Filmmaking Workshops


Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional, an emerging filmmaker, or a beginner, Docs In Progress offers a range of adult education programs focused on documentary filmmaking. Beginners may want to check out our introductory production, pre-production, editing, and storytelling classes and webinars. Those filmmakers with more experience can find a variety of professional development workshops, bootcamps, panels, expert talks, master classes, and other programs focused on everything from taking your camerawork or editing to the next level to developing a fundraising strategy to honing your pitch. We also offer educational programs for youth and nonprofit organizations.
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  • April 25 (Tuesday evening): Taking the Leap: Career Transitioning into Documentary Panel Get More Info
  • April 26 (Wednesday lunchtime): Getting Started Webinar: Budgeting for Documentaries Get More Info
  • May 3 (Wednesday lunchtime): Getting Started Webinar: Fundraising Strategies for Documentaries Get More Info
  • May 8 (Monday evening): Documentary Roundtable DC: Investigative Documentary Get More Info
  • May 10 (Wednesday): Peer Pitch Midwest at Columbia College in Chicago Get More Info
  • June 10 (Saturday afternoon): How to Get Great Interviews Workshop Get More Info 
  • June 14 (Wednesday daytime): Peer Pitch Get More Info
  • June 24 (Saturday morning): Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian Get More Info
  • July 11-August 1 (Tuesday/Thursday mornings): Video Production for Nonprofits Get More Info.
  • July 15 (Saturday afternoon): Legal Issues for Documentary Film Workshop Get More Info
  • September 7–October 5 (Thursday evenings): Documentary Filmmaking from A to Z Get More Info

Click on "Register," "RSVP" or "Buy Tickets" for full details on upcoming educational programs for filmmakers below
(note that there is an extra scroll bar within the embedded upcoming programs, so you may need to scroll or click to a second page to see all that we have to offer in the next few months).