Narrating the Nation: Past and Present

Guest contributor Josh Glick looks at the Showtime series THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES and the theatrical documentary CITIZENFOUR both in how they give shape to living history and push conventional boundaries of creative collaboration. Continue reading

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Who’s Idea Was This? Second Thoughts from a New Filmmaker

Are you a new filmmaker, or aspiring to be? Do you feel a tug on your heart to make positive change in the world, and want to use the power of film? This note is for you.

It can take a long time to call yourself a “filmmaker” in front of other people. I’m still in the denial stage, and quite comfortable there… Continue reading

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Glick’s Picks: Roger Ebert and LIFE ITSELF

Josh Glick reflects on LIFE ITSELF, Steve James’ latest documentary about the film critic Roger Ebert. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspectives: Amy Oden

2014 Docs In Progress Fellow Amy Oden takes a different perspective on the sex worker industry in her latest film being workshopped through the fellowship program. Continue reading

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AFI DOCS 2.0

AFI DOCS is back for its second year from June 18-22. Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg takes a look at how the DC area’s biggest documentary festival is rebooting after a few false starts last year and previews some of the films she is looking forward to seeing. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspectives: Michael Blain

2014 Docs In Progress Fellow Michael Blain reports in from the road as he produces CAN’T TAKE IT NO MORE!, a documentary about Walmart workers fighting for the right to organize a union. Continue reading

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10 Years, 100 Mundane Days, 1 Amazing Night

Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg gave a speech at Decade of Docs in which she acknowledged all that has gone in to the organization’s first decade. Read the transcript here. Continue reading

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Congratulations Decade of Docs Award Winners

Find out who won awards at Decade of Docs. Continue reading

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Decade of Docs Award Nominations Announced

Docs In Progress is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Tuesday, May 20 with Decade of Docs, a special evening for the Washington DC area’s filmmaking community. This event will honor the past 10 years of Docs In Progress and the filmmakers we have helped to nurture while also looking forward to the future. Ten years and more than 1000 filmmakers later, Docs In Progress is honoring the achievements of its community with a series of awards for alumni of its film programs. These are the nominations. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspectives: Jennifer Goldsmith

2014 Docs In Progress Fellow Jennifer Goldsmith discusses her work-in-progress MOTHER’S MILK, MOTHER’S WISDOM about the challenges new mothers face with breastfeeding and how they overcome these challenges. Continue reading

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