Community Stories Festival


November 13-19, 2017
Eighth Annual Community Stories Festival.

 

DATE/TIME 

LOCATION EVENT

Monday
November 13
7:30-9:30 pm

 

Takoma Park
Community Center
Work-in-Progress Screening of The Quince Orchard Project
FREE
Tickets available soon.

Tuesday
November 14
6:30-9:00 pm

 

AFI Silver Theatre
and Cultural Center

Screenings of Shorts on Local Topics
Produced by Docs In Progress students and professional filmmakers.  
Films to be announced soon.
FREE
Tickets available soon

 

Wednesday November 15
7:00-9:00 pm

 

Silver Spring Civic Building

Special presentation and community discussion of The Bridge
FREE
Tickets available soon

Co-presented with Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

Thursday
November 16
7:00 - 9:00 pm

 Docs In Progress

Best Practices in Legacy Videos 
$
Registration opens soon 
 

Friday 
November 17
7:30 - 9:30 pm

 

 Takoma Park Community Center

Showcase Screening of Let The Fire Burn with filmmakers Jason Osder and Nels Bangerter
FREE
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Saturday
November 18

10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Docs In Progress

 

 Editing Master Class with Nels Bangerter

$
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2:00 - 3:00 pm Takoma Park Community Center Youth Documentary Shorts Showcase
FREE
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4:00 - 6:00 pm  Docs In Progress Documentary Appreciation Salon with Josh Glick
FREE
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Sunday
November 19

10:00 am-3:00 pm

 

Docs In Progress

Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: the Smartphone Documentarian 
$
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 7:30-9:30 pm  Sandy Spring Museum Screenings of Shorts on Local Topics Produced by Docs In Progress students and professional filmmakers. Films to be announced soon.
FREE
Tickets available soon

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. 

In 2016, the festival featured three screening programs, a panel on getting started in documentary filmmaking, and workshops on how to get great interviews and make documentaries with a smart phone. The festival was made possible through the support of: 

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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.