Community Stories Festival


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Join us at the Seventh Annual Community Stories Festival: November 9-12, 2016

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Opening Night Student Showcase - Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Short Documentaries on Local Topics by adults and youth in Docs In Progress classes
at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD
Tickets - $5
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Opening Night Feature Screening - Wednesday, November 9 from 8:45-10:00 pm
Indivisible by Hilary Lippert Linder (Fellow and Fiscal Sponsoree)
at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD
followed by an afterparty at Not Your Average Joe's
Tickets - $5
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Short Documentaries by Local Filmmakers - Thursday, November 10 from 7:30-10:00 pm
at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium in Takoma Park, MD
FREE
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Docs In Progress Panel on Getting Started in Documentary Filmmaking - Friday, November 11 from 3:00-4:00 pm
at Chuck Levin's Music Center in Wheaton, MD
presented by our friends at the Wheaton Film Festival
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Workshop on How to Make Documentaries with a Smart Phone  - Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring, MD
Space is limited. Please click on "Find out more" link to see if spots are left.
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Workshop on How to Get Great Interviews  - Saturday, November 12 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring, MD
Space is limited. Please click on "Find out more" link to see if spots are left.
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THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY STORIES

Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary to bring community together. Our annual Community Stories Festival highlights the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. The festival is open to the public and gives local residents a chance to learn more about their communities and meet both the filmmakers and people featured in the films.

The festival features films made by professional filmmakers in our community which spotlight local stories, as well as works produced by adults and youth in our our production classes and camps. To allow these first-time filmmakers to focus on learning effective storytelling and the technical aspects of using a camera and editing equipment, we identify local individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits for the students to profile in short videos. 


Below are just a handful of Community Stories profile videos which have been made over the years. You can see even more on our Youtube page.