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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Fellows Perspectives: Heather Taylor

This week, we began the second year of the Docs In Progress Fellowship Program. We were pleased to welcome ten new Fellows who come with a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and film projects. Throughout the year, we’ll be featuring each of our Fellows as guest bloggers where they will share their thoughts on their films, filmmaking, or anything they think would be of interest to the documentary community. We start this month with Heather Taylor talking about the importance of community in her film and her filmmaking. Continue reading

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Decade of Docs Houseparties Feature Special Guests

Docs In Progress Board members will be hosting a series of houseparties featuring very special guests in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit Docs In Progress 10th anniversary programming. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Documentary Filmmakers

We challenge you with five proposed resolutions for documentary filmmakers in 2014. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Give Constructive Criticism

Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg shares some thoughts on what makes up effective constructive critique for unfinished documentaries in a work-in-progress screening. Continue reading

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Glick’s Picks: The New York Times, Op-Docs, and the Future of Journalism

Contributor Josh Glick looks at how the New York Times has been integrating short creative documentaries into its website and how this reflects on the growing interconnectedness between documentary storytelling and online journalism. Continue reading

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Docs In Progress Alums: Upcoming Screenings

While Docs In Progress programming will be slowing down after next week’s Documentary Roundtable until we start things up again in early September, we are excited to share news that three of our work-in-progress screening alums will be showing their … Continue reading

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AFI DOCS: Some final thoughts: Erica Ginsberg

Executive Director Erica Ginsberg’s final thoughts on the 2013 AFI DOCS Film Festival. Continue reading

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AFI DOCS: an Intern’s Perspective: Samantha Ammons

Docs In Progress Intern Samantha Ammons reflects on her first ever AFI DOCS, including the films THE CRASH REEL and WHITE/BLACK BOY. Continue reading

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