, drafts and revising. We...

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Peer Pitch Midwest (IE1-1272)

Apr 16, 2018 10:00 AM - Apr 17, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Columbia College Chicago

Are you a documentary filmmaker with a work-in-progress at any stage of development? Are you looking for a supportive environment to give your pitch a test run? Or do you want to help support your fellow filmmakers by providing them feedback?For 13 years, Docs In Progress has been presenting Peer Pitch programs -- first in the Washington...

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Screening of WALLS THAT BLEED: THE STORY OF THE DUDLEY/A&T UPRISING

Apr 12, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

Presented as part of We Are Takoma WHAT'S SCREENING? WALLS THAT BLEED: THE STORY OF THE DUDLEY/A&T UPRISING by Michael Anthony WALLS THAT BLEED chronicles a lesser known chapter of the civil rights movement. While Greensboro, North Carolina is known for the non-violent sit-in demonstrations which took place at segregated...

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Documentary Roundtable Silver Spring: Trailer Night

Apr 09, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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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Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110)

Apr 07, 2018 10:00 AM - 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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How to Get Great Interviews (IE1-1260)

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Want 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...

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