Documentary Roundtable Silver Spring: Trailer Night

Aug 14, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

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Event Description

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. 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 meetings are organized by Docs In Progress and focused on peer feedback. Both meetings include time for networking. 

ALL Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE only for members of WIFV or Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium Members. They are $10 for all others.  If you are a WIFV member or Docs Insider, use the Promo Code which has been provided to you.


Tonight’s meeting is facilitated by Docs In Progress alums Simone Fary and Richard Hall.  As an antidote to the documentary filmmaker working in isolation, it’s a brainstorming, networking, and support group all wrapped up in one.  This is an opportunity to meet others in the documentary community and share your latest successes, challenges, and tips on documentary filmmaking.  


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Informal Networking

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Introductions. Participants will briefly introduce themselves and talk about what they are currently working on.

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Feedback Spotlight: Several pre-selected members of the group will show a trailer or 10 minute segment from a work-in-progress and seek guidance from others in the group on strategies for next steps with the project.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Informal Discussion and Networking


The following filmmakers have been selected through a submission process to share trailers or scenes from their documentaries in development for feedback from others in the room. 

by Sam Hampton

When Zo transitions from female to male, his parents must also change. This film looks at the current paradigm shift of transgender individuals being accepted more largely in society from the perspective of one family.

by Amy Richards

A Southern Maryland community struggles to understand the risks and implications of a new liquefied natural gas export terminal which could impact air quality, water quality, and emergency management. 

by Zachary Ewell
A young music artist wants to break into and then out of the DC music scene (if such a scene even exists anymore). What does it means to be an artist in the 21st century?

Want feedback on your trailer? Our next Silver Spring Roundtable will take place October 16. The deadline to submit is September 15. Submit here.

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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NOTE: As of September 2016, ALL Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE only for members of WIFV or Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium Members or All-Access Passholders. They are $10 for all others. If you are a WIFV member or Docs Insider, use the Promo Code which has been provided to you to negate the fee.
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