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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  • October 8 (Sunday midday): Representation in Documentary with Michèle Stephenson Get More Info
  • October 12 (Thursday evening: Strategies for Writing Non-Fiction Films Get More Info
  • October 16 (Monday evening): Documentary Roundtable: Trailer Night Get More Info
  • October 17 (Tuesday evening): Getting Your Foot in the Door: Careers in Film and Television Get More Info
  • October 18-November 8 (Wednesday evenings): Intro to Adobe Premiere Editing Get More Info
  • November 5-12 (Sundays): Backpack Filmmaking Bootcamp with Susanne Coates and Emily Wathen Get More Info
  • November 7 (Tuesday evening): Web Panel on Working Long Distance with an Editor Get More Info
  • November 13 (Monday evening): Documentary Roundtable (Topic: Career Sustainability with Jax Deluca) Get More Info
  • November 18 (Saturday morning): Editing Master Class with Nels Bangerter Get More Info
  • November 19 (Sunday): Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: Smartphone Documentarian with Larry Engel. Get More Info

Click on "Register," "RSVP" or "Get 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).