Vintage Movie Night: Cold War Revisited

As Russia’s war in Ukraine raises threats of nuclear war, memories of the Cold War and the dark shadows of worldwide nuclear annihilation are resurfacing. In his latest Vintage Movie Night film screening, archival film enthusiast Richard Hall will share his sampling of Cold War-era vintage classroom and propaganda films from the 1940s to the 1980s. This free screening includes … Read More

MoCo Youth Media Festival 2022

The Montgomery County Youth Media Festival is a free annual event that will take place at Levine Music in downtown Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, April 23. The festival showcases original short documentaries and visual art pieces from middle and high school students in the DMV area. A panel of judges reviews all the entries and selects some student works … Read More

Community Stories Film Festival

The Community Stories Film Festival 2022, March 11-13 of Docs In Progress is coming up. This festival is all virtual, FREE and open to everyone. The festival features local stories by local MD, DC and Northern Virginia filmmakers. All films will be accessible to stream on your convenience starting March 8, 5pm. Q&As with the filmmakers are scheduled for March … Read More

Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian

This special workshop from Docs In Progress will give participants the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your smartphones when it comes to video. Today’s smartphones carry with them excellent lenses and high resolution video. You’ll learn how to make the most of them just by knowing the devices better. We’ll also look at apps and … Read More

Budgeting for Documentary

Keeping control over your budget throughout the entire documentary filmmaking process (from the early stages to the finished product) is a core component when making a film. Having a budget doesn’t only give you confidence, it also tells the funders that you know what you are doing. It helps you to raise money and it helps you to save money. … Read More

Documentary Fundraising

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00 – 8:30 pm | $75 Making a documentary film is exciting, but raising money to make that film is all but exciting. It’s very hard work. The good news is that there is a potential audience for every film and there is also potential money for every film, but you must take on the challenge … Read More

Writing Documentary Proposals and Treatments

Your written proposal is possibly your first – maybe your only – shot at impressing a commissioning editor or funder. It’s important to write a proposal that will capture their attention. But, you say: “I am a filmmaker, not a writer, and my idea speaks for itself.” A commissioner’s/funder’s response? If you can’t write a comprehensive proposal why should I … Read More

Online Vintage Movie Night: Immigrants and Refugees

In a YouTube premiere at 8 pm on July 29, Vintage Movie Night host Richard Hall will share his curated screening of short vintage films exploring America’s history with immigrants and refugees, including early silent films encouraging assimilation, Charlie Chaplin’s take on the Atlantic crossing, post-WWII classroom films, and activist films. See how our views about immigrants have evolved, and … Read More

Kennedy Center to Screen Dave Chappelle Documentary Film

The Kennedy Center has announced the August 1 screening of “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary Film,” a documentary film that follows comedian and Silver Spring native Dave Chappelle to his current home of Yellow Springs, Ohio, as the community reels from the events of 2020.