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

Casseroles for a Cause Returns for Fall Season

Local nonprofit Silver Spring Cares has announced that its ninth iteration of the bi-annual Casseroles for a Cause food collection event will take place Nov 1-7, 2021. The annual event brings the community together to stock freezers with delicious meals for partner organizations serving vulnerable neighbors who may be facing food insecurity.

CREATE to Mark 35th Anniversary with Reception, Exhibit Opening

CREATE Arts Center will mark its 35th anniversary with a free reception and exhibit opening on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6–8 p.m. in the Tamar Hendel Art Gallery at 914 Silver Spring Ave. The exhibition will feature a diverse group of local artists, with both two- and three-dimensional original works including paintings, sculptures and textiles.