Documingles: Facilitated Filmmaker Networking

Date and time:
Monday Oct 1, 2012 at 06:30 PM
to Monday Oct 1 at 08:30 PM

Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Program Information
Documingles is a facilitated networking session for documentary filmmakers led by Docs In Progress alums Simone Fary and Richard Hall.  As an antidote to the documentary filmmaker working in isolation, DocuMingles brings together filmmakers to foster support networks, mentoring relationships, and perhaps even collaborations. It’s a documentary filmmaker brainstorming, networking, and support group all wrapped up in one. This program is open to Docs Insiders, Docs in Progress Alumni, and other area documentary filmmakers. This is an opportunity to meet others in the documentary community, share the progress of your film, and tell the latest tales of the journey to getting a documentary completed.

DocuMingles is is entirely alumni-initiated and supplements other Docs In Progress programs to include focused but broader opportunities for networking and sharing. At the DocuMingles Meet-Ups, Simone and Richard will facilitate a discussion group where each participant will have a chance to share their latest successes, challenges, or tips in documentary filmmaking.


6:30-7:00 pm: Informal Networking (Refreshments)
7:00-8:00 pm
: Facilitated Discussion: Roundtable where participants will introduce themselves and talk about what they are currently working on.
8:00-8:30 pm: Feedback Spotlight: One pre-selected member of the group will show a trailer or segment from a work-in-progress and seek guidance from others in the group on strategies for next steps with the project.  The project to be discussed is Yi Chen’s House of Happiness about some of the last Chinese immigrants still living in Washington DC’s Chinatown neighborhood.
8:30-9:00 pm
: Informal Networking

$10 per person.
Free for members of the Docs Insiders program.

Advance registration through 5 pm on October 1.  If you want to pay by credit card, you must register in advance online.  Cash only at the door.  Register Now

The Documentary House is the home of Docs In Progress and is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland at 8700 First Avenue (corner of First and Fenwick). Yes it really is a house. We are only a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro. Some free parking is available in the gravel lot behind our house. Additional parking is available in the Cameron Street Garage across the street (free after 7 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends). For more detailed directions, visit our Directions Page.