Screening of GRANDMA KNOWS BEST with Filmmaker-in-Residence Tamara Dawit

Aug 08, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Busboys and Poets - 14th & V, Washington

Docs In Progress is pleased to present our 2018 Filmmaker-in-Residence Tamara Dawit who will screen and discuss Grandma Knows Best, a short documentary which explores the 30-year connection between two grandmothers (one Canadian, one Ethiopian) across cultures, languages and continents. ABOUT TAMARA DAWIT Tamara exists between two communities...

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Getting Personal: Navigating Relationships When Documenting Family or Friends: A Special Workshop with Filmmaker-in-Residence Tamara Dawit (IE1-1290)

Aug 09, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION To many, it may seem that turning the camera on people you already know should be easy, but there are often specific challenges you must face as a filmmaker and family member or friend. Filmmaker-in-Residence Tamara Dawit has been making a documentary about her family for the past four years -- going so far as to move...

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Documentary Roundtable Silver Spring: Trailer Night

Aug 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

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)

Sep 08, 2018 10:00 AM - Oct 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

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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Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall: Classroom Films About the U.S. Constitution and American Government

Sep 13, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, Takoma Park
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Docs In The City: Spotlight on Identity Documentaries Featuring Grace Lee

Jul 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, Washington

Advance Ticketing is Now Closed for This Event We will have a Standby Line for At-the-Door Tickets. Explore the theme of identity through documentary, including an opportunity to watch a documentary from an iconic filmmaker -- in this case, Grace Lee -- and provide feedback on a new work-in-progress. Work-in-Progress Screening of...

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Investigative Journalism and Documentary (IE1-1290)

Jul 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Investigative documentary poses some of the greatest challenges of all of the forms of documentary. From the fight for documents through the Freedom of Information Act, to mining unnamed sources, to evaluating the veracity of uncovered information, to finding compelling ways to present complex subjects to general viewing audiences, there...

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Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp: The Self-Sufficient Documentary Shooter (IE1-1220)

Jul 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

This hands-on workshop will encompass an overview of the tools used in solo documentary shooting: cinematography technique, existing light shooting and audio recording. Over the course of 2 consecutive Saturdays, participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, safety best practices, how...

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Documentary Roundtable DC: How Filmmakers Can Engage with State and Local Policymakers

Jul 09, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Interface Media, Washington

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...

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Legal Issues for Documentary Filmmakers (IE1-1291)

Jun 30, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Knowing a few legal basics can make the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful film release. Legal issues arise in every aspect of film production. This workshop, led by media and entertainment attorney Laura Possessky, is designed to help filmmakers identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate...

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